5 Minutes with the Saints

More 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 22, 2014

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Building on the popularity of 5 Minutes with Christ, this unique book of meditations draws on insights and anecdotes from great Catholic saints on the subject of education to encourage and inspire teachers and others on the front lines of Catholic education.

Drawing its inspiration from the great saints and founders of religious orders dedicated to teaching, 5 Minutes with the Saints offers today’s educators the bite-sized moments of spiritual motivation and affirmation they need to continue their challenging and often thankless work. Each reflection features a short excerpt on the spirituality of Catholic education by saints such as André Bessette, Ignatius Loyola, and Elizabeth Ann Seton, followed by a personal reflection and a short prayer. Like 5 Minutes with Christ, this book was crafted from the writings of members of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), the most prestigious Catholic educator–training program in America.

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Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781594714481

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A much-needed resource.”

    “5 Minutes with the Saints is a much needed resource for Catholic School teachers who are challenged on all sides by the secular demands imposed on education today. Whether you read an entry a day, search for inspiration on a particular topic which is challenging you, or simply read the text straight through, 5 Minutes with the Saints is a book for every faithful and faith-filled Catholic educator.”

    Maria Steen
    Religion Department Chair and Campus Minister
    Archbishop Chapelle High School
    Metairie, Louisiana

  • “Wonderful resource.”

    “Another wonderful resource for our teachers and catechists. Spending a few minutes a day with these reflections will result in many hours of spiritual growth and personal peace.”

    Diane Starkovich
    Superintendent of Schools
    Archdiocese of Atlanta

  • “Delightful collection.”

    A good Catholic school should help all its students to become saints; what better support than this delightful collection that inspires readers to share the life of such witnesses!”

    Timothy J. McNiff
    Superintendent of Schools
    Archdiocese of New York

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Rev. Lou DelFra, C.S.C., Interview
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