5 Minutes with Christ

5 Minutes with Christ

Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers 

Edited by: Lou DelFra, C.S.C.

Edited by: Ann Primus Berends

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-275-3

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 12, 2011

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The inspirational reflections on Christ as Teacher in 5 Minutes with Christ provide educators with the spiritual nourishment they need during their busy days. Crafted by graduates and associates of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program, the most prestigious Catholic teacher-training program in the United States, each reflection is based on an event in the life of Jesus and invites the reader to connect with him in the chaos of daily life.

Each reflection follows a simple format: an excerpt from one of the gospels, a personal reflection by a teacher, and a short prayer. Teachers can use these reflections and prayers as starting points for their own daily devotion or as resources to use in the few minutes they have to pray during the school day. Teachers—particularly those in Catholic schools—are in constant need of spiritual nourishment and inspiration. 5 Minutes with Christ was developed to meet this need. This educator-specific resource is ideal for teacher retreats and spiritual learning communities among faculty members.


"The greatest gift we can give ourselves is the opportunity for daily prayer."

"As Catholic educators, the greatest gift we can give ourselves is the opportunity for daily prayer. Recognizing that it is not always easy to find the time in our busy lives to pray daily, I wholeheartedly endorse 5 Minutes with Christ: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers. Whether used individually or with our students, these reflections remind us that Christ is, and always should be, the example of the Master Teacher in our schools."

Diane Starkovich, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Archdiocese of Atlanta

"The perfect jumpstart to any day."

"5 Minutes With Christ" provides teachers with the perfect jumpstart to any day. Great instructors recognize the value of daily meditation on the Scriptures.

Mike St. Pierre
Morris Catholic High School

"These thoughtful reflections inspire Christian teachers."

"Teachers are bombarded with energy generated by complex students. These thoughtful reflections inspire Christian teachers in the effort to create a classroom sanctuary in a fast-paced child’s world."

David J. Koetje
Christian Schools International

This video includes excerpts from actual authors of the reflections, meditations, and prayers for teachers included in 5 Minutes with Christ.