Using the Baltimore Catechism No. 2, this course focuses on the catechetical review of all the fundamentals of prayer and belief for our incoming students. This course is meant to help the students experience the Faith as a lived reality in the midst of their intellectual study of God and the world. Rather than treating religion as just another academic subject, the method for this course is based on the catechetical model of Christ--apprenticeship, prayer, and discipleship. Hence, though the topics integrate with and complement the material covered in the Trivium/Philosophy/Theology sequence and in the Great Books sequence, the focus is upon learning how to assimilate truth into daily life, ideas into action. The overarching goals of the course are growth in virtue and holiness and a closer encounter with Christ.

Using the texts Praying Scripture for a Change and Walking with God, this course focuses on the Old Testament and prayer in daily life through meditation on holy Scripture. This course is meant to help the students experience the Faith as a lived reality in the midst of their intellectual study of God and the world. Rather than treating religion as just another academic subject, the method for this course is based on the catechetical model of Christ--apprenticeship, prayer, and discipleship. Hence, though the topics integrate with and complement the material covered in the Trivium/Philosophy/Theology sequence and in the Great Books sequence, the focus is upon learning how to assimilate truth into daily life, ideas into action. The overarching goals of the course are growth in virtue and holiness and a closer encounter with Christ

Using the texts Praying Scripture for a Change, Walking with God, and In Conversation with God, this course continues where SF 1 left off with a review of lectio divina and the Old Testament before digging into Luke and Acts and how to pray the New Testament. This course is meant to help the students experience the Faith as a lived reality in the midst of their intellectual study of God and the world. Rather than treating religion as just another academic subject, the method for this course is based on the catechetical model of Christ--apprenticeship, prayer, and discipleship. Hence, though the topics integrate with and complement the material covered in the Trivium/Philosophy/Theology sequence and in the Great Books sequence, the focus is upon learning how to assimilate truth into daily life, ideas into action. The overarching goals are growth in virtue and holiness and a closer encounter with Christ.

Using Praying Scripture for a Change, How to be Holy, and Sacraments in Scripture, this course focuses on the Sacramental Life and is meant to help the students experience the Faith as a lived reality in the midst of their intellectual study of God and the world. Rather than treating religion as just another academic subject, the method for thus course is based on the catechetical model of Christ--apprenticeship, prayer, and discipleship. Hence, though the topics integrate with and complement the material covered in the Trivium/Philosophy/Theology sequence and in the Great Books sequence, the focus is upon learning how to assimilate truth into daily life, ideas into action. The overarching goals are growth in virtue and holiness and a closer encounter with Christ.

How to Use the Virtue and Spiritual Formation Program:

  • Chose which Virtue and Spiritual Formation Program you are going to use this year.  Three options are available: one based on St. Francis de Sales' Introduction to the Devout Life, another on Thomas a Kempis' Imitation of Christ, and the third on the Sayings of the Desert Fathers.
  • Each program includes thirty reflections, one for each week of school.
  • The Virtue assignment/reflection should be completed first thing Monday Morning.
  • Follow any instructions for reflections in the guide during the rest of the week.