Education in the light of faith.––Since true Catholic education is directed, first and foremost, to the advancement of God’s glory and, then, to the promotion of man’s dignity, a teacher or student cannot fully reap of its benefits unless he actively participates in the study and interpretation of human experience in the light of faith.
The educator––be he parent, teacher, administrator or pastor––is responsible for creating the unique climate in which a truly Catholic philosophy of education can be effected. Needless to say, Catholic educators should be committed to both professional excellence and spiritual growth in their Christian lives. This desire to be good both professionally and spiritually should carry with it a humble awareness that it is by God’s grace alone that any good might come of one’s efforts. This is Catholic thinking; it should help the educator, on the one hand, to see the student not solely as a professional challenge but as a child of God with special needs and gifts and, on the other, to see himself as the learner’s humble resource, guide and companion.
-Very Rev. Leo-Francis Daniels, C.O., Headmaster