5 Minutes with Christ

Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers
Edited by: Lou DelFra, C.S.C.
Edited by: Ann Primus Berends

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Format: Paperback

Publication 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.

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Pages: 224

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781594712753

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A classroom sanctuary.”

    “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

  • “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
    Executive Director
    Catholic Campus Ministry Association

  • “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. 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
    Superintendent of Schools
    Archdiocese of Atlanta

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