Resources for Catholic Identity

Resources on the Nature, Mission and Identity of Catholic Schools

The following resources show the development and treatment of the nature and mission of the Catholic school in recent Church documents.

Discussion and Study Guides on Selected Church Documents

Although developed primarily as a tool for group discussion, the Study and Discussion Guides provided here may also be used as a resource for independent study. They can be useful for professional development for those who serve in Catholic schools or as a means to inform and involve parents in discussions on Catholic education.

Center for Catholic Education
Sister Elizabeth Anne, O.P., Director
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7545 x471

Prayer for the New Academic Year

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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.