Please watch the video (above and linked here) to discover each of our House names!
View a quick profile for each House here.
Why "Veritas?" We live in a world filled with way more information coming towards us than we can possibly handle. With so many supposed “truths” that are created to mimic reality, one can be left to wonder…what is fact? What is actuality? What is reality? Does truth simply reside only in the intellect in so far as it is understood?
This House represents honesty. "Veritas" (pronounced ver-ee-tahs) means "truth" in Latin. It represents trust in God and in one another. This House, colored in steel gray - the color which represents one of the most important materials in the basis of construction - is focused on the most important characteristic in the basis of our faith… the truth.
This House resides on the backs of Saints and individuals who were educators or Doctors of the Church: Thomas Aquinas, Therese of Lisieux, Fulton Sheen, and Catherine of Siena.
This is the House of faithfulness. This is the House of the truth. This is the Veritas House.
Why "Lumen?" A single bulb in a dark room is an agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible. Its authentic power is to not be hidden under a bushel, but instead, set on a lampstand where it gives light to all in the House. "Lumen" (pronounced loo-men) means "light" in Latin.
This House, which is inspired by Saints who were mystics, works to amplify the intrinsically motivated light of the individual to illuminate the surrounding darkness of our world and impart the light of holiness to all. Ignatius of Loyola, Faustina Kowalska, Ambrose, and Kateri Tekakwitha refused to dim their lights - instead - they dedicated themselves to disseminating their light near and far, to never be deterred by obstacles, and stay forward-looking to be examples of servants of God.
The gold of this House reminds us to show forth the brilliancy of our good deeds and glorify the Father in heaven.
This little light of mine… this is the Lumen House.
Why "Caritas?" We all have felt the pain of rejection in some way. The feeling of being dismissed, spurned, or not accepted by others. It is in these moments we understand the power of community. The power of “belonging” to something bigger than one’s self. The power of living beyond one’s wants and needs, and instead, living in service of others with compassion and love.
The Caritas (pronounced kahr-ee-tahs) House, which means "love" in Latin, works to provide comfort to a broken world. It is associated with Saints and individuals who gave all of themselves to others, humbly working according to what is morally right and fair in all circumstances: Gianna Beretta Molla, Augustus Tolton, Marianne Cope, and Oscar Romero.
This House - draped in the comforting color family of rock blue - is selfless, grateful, mindful, and compassionate.
This is the Caritas House.
Why "Gaudium?" Joy is more than a fleeting emotion. It is deeply rooted in the Gospel message, and it comes from a place not deterred by difficulties. It is courageous to be joyful in a jaded, cynical world. When you have joy - you have hope. When you have hope - you can problem-solve, adapt, learn, and evangelize. You have a fire inside of you that others want to have in their own lives.
Gaudium (pronounced gau-dee-uhm) means "joy" in Latin. This House follows the lead of Saints who were evangelists and missionaries: Paul Miki, Mary Magdalene, Frances Xavier Cabrini, and Pier-Giorgio Frassati. These individuals were resilient, flexible-thinking people who were able to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions.
The navy of this House speaks to the stability and power of joy in one’s life.
This House? It brings the joy! This is the Gaudium House.