Edmund Rice was moved by the Holy Spirit to open his whole heart to Christ present and appealing to him in the poor (1984 General Chapter).
- EVANGELIZE YOUTH WITHIN THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
- PROCLAIM AND WITNESS TO ITS CATHOLIC IDENTITY
- STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE MARGINALIZED BY POVERTY & INJUSTICE
- FOSTER AND INVIGORATE A COMMUNITY OF FAITH
- CELEBRATE THE VALUE AND DIGNITY OF EACH PERSON & NURTURE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHOLE PERSON
- CALL FOR COLLABORATION AND SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MISSION
- PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN ALL ENDEAVOURS
"These songs have been used to unveil new buildings, say goodbye to grads, and bring our community together at masses. The elements that were so vague as a high school kid finally had embodied meaning and were brought to life through music."
"It is my hope that these paintings, a visual reminder of our daily call to action, can help advance the charism of Blessed Edmund Rice and strengthen our faith personally and as a community."
While our boys’ achievements at graduation are worthy of praise and celebration, we also reflect upon and note their acts of kindness and generosity that we witness on a daily basis.
The willingness to share responsibility for our Mission, coupled with the can-do attitude of generations of parents, alumni, and staff, have enabled VC to accomplish so much more than we would do with a more traditional approach.
It is in the whole and holistic yet diverse community that Vancouver College is able to celebrate and value each person’s inherent dignity.
Be it through our daily religion classes, prayer, liturgies, retreats, or outreach, every day at Vancouver College, our community of faith is fostered and invigorated.
Student experiences in the service of those marginalized by poverty and injustice are true capstones of a VC education. The ultimate expression of our Better Man aspirations lies in these opportunities as we equip our boys with the awareness, skills, and faith, to truly make a difference in our world.
Not a day goes by that we do not witness one of our teachers, coaches, educational assistants, volunteers or chaplains demonstrating over and over again how to live a moral and just life, how to genuinely proclaim and witness to our Catholic identity.
One of the most difficult things for us to measure at Vancouver College is how effective we are in evangelizing our boys within the Church’s mission. It is a result of these moments when they behave in deeply empathetic and Christlike ways, without anyone watching, that we know we are on the right track.
Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice was the founder of two religious Congregations of teaching Brothers: The Presentation Brothers (FPM) and the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers (CFC).