“[The Catholic school’s] task is fundamentally a synthesis of culture and faith, and a synthesis of faith and life: the first is reached by integrating all the different aspects of human knowledge through the subjects taught, in the light of the Gospel; the second is the growth of the virtues characteristic of the Christian.”
Vatican II, Declaration on Christian Education, 37
Virtues in Practice is a program for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life and virtues. It is set up in such a way that a whole school studies the same virtue each month, to provide a whole-school (and at home, whole-family) focus. The program covers 27 virtues over a three-year cycle, with 81 saints held up as models of the virtues.
Year I: Year of Faith
Year II: Year of Hope
Year III: Year of Charity
For questions related to the Virtues in Practice program, please contact Sister Mary Agnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.