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Topic: children

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“You must try to invent means of correcting your children, but remember that the most powerful means are rewards: a kind word, an approving glance, a little gesture, is sometimes sufficient to correct what the most severe punishment would not have overcome.”

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“Oh, if you could understand the feelings of a mother's heart for a child which is not hers by nature but by grace - the feelings of the heart, I say for the temporal but more especially for the eternal happiness of her child - you would understand what I feel for you.”

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“You must also accustom yourselves, my dear children, to bear in mind that if the faults of others displease us, ours also torment them.”

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“Never scold nor punish more than the fault deserves. Children naturally love justice even when it punishes them.”

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“Show our students how sweetly tender is the Providence of God...”

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“I believe one learns to appreciate her Mother more and more when one is so far away from her.”

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“Continue, my dear and truly chére fille, to walk in the presence of God.”

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“...ours is the preparation for the generation that will succeed us, and eminent good will be done this way by us.”

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“There are very few persons who understand how difficult it is to serve their neighbor, and nearly everybody imagines that it is a very easy thing to raise children.”

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Teacher’s School Prayer

The following is a prayer from a teacher’s perspective written by Sister Ann Casper. O God,is that piercing sound really the alarm clock?And is this really the first day of…

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Child’s prayer heading into school

The following is a prayer from a child’s perspective. Dear God, I’m a little sad tonight. I just looked at the calendar and it told me it is August. Do…

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Father’s Day Prayer

Provident God,
Creator and Sustainer of all life,
thank You for my father whose life reflects/reflected
Your abiding love and care.

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Quote of the day

July 21
“May God's holy will be done! This is what we must come back to under all circumstances, and this is what we must start out with - "Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven!"”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin