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Christian ethos

Christian ethos

The formative project of Álamos is inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and by the message of S. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei.

Álamos’s Christian identity is reflected in its Catholic formation activities, entrusted to Opus Dei. These activities are open to all girls interested in deepening their Christian life, clarifying their doubts or getting to know the Catholic faith better.

This inspiration is also present in its diverse activities, environment and in daily life at Alamos:

  • In the importance given to the study and work, done with responsibility and competence.
  • In the promotion of solidarity and an informed and active citizenship.
  • In an environment characterized by the friendship, mutual assistance, confidence, joy, and respect for the freedom and individuality of one another
  • In the traditional practices of the Christian life that are regularly lived in the residence and that are open to everyone who wants to participate: Rosary, Mass, etc.
  • Through our Oratory and a Chaplain who comes to Álamos on a regular basis and is available to assist whoever wants it.
You too can improve the world and leave an imprint that makes a mark on history ‒ your history and that of many others. The Church and society need you. With your plans and with your courage, with your dreams and ideals, walls of stagnation fall and roads open up that lead us to a better, fairer, less cruel and more humane world.
Pope Francis
Message to Youth, 21-3-2017
A university must educate its students to have a sense of service to society, promoting the common good with their professional work and their activity. University people should be responsible citizens with a healthy concern for the problems of other people and a generous spirit which brings them to face these problems and to resolve them in the best possible way. It is the task of universities to foster these attitudes in their students.
Saint Josemaría Escrivá
in Conversations with Monsignor Escriva de Balaguer, 74
The world cannot continue down the path that it is taking now. If a Christian in these days looks away from the need of the poorest of the poor, then in reality he is not a Christian! Nothing else will change the world but people who with Jesus devote themselves to it, who with Him go to the margins and right into the middle of the dirt. Go into politics, too, and fight for justice and human dignity, especially for the poorest of the poor. All of you are the Church. Make sure, then, that this Church is transformed, that she is alive, because she allows herself to be challenged by the cries of the dispossessed, by the pleading of the destitute, and by those for whom nobody cares.
Pope Francis
DOCAT's Foreword