Catholic school teachers have a special vocation to reach the hearts and minds of young people, even in the midst of never-ending lesson planning, grading papers, and trying to lead a balanced life. Called to Teach, a book of 366 short, thought-provoking reflections, can help teachers stay focused on their Christ-centered mission by providing a source of energy, renewal, and affirmation for their day.
This collection of one-minute daily reflections offers a prayerful opportunity to recapture the joyous expectation Christ has in mind for Catholic teachers. Each day begins with a scripture passage that sets a theme and provides much-needed encouragement as a reminder of the daily gifts present in a Catholic school. Justin McClain, a theology and Spanish teacher at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, will help teachers take a fresh look at everyday benchmarks of success in lesson planning, classroom prayer, and dealing with difficult theological questions. He also addresses needs outside the classroom—relaxation and a good night’s sleep, healthy eating habits, continuing education, and more time for prayer.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“A most helpful resource.”
“A most helpful resource for nurturing the personal, daily prayer of all those who share in the Church’s work of handing on the faith.”
Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades
Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend
“This book should be on the desk of any educator.”
“This book should be on the desk, or desktop, of any educator who seeks to nurture each day their vocation to the ministry of forming the next generation of students, both professionally and spiritually.”
Rev. Louis DelFra, C.S.C.
Director of Pastoral Life
Alliance for Catholic Education
University of Notre Dame
“It has inspired and guided me!”
“I hope this book of reflections inspires and guides more readers the way that it has inspired and guided me! Written for busy educators, these reflections have helped me not only to slow down but, as Blessed Basil Moreau stated, to 'consider the greatness of our mission and the wonderful amount of good we can do.”
President and CEO
Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, Maryland
“Inspiring, theologically rich, and remarkably insightful.”
“This book is a blessing to those both in and out of the classroom because its reflections are inspiring, theologically rich, and remarkably insightful. While the reflections are quick and easy to read, they are also simultaneously practical and relevant and will be greatly appreciated by anyone charged with the immensely beautiful vocation of teaching.”
Catholic speaker, theology teacher, and author of Room 24
“Inspiring and practical.”
“This work is inspiring and practical, reminding educators of their profound mission that reaches far beyond the classroom, a mission that will make a difference in the lives of students and so make a difference in the world. It will become a reference point that they will return to frequently for continuing spiritual formation, personally and professionally.”
Br. Joel Giallanza, C.S.C.
Associate Director of the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University