A "Safe Place" is not a Spirituality of Communion

A "Safe Place" is not a Spirituality of Communion

Catholic schools who are forming students as St. John Paul II states, "Before making practical plans, we need to promote a spirituality of communion, making it the guiding principle of education wherever individuals and Christians are formed…” (Novo Millennio Ineunte, #43). 

Summer Reading for Students - 2017 Reprise

Summer Reading for Students - 2017 Reprise

Because this is a great time to engage your middle- or high-school age children when they just don’t want to do school work but are still open to learning. Or, better still, students who have completed their work and are recovering from extracurricular activities or sports may want to enjoy some "down time."

A Spirituality of Communion

A Spirituality of Communion

A few years ago, I had the privilege to serve on the archdiocesan pastoral council.  Daniel Cardinal DiNardo focused us on preparing the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for a diocesan wide pastoral plan that was rooted in the spirituality of communion.

The Assumption, an Example of Docilitas

The Assumption, an Example of Docilitas

All the information at our finger tips today, is not necessarily an example of docilitas as information for information sake isn’t what docilitas is about.  Rather it’s about us “…being…capable of receiving from outside of ourselves what we are” (Schall,184). It is about receiving that which we do not know. 

Catholic School Leaders and Evangelization

Catholic School Leaders and Evangelization

Fr. Erik reminded us that in our profession as teachers we may be inclined to focus on those students “on the edge”.  Rightfully so, we are to engage all where they are, but it is those closest to us that we may inadvertently neglect. Without a misstep of doubt, he urged us to remind those closest to us that they were personally loved and to bring them to the house of God to feel his mercy. It is through our actions of reaching out to all students that we say “yes” to the Lord and thus we become selfless as Christ humbled himself even to the point of the cross. 
 

Welcome to Sanctificate - the Ozark Catholic Academy (OCA) blog.

Welcome to Sanctificate - the Ozark Catholic Academy (OCA) blog.

We chose this name for our blog to emphasize our school’s mission, vision and philosophy as summarized in the four Latin terms in our coat of arms – Libertas, Doclitas, Veritas, and Sanctificate. While each term is essential to fulfilling what happens within the school community, it is also important to fulfilling what we take outside of the school community, thus Sanctificate is the ultimate aim of an OCA education.