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"Christ fully reveals who we really are and shows us our true dignity…We have to learn who we are so that we grow into who we are meant to be…this is the process of humanization that is called education…"

 

Let education be a place of encounter and communal endeavour where we learn to be society and where society learns to be a supportive society. We have to learn new ways to build the human city.

 

We often ask ourselves with some concern, what world are we leaving to our children? Perhaps it would be better to ask: What children are we giving to the world?

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) Addressing teachers in Argentina

 

 “Catholic education is one of the most important challenges for the Church, currently committed to new evangelisation in an historical and cultural context that is undergoing constant transformation”

Pope Francis Vatican City, 13 February 2014 

 

“There are three languages: the language of the head, the language of the heart, and the language of the hands; education must go forward by these three ways; instructing in how to think, helping students to feel well; accompanying students as they do [what they have learned or are learning to do].”

Pope Francis 21 11 2015

 

Vision and Values

EducareM seeks to enable school leaders, teachers and pupils to understanding their place in the mission of the Church – the transformation of the person for the transformation of society. Through training and formation it is hoped that educators will be helped to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the ways in which they can enable young people in their schools to become people of challenge, change and transformation.

 

Central mission of the Church

“The mission of the Church is to evangelize, for the interior transformation and the renewal of humanity. For young people, the school is one of the ways for this evangelization to take place.”

(The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School, 1988)

 

Essential for the transformation of civilization

"The absence of the Catholic school would be a great loss for civilization and for the natural and supernatural destiny of man."

(The Catholic Schools, 1977)

 

 Formation of the heart

.... Catholic educators need «a “formation of the heart”: they need to be led to that encounter with God in Christ which awakens their love and opens their spirits to others», so that their educational commitment becomes «a consequence deriving from their faith, a faith which becomes active through love (cf. Gal 5:6). In fact, even «care for instruction means loving» (Wis 6:17). It is only in this way that they can make their teaching a school of faith, that is to say, a transmission of the Gospel, as required by the educational project of the Catholic school.

(Educating together in Catholic schools. A shared vision between consecrated persons and the lay faithful. 2007)

 

The School as ‘the most important institution’ for society

 "The function exercised by the school in society has no substitute; it is the most important institution that society has so far developed to respond to the right of each individual to an education and, therefore, to full personal development; it is one of the decisive elements in the structuring and the life of society itself."

(Declaration on Christian Education 1965)

 

Living together for the Common Good

 ....It can, moreover, become a means through which it is possible to discern, in the light of the Gospel, what is positive in the world, what needs to be transformed and what injustices must be overcome. A vigilant acceptance of the contributions of the world to the life of the school also nourishes and promotes open communion, especially in some educational environments, such as education to peace, to living together, to justice and to brotherhood.

(Educating together in Catholic schools. A shared vision between consecrated persons and the lay faithful. 2007)

 

  For the formation of all

“.....to form men and women who will be ready to take their place in society, preparing them for the social commitment to work for the improvement of social structures, bringing them more into conformity with the Gospel."

(Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Faith, 1982)

 

Pastors ‘spare no sacrifice’ in helping Catholic schools

 This Sacred Council of the Church earnestly entreats pastors and all the faithful to spare no sacrifice in helping Catholic schools fulfil their function in a continually more perfect way, and especially in caring for the needs of those who are poor in the goods of this world or who are deprived of the assistance and affection of a family or who are strangers to the gift of Faith.

 (Declaration on Christian Education, 1965)

  

 

 

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