Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Schools Week’

Catholic Schools Week 2018

Monday, January 29th, 2018

My visits to our Catholic schools often deliver valuable lessons themselves.  During one meeting with young students on a particularly cold wintery morning, I asked, “Why would you come to school on such a miserable day?” Then a fourth grade boy responded with great conviction, “I come to this school so I can get an […] [Read more]

Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Schools

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The annual celebration of National Catholic Schools Week brings back for many of us memories of our own experience of the gift of Catholic education.  Mine include the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who taught me at Saint Mary of the Mount School.  Yet, this experience is not something relegated to the […] [Read more]

The Catholic Identity of our Catholic Schools

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Once when I visited one of our Catholic schools, on a particularly cold and blustery day, I asked the assembled students, “Why would you be here on such a miserable day?” One fourth-grader stood with great pride and answered, “I come to this school so that I can get a life.” His schoolmates nodded and […] [Read more]

Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Last year, Pope Francis told a gathering of 300,000 students in Saint Peter’s Square that he learned to love school as a first grader and continued to love it as a teacher and as a bishop. He said schools prepare students to graduate speaking three languages – “the language of the mind, the language of […] [Read more]

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Each year, we rejoice in the great gift that is Catholic education during Catholic Schools Week.  This year, we are also observing the Archdiocese of Washington’s 75th anniversary. These dual celebrations remind us how our Catholic schools have educated generations of young people in our community, helping them to become leaders in their fields and […] [Read more]

Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Five years ago this spring, Pope Benedict XVI, himself a former university professor, seemed right at home as he addressed Catholic educational leaders from across the United States who gathered in Washington, D.C., at the Catholic University of America. “Education is integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News,” said the […] [Read more]