“Perfect schools are the result not so much of good methods as of good teachers, teachers who are thoroughly prepared and well-grounded in the matter they have to teach; who possess the intellectual and moral qualifications required by their important office; who cherish a pure and holy love for the youths confided to them, because they love Jesus Christ and His Church, of which these are the children of predilection; and who have therefore sincerely at heart the true good of family and country. “ Pope Pius XI Continue reading “Self-Examination for Catholic Teachers: Teaching Efficiency”
“Christian education takes in the whole aggregate of human life, physical and spiritual, intellectual and moral, individual, domestic and social, not with a view of reducing it in any way, but in order to elevate, regulate and perfect it, in accordance with the example and teaching of Christ.” Pope Pius XI Continue reading “Self-Examination for Catholic Teachers: Classroom Management”
“May no one be less good for having come within my influence. No one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble for having been a fellow-traveller in our journey toward Eternal Life” Continue reading “Self-Examination for Catholic Teachers: Teaching Personality”
Here is the final article of three, on an understanding of what education is. These posts originate in notes I had previously written during a professional development conference.
As mentioned in part one the notes are based on the spiritual writings of Fr. Edward Leen CSSP. Continue reading “Fr. Edward Leen CSSP: What is Education? (Part Three)”
Yesterday I posted the first of three articles on an understanding of what education is. These posts originate in notes I had previously written during a professional development conference.
As mentioned in part one the notes are based on the spiritual writings of Fr. Edward Leen CSSP. Continue reading “Fr. Edward Leen CSSP: What is Education? (Part Two)”
I was pouring over some old notes I had taken at a professional development event a while back. I find it’s worthwhile exercise to review notes from past conferences, as I almost always get something out of it.
This particular conference utilised the writings of Fr. Edward Leen of The Holy Ghost Fathers. I have broken this up into three parts which I will post this week. I hope you too will find something of interest here… Continue reading “Fr. Edward Leen CSSP: What is Education?”
Some time ago, I happened to learn about the Four Temperaments (sometimes known as the Four Humors).
The idea behind the Four Temperaments goes way back into Ancient times, when the dominant personality types came to be seen in four fundamental ways. Very briefly they are as follows. Continue reading “The Four Temperaments for Teachers”
Despite the established academic line that Shakespeare was a conforming cog of the Elizabethan and Jacobean protestant milieu, growing evidence suggests that Shakespeare was a covert Catholic in a politically dangerous and violent anti-catholic regime.
Continue reading “10 points about Shakespeare that every Catholic Teacher should know.”
Saint of the Day: St Hyacinth
Hyacinth, the glorious apostle of Poland and Russia, was born of noble parents in Poland, about the year 1185. In 1218, being already Canon of Cracow, he accompanied his uncle, the bishop of that place, to Rome.
There he met St. Dominic, and received the habit of the Friar Preachers from the patriarch himself, of whom be became a living copy. So wonderful was his progress in virtue that within a year Dominic sent him to preach and plant the Order in Poland, where he founded two houses. Continue reading “Saint of the Day: St Hyacinth – 17th August”
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In this festival the Church commemorates the happy departure from life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her translation into the kingdom of her Son, in which she received from Him a crown of immortal glory, and a throne above all the other Saints and heavenly spirits.
After Christ, as the triumphant Conqueror of death and hell, ascended into heaven, His blessed Mother remained at Jerusalem, persevering in prayer with the disciples, till, with them, she had received the Holy Ghost. She lived to a very advanced age, but finally paid the common debt of nature, none among the children of Adam being exempt from that rigorous law. Continue reading “Saint of the Day: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 15th August”