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Virtue Program

For many of us, the activities and hobbies that we are passionate about were inspired in us by a great teacher who shared this love. Think about your favorite teacher in elementary school who gave you a great love for reading, a fascination with science or a passion for politics. Students are inspired by people who teach what they love. Similarly, students are stirred to pursue intellectual and moral greatness by imitating those who love knowledge and truth.
For Christians, our perfect teacher of knowledge and truth is none other than the Son of God, Jesus Christ; and to be formed in His teaching is to walk as His disciple. The Disciple of Christ: Education in Virtue program is designed to help educators form their students in the language and practice of daily Christian virtue. As we become alive in virtue, Christ is formed within us, and we become the saints He desires us to be. As Jesus reminded His first disciples: "If you abide in me and my words abide in you... you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples" (John 15:7-8).