UDQuickly Home My Old House Snapshots UD Magazine
Send a Class Notes
Ask a Marianist

@DayMag

Hidden Treasure

Read our interactive issue to see videos, links and more.

UD Magazine apps
Thomas Groome

Educating for faith

3:43 PM  Jul 18th, 2012
by Shannon Shelton Miller

A catholic approach to Catholic education benefits students long after they’ve finished their formal education, says Boston College professor Thomas Groome, the keynote speaker at the University’s Catholic Education Summit July 18.

“Don’t just prepare students to make a living, prepare them to live a life,” he said during his morning speech.

Groome, who has written multiple books on Catholic education, presented the keynote address “Catholic Schools as Educators in Faith” to open the summit, sponsored by the Center for Catholic Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions.

He spoke of the long history of Catholic education in shaping individuals throughout the world, as most of the educational institutions in early Christendom were created through church involvement. In the United States, Catholic Church-based education has continued that tradition, instructing students of many faith traditions.

Groome asked participants to identify ideals they believed were tenets of the Catholic faith and how they might enhance a Catholic school curriculum. Social justice, building community, discipline and stewardship, and access to all learners all were among the ideas mentioned.

Instilling those ideals in students should be a goal of Catholic education, Groome said, noting that Catholic education was not designed to proselytize, but to provide learners with a foundation of faith and serving the common good.

“If we haven’t enhanced their understanding of faith, then we haven’t given them a good Catholic education,” he said.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Stagecraft workers for "Jack and the Beanstalk" by Larry Burgess
  • Fall Leaves and Chaminade Statue copy
  • Jump at the opportunity
  • opera costumes by Larry Burgess
  • flowers in front of Marianist Hall
  • soccer feature on stuart field by Larry Burgess
  • angel crosswalk sign by Larry Burgess
  • Planting vincas at AE Hall by Larry Burgess
  • students changing classes in the rain with an umbrella by Larry Burgess
  • _MG_6671 copy
  • Chipmunk praying by Larry Burgess
  • welders
  • IMG_3692
  • Snow melting on Baujan FIeld by Larry Burgess
  • fish tank by Larry Burgess
  • Construction workers departed Founders Hall on Friday, June 21 after a solid week's work on renovations to the building. They'll start up again Monday morning.
  • student silhouette
  • Calm before the warm