What is the purpose of education in a Catholic school? As staff and students prepare to begin the new school year you might find these two brief video clips helpful – from the FFF archive and first posted in January 20118
This one is a reflection on Catholic education:
and here’s a thought on prayer in schools:
What a wonderful reflection on the Totality of Reality. Thank you Father John. It will give me a lot to think about today.
I must comment on your ‘preparing for death’ talk and say ,as a new Catholic of only 20 years!
that is indeed a wonderful and necessary part of a Funeral Mass that automatically and perfectly introduces Catholic school children to death.
Whilst perhaps uncomfortable to a new pupil ,as my daughter waa at 8ish, she was surrounded by classmates .She didnt know the deceased but it was such a natural and affirming ,indirectly of the cinstant of Jesus as being Our Saviour.
Thank you a thousandfold my beloved Catholic faith,Church,and schools for this natural ,solid teaching of life …and Thank you Father for your teachings. We must never forget or fail to acknowledge the Catholic teachings in schools and not be swayed or influenced by ‘the world’ .
Amen thanks Father John for beautiful reflection and inspiration Amen