Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home

Home Away from Home Celebrating Catholic Schools Week By: Sister Mary Louise, OCD I recently received a note from a student that made me chuckle and then brought tears of gratitude to my eyes. A certain 14-year-old wrote, “Sister, I know I can be immature and...
I Do Believe in God

I Do Believe in God

I Do Believe in God Celebrating Catholic Schools Week By: Sister Faustina, O.C.D. A number of years ago, I had the privilege of teaching 4th grade. I quickly discovered that 4th graders are absolutely beautiful because they are so open to all we try to teach them and...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Day the Light Dawned

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Day the Light Dawned

The Day the Light Dawned Celebrating Catholic Schools Week By: Sister Timothy Marie, O.C.D. I am a Carmelite Sister who teaches 200 high school students daily during five class periods beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending about 2:30 p.m. Each of my classes has 40...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | They’s All My Brothers

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | They’s All My Brothers

They’s All My Brothers Celebrating Catholic Schools Week By Sister Marie-Aimee, O.C.D. A few years ago, I was teaching 7th grade in one of our elementary schools. One night at recreation, a sister shared about the time one of her first graders declared to his...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Ultimate Treasure Hunt

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Ultimate Treasure Hunt

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt Celebrating Catholic Schools Week by Sister Mary Joanne, O.C.D. In the second grade class that year there was a young man who was a very religious, very prayerful, smart little boy. We decided to have a treasure hunt at the last religion...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Rose

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Rose

The Rose Celebrating Catholic Schools Week by Sister Faustina, O.C.D. Several years ago, I had a fourth grader who was very shy and withdrawn. Every inch of her demeanor reflected her low self-esteem. She walked hunched over with unkempt hair in her face. Her eyes...