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Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

September 13, 2007

More Chances to Write and Win!

Dear Religious Educators,

Welcome back to another school year! May God bless you and your students in the exciting months ahead.

I am so happy to see that Ave Maria Press is sponsoring an essay contest on Blessed Basil Moreau for you and your students.

I think it is a great idea for your students to consider entering this and other writing and poster contests. Here are a couple more that my students have entered over the years. I offered them as a substitute for one of my more conventional reflection essays. Unfortunately, none of my students ever won. However, those few who took the opportunity to do something a bit different enjoyed the challenge and the chance to express themselves to a larger audience.

  • The first is from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The topic is on the timely theme of peace—“Put Away Your Sword.” You can find the particulars at the Maryknoll website.
  • The second is a poster contest sponsored by the Christophers on the theme of “You Can Make a Difference.” Its deadline is January 18, 2008. There is a downloadable entry form found on the Christopher website.
Good luck to your students.

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