Marcellin Champagnat perceived these virtues as essential and supernatural graces (gifts of the Holy Spirit) - the bare ground and seedbed from which the life of Christian discipleship springs, grows, blossoms and bears fruit.
The Marist Brothers follow the example of their Founder, St Marcellin Champagnat, who came from a hardworking rural background. He gave himself wholeheartedly to every undertaking whether it was personal studies, building houses and schools, visiting established schools, training and forming the Brothers or communicating with church and government authorities. Trinity College approaches the concept of love of work in a similar way. Students and staff are encouraged to set high standards and apply themselves in the pursuit of excellence commensurate with their ability. Through love of work, students develop strength of character and solid values on which to base their lives. They are also guided in discovering the dignity of work and the satisfaction that comes from achievements reached through genuine effort. For Trinity College’s teaching staff, love of work ensures they strive to be innovative, flexible and creative when responding to the needs of students.