Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Home Away from Home

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Home Away from Home

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 disruptive in class. If it seems like I am acting as if...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | I Do Believe in God

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | I Do Believe in God

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 it is quite easy to get them excited just about any...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Day the Light Dawned

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Day the Light Dawned

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 students. Each student is a cherished, never-to-be-repeated,...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | They’s All My Brothers

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | They’s All My Brothers

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 classmates that Kobe Bryant was his dad. The other children...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Ultimate Treasure Hunt

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Ultimate Treasure Hunt

The Ultimate Treasure Huntby 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 class of the year so that the children...
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | Ultimate Treasure Hunt

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | The Rose

The Rose by Sister Faustina, O.C.D. Several years ago, I had a fourth grader who was very shy and withdrawn.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 were most often fixed on the ground...