Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Vignettes from Catholic school life:

An absolutely wonderful class I had my last year teaching - a senior seminar which followed a similar curriculum to the regular class, but at a more advanced level, using a college text to study world religions, and using Augustine's Confessions as a start to discussion spirituality, and novels to discuss everything else. They were absorbed by the Power and the Glory, entertained and fascinated by Flannery O'Connor and totally absorbed and emotionally engaged by Silence. It was a wonderful class, and fortunately, when I think about my years in Catholic schools, that's my most prominent memory.

By the way, I should mention that I had to fight the administration like mad to offer the class, lest students who didn't participate feel diminished in some way.

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