1. sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
"the victims should be treated with compassion"
WHAT DOES COMPASSION MEAN TO...
Cornelia's compassion for all those around her was boundless. Throughout her life, Cornelia's faith that God's love and compassion would sustain her, helped her to persevere through tough times. Cornelia emulated this compassion and love in her own life by caring for and educating those most vulnerable in her community.
A MEMBER OF MADELEINE HOUSE
"In HCK, we are encouraged to always be there for each other, no matter the circumstances. This is especially true when a member of the school community is facing a challenging time. We, as friends and peers, comfort, support and empathise with each other and offer a listening ear."
A HOLY CHILD SCHOOL
Holy Child students are taught to be compassionate not only to those closest to them but also to those struggling and facing tough times, throughout the world. Students are encouraged share their compassion during the good times but more importantly to offer support when times get tough.
A MEMBER OF THE SHCJ
For a member of the SHCJ, compassion means looking out for those in the immediate community who are facing challenges and in the wider community. Through missions and community engagement, they can offer themselves as a listening ear and an open door.