As part of the celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the presence of the Company of Mary in the United States, the students of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School in Temecula, performed “Breath on the Embers.” It is an original play written by David Kenzie with music by Dr. Robin Fenton for Notre Dame School in Cobham, England. The students gave a moving performance on the life of Saint Jeanne that highlighted her great faith and fortitude to carry out the mission of education given to her by Our Lord.
There were a total of four performances between May 18-21. The May 19 performance was held especially for students from other schools within the Company of Mary educational network: Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac Tustin, La Purisima, and Saint Anne. Sister Ernestine Velarde, the director of the play, exuded enthusiasm for all those who helped in the preparation and for the students who participated. Their amazing performance was truly a beautiful example of evangelization through theater.”