Virtues in Practice
Saint Andrew Catholic School is beginning year two of the Virtues in Practice program created by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia, Nashville, TN for children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life and virtues.
This 3-year program focuses on the Theological Virtues, faith, hope, and charity. Children not only study and grow in virtues but experience virtues as a part of their everyday lives. The program covers 27 virtues over a three-year cycle, with 81 saints held up as models of the virtues.
These three years emphasize and are named for the three theological virtues:
The year of FAITH focuses on Catholic devotions and the idea that “faith works” (Gal 5:6), by a school-wide emphasis on service projects.
The year of HOPE emphasizes study skills because in order to fulfill His plan for our lives we need to develop the talents God has given us.
The year of CHARITY emphasizes community, particularly how students interact with one another, because “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 Jn 4:20).
More information on the program can be found at https://www.nashvilledominican.org/apostolate/evangelization-and-catechesis/virtues-in-practice/.
Monthly Virtues for the YEAR OF HOPE:
September – Hope
October – Studiousness
November – Humility
December – Patience
January – Fidelity
February – Cheerfulness
March – Temperance
April – Obedience
May – Diligence