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“Teaching has an extraordinary moral depth and is one of man’s most excellent and creative activities, for the teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings.” –The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, #19

There is great dignity in teaching. Our Lord himself is called “Teacher.” We sometimes regard it as an “ordinary” occupation; but there is much evidence to the contrary.

Saint Paul lists teaching among the gifts given to some Christians for the good of all.  In fact, he ranks it as the third in priority among those gifts; right behind apostles and prophets and immediately prior to miracle workers! (see 1 Corinthians 12). The Church views teaching as an apostolate in service to the people of God, as more than an occupation, as a mission. Pope Francis names teachers and catechists among those persons who are privileged to be links in the “Chain of Witnesses” for many persons. By word and example, it is the responsibility and privilege of teachers to help lead others to the Truth.

Let us pray for all teachers, that they may be for their students a channel of what is True and Good and Beautiful!

Center for Catholic Education
Sister Elizabeth Anne, O.P., Director
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Reflecting on Catholic Education

“Teaching has an extraordinary moral depth and is one of man's most excellent and creative activities, for the teacher does not write on inanimate material, but on the very spirits of human beings.
” -The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, #19

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Tracing the Mission

2000 years ago, the Church received the commission from the Lord to proclaim the Gospel!

800 years ago, Saint Dominic founded his Order “to praise, to bless, to preach.”

154 years ago, The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation began their work of Christian education.

53 years ago Aquinas College undertook its mission of Veritas et Caritas.

20 years ago, Aquinas inaugurated its Educator Preparation Program.

2 years ago, the first Masters Degree programs in education were offered at Aquinas.

Last year, Aquinas College launched its most recent educational initiative: the Center for Catholic Education.