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Nashville Dominicans Offer Virtues Program to Catholic Educators

The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, also known as the Nashville Dominicans, are offering a free downloadable workshop called “Virtues in Practice” for children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life and virtues.

The program was specifically created for use in Catholic elementary schools but could also be used by homeschooling families and parish religious education programs. It is structured so that an entire elementary school or homeschooling group can study the same virtue each month during the course of a regular school year. In all, the program covers 27 virtues over a three-year cycle, with 81 saints held up as models of the virtues.

A parent guide is available for download as well as PDF workbooks for four different age groups from preschool to 8th grade. While all students study the same virtue, each level will study a different patron saint at their respective grade level.

Sister Mary Sheila Maksim, the principal of Saint Mary School in South Carolina, originally developed the program.

The program is available for download for free on the Dominicans’ website.

The sisters teach at dozens of schools around the country and even in other countries including Australia. The order owns and runs Aquinas College, which is endorsed for its strong Catholic identity in The Newman Guide.

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