Parents, leaders, and educators, we have a mission, a duty to lead children's souls toward the Light which will be their guide and their happiness. In order to illuminate the way that lies before each one of us, once a week we invite you to discover some of the words of certain wisemen and witnesses, measuring their worth by the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: “Do not consider the one who speaks, but whatever good you hear from him, confide it to your memory.” (from The Sixteen Ways to Acquire the Treasure of Knowledge by St. Thomas). Happy reading!
That there may be men who are, who have the means of becoming saints, such is the raison d’être of a Christian civilization and a Catholic school!
Father Calmel (1914-1975)
“First Truth: One cannot raise a child who is not happy. An unhappy child closes his heart, and then you may always try to enter into it; it is neither the blows nor the caresses that will open it. Second Truth: a child is not happy if we spoil him, if we give in to his whims, if we pretend he is right when he is wrong. A child is happy when he is absolutely certain that he is loved; but we must love him for himself and for his infinite value before God; without failure, weakness or whim… but with stability, consistency of action, patience, and tireless firmness. This is love.”
Abbe Berto (1900-1968)
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