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School implementing ‘Virtues in Practice’ program

WAHOO (SNR) – St. Wenceslaus School in Wahoo is implementing “Virtues in Practice,” a program created by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia in Nashville, Tenn. 

While the Dominican Order was founded in the thirteenth century by St. Dominic de Guzman, the Congregation of St. Cecilia began in 1860. The sisters joyfully embrace the Church’s call to the New Evangelization and are well known across the country for several music CDs.

The “Virtues in Practice” three-year cycle teaches Charity, Hope, and Faith and provides classroom curriculum, activities, and monthly home projects for the students.

There will be a school-wide service project each quarter.  This year’s “Charity” theme will be reinforced through these projects.  Students will also become familiar with friendship, courtesy, purity, fortitude, prudence, respect, forgiveness, and responsibility throughout the year. 

The students are currently collecting new or gently used books to donate to St. Mary and Blessed Sacrament schools in Lincoln. The book drive will be a great help in building the library selection at both schools.  

The program overview states, “The goal of Catholic education is heaven, but knowledge alone will not get us there! Virtues in Practice helps students to live out the faith in their everyday lives.”  Other projects to help

St. Mary and Blessed Sacrament schools are being planned; students are enthusiastic as they better learn to be charitable and help others. 

Information has been sent home with parents regarding a “Home Virtue Project.”  The home projects will help parents and children work together in learning the importance of charity and how to practice it in different ways. Families, in thanksgiving for their blessings, will be given opportunities to help others who are less fortunate.

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