Raymond Dunne

Humans of SM


Aidan Ocampo

Dunne was principal for 12 years. His legacy remains enshrined on a main campus wall with his legendary saying.

Really take a look at the new the four principles of Caritas Christi that are now going up in all the classrooms. Each one of those principles has some very specific things telling you, like this is how you can do that. So for goodness, what are some things that you can do, or justice, how can you do that. I would say number one: Take a look at those, pick out things that you feel comfortable with as a student to be able to do and then live it. I think that’s the most important thing, is that Caritas Christi is not meant to be just put on a wall, it’s meant for everyone to live it and so we should make a concerted effort every day to be that love of Christ to each other. My faith is central to who I am and I can’t even imagine my life without my faith. It’s something that has been a part of me since I was a kid. I was particularly drawn to ideas of Catholicism and Christianity and so it is what I guide my life by. You know, there’s that old saying, “What would Jesus do,” and that’s cute but there’s some truth to that when you look at what did Jesus teach us to do and if we know that and we take that as part of us, then we live that and by doing that we’re living the gospels, we’re living what Jesus wanted us to do. Faith is the cornerstone to my existence.