Mirror of Justice

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Reason, Religion, and Kindness -- Happy Feast of St. John Bosco

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. John Bosco, a great saint and role model for educators.

Don Bosco distilled his "preventive method" of education to three elements: reason, religion, and kindness. Here is a recent description of that method.

Today's Saint of the Day feature at AmericanCatholic.org concludes with this apt quotation from G.K. Chesterton: "“Every education teaches a philosophy; if not by dogma then by suggestion, by implication, by atmosphere. Every part of that education has a connection with every other part. If it does not all combine to convey some general view of life, it is not education at all.”

Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for Us.


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