Education in Virtue
Our goal is your child’s strength and freedom. We want them to fully actualize their powers and potentialities: both those powers and potentialities they share with all men and those that God has particularly gifted them with.
We call these powers “virtues” and we seek to help your child practice and eventually master these excellences to the best degree they can while with us, knowing that this is a life-long journey. Prudence, Justice, Courage, Moderation, Faith, Hope and Love: These are the standards we seek to live by. They provide a target to shoot for when behavior fall short, so that as we grow, we grow towards strength, autonomy and freedom to do that which we were made for.
The Donahue Academy is pleased to provide for the formation of its students through the incorporation of the Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue curriculum.
“The Disciple of Christ – Education in Virtue is a Christian curriculum structured on the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas regarding the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It aims to provide a consistent structure and systematic instruction for youth to learn about the virtues so that that they may form the habits and dispositions necessary to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. This curriculum emphasizes Christian discipleship as indispensable toward human flourishing and the quest for joy. It has been developed in response to the call for a New Evangelization, firmly conveying the reality that happiness is found in a life of holiness.”Share:
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Luke 1:39–42, 44
In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechari'ah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.Read More