Why is Virtue Essential in Our Culture?
Mar16

Why is Virtue Essential in Our Culture?

In our popular culture, a lot of people think of religion as duty, as a series of dos and don’ts. In fact, it’s a whole way of life – a relationship that brings us joy. All relationships require discipline, sacrifice, and commitment. Virtues provide this, helping us move along a path to grow and deepen our relationship with Him. For the Video Presentation of this article click here: We first need to establish what a virtue...

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Why We Publish
Mar09

Why We Publish

Greetings and welcome to LED’s Education section! In this era of fast-paced technology, I am absolutely thrilled you have decided to stop by for a visit. I am Sister John Dominic, one of the founders of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. I have been involved with Catholic education now for over 30 years. Two of my greatest privileges have been developing the education resources for Disciple of Christ Education in...

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Cultivating Virtue to Battle Vice
Mar02

Cultivating Virtue to Battle Vice

We all have an innate desire for happiness. We all crave and want it. Nobody says they want to be miserable, nor that they want to have a life of pain and suffering. Everybody wants a fulfilling, happy life; but what do we need in order to be happy? Most people have come to realize that what we need is love. A life without any love — without a spouse, friends, children, parents, or any of these relationships that provide meaning —...

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Developing Character at Home and on the Court
Feb24

Developing Character at Home and on the Court

My name is Sandy Brondello and I am a mother of two beautiful children: my son Brody is 9 and my daughter Jada is 6, and they both attend St. Thomas the Apostle School in Phoenix. I am a wife to my husband Olaf Lange, and I am also the coach of the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. I grew up in Australia, and I was the youngest of 4 children. My mother worked extremely hard. I did not quite realize the teaching points that my mother handed...

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Virtue Program
Feb17

Virtue Program

James Kresta: It’s such a joy to be able to sit down with you and talk about the Virtue Program and all that you’re doing with the Dominican sisters. Having been a former student of yours, it’s a little uncomfortable like I’m getting called down to the principal’s office, but this is one instance where I want to be here. As a former student, but also now as a father and as a husband, Natalie and I with...

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