“[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.
Click this link Nashville Dominicans ISSUU page to go to the ISSUU website where you can sign up to download all of the components of the Virtues in Practice program for your use. Once you have navigated to our page on ISSUU (by way of the above link), you will need to create an account. It is free, yet a necessary step to allow you to download the materials. On this same page, you will see other newsletters and print materials that are from our congregation, though not a part of the Virtues in Practice program.
For more information, please follow the Frequently Asked Questions link below.
Thank you for using these materials. We pray that they are of great benefit to you and those whom you teach. God bless you.
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.