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Father Matthews is the School’s spiritual leader, whose purpose is to awaken the community to God’s abundant mercy, justice, compassion, and faithfulness to all.  He conveys and communicates a divine message through words and more importantly through deeds. As Chaplain at Saint Edward’s School, he has the distinct pleasure of serving the spiritual needs of a diverse community, all the while respecting the dignity of every human being.    
 

Our Chaplain Provides the Following Services and Care:

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  • COMMUNITY WIDE SUPPORT

    • Provide spiritual guidance and direction for the community
    • Organize and lead Chapel and other liturgical services for all ages, including weddings, baptisms and funerals.
    • Educate the school community honor code in matters of integrity and ethical values
    • Serve as a highly visible, accessible parent resource and point of contact
    • Encourages compassion and understanding of all human beings
    • Promotes interfaith dialogue
  • PARENT & STUDENT SUPPORT

     
    • Encourages reflection upon spiritual dimensions of life
    • Teaches ethics honors to US students
    • Teaches character development
    • Educate the school community honor code in matters of integrity and ethical values
    • Serve as a highly visible, accessible parent resource and point of contact
    • Help new families integrate into the Saint Edward’s community
     
  • Staff & Classroom Support

     
    • Encourages reflection upon spiritual dimensions of life
    • Promote the well-being of all students, faculty and staff through pastoral care and provide support through life’s difficult moments.
    • Educate the school community honor code in matters of integrity and ethical values
    • Serve as a highly visible, accessible staff resource and point of contact
     

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  • Father William Matthews 

    Chaplain
    (772) 492-2119
    Nashotah House - M.Div
    University of Central Florida - B.A.

Wellness News

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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Spiritual Practices

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: Spiritual Practices

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Today's wise words are from pastor and author Brian McLaren. These words come from his book titled Finding Our Way Again, The Return of the Ancient Practices (page 14):
    Spiritual practices are actions within our power that help us narrow the gap. They help us become someone weighty, someone worthy of a name and reputation, someone who makes survival worthwhile by turning life’s manure into fertilizer. They’re about surviving your twenties or forties or eighties and not becoming a jerk in the process. About not letting what happens to us deform us or destroy us. About realizing that what we earn or accumulate means nothing compared to what we become and who we are. As such, spiritual practices are pretty earthy, and they’re not strictly about spirituality as it is often defined; they’re about humanity. Which brings us to the second reason they’re important – aliveness.
    Spiritual practices could be called life practices or humane practices, because they help us practice being alive, and humanely so. They develop not just character but also aliveness, alertness, wakefulness, and humanity.


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This is What's Important

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: This is What's Important

    Marie Campione (lk)
    Today's Wise Words come from Iain Thomas. Mr. Thomas is a South African author and poet:

    And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, 'This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!' And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, 'No. This is what’s important.'


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  • Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Preciousness of Life

    Weekly Devotional Passage from the School Chaplain: The Preciousness of Life

    Marie Campione
    Today's Wise Words come from a Polish-born American rabbi and leading Jewish theologian and philosopher of the 20th century; Abraham Joshua Heschel. With all that is going on this month from Valentine's Day to the Year Anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Rabbi Heschel's words speak directly to the preciousness and frailty of life.
     
    “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”


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1895 Saint Edward's Drive
Vero Beach, Florida 32963
772.231.4136