In today’s episode I share a quote from St. Gabriel Possenti about how the small details really add up. It’s easy to think that big ideas and programs are more important than the smallest acts of service and kindness. It’s not true. The tiniest acts of love and attention to your students are just as valuable as any of the big things that seem to grab people’s attention.
In today’s episode I share another great quote from Hans Urs Von Balthasar. He reminds us that deep prayer is one of the great precursors of how the Kingdom of God comes to life in our world. In the busyness of modern school life it can often be the case that we feel prayer is a luxury rather than a necessity. He reminds us of why it matters and why we need to make it a daily priority.
In today’s episode I share a great quote from Pope Benedict XVI from a speech where he was talking to Catholic students. It’s a great reminder that we are not simply trying to offer an option that is slightly different to secular education. We are doing so much more. We are always seeking to create the conditions by which young people can become saints.
In today’s episode I share a great quote from the incredible theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar. He helps us to remember that we are all children before a loving God. It is also a chance to remember to keep prayer as a central part of your daily classroom practice.
In today’s episode I share another great quote from a core Church document on education. I explore the simultaneous tasks of human and spiritual formation and how they are oriented toward a truly superhuman goal.