The Corporal Works of Mercy #MercyInTheCity

For this Lenten season, I’m consciously trying to live The Corporal Works of Mercy. I got this idea after reading Kerry Weber’s new book Mercy in the City. My 3rd graders are also learning about and practicing the Works of Mercy too. I found a wonderful website where a husband and wife team sell beautiful [Read On]

What?! I Won a Teaching Award?

Yesterday I got the news, in a techy-geeky way, via a Smartphone set on speaker. My principal came into my room, after school was dismissed, with her Smartphone in her hand and several of my co-workers following. The phone call was from Kathy Mears, who is the executive director of the National Catholic Educational Association [Read On]

Teach Like a Pirate, CatholicEd Style

I began the summer reading a book highly recommended by my Twitter PLN. Ahoy! That book be Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. Avast! Buy your copy today! In all seriousness, this book was a great read and inspiring to me. I love how Dave included has many examples of his teaching.  I also [Read On]

Three Ways to Invite the Saints to Your Catholic Classroom

Yes, I’m a fan of the Saints of the Catholic church. What a gift our church has given us!  Heros to look up to. Heros to walk with us. Heros who pray with us. I am also a fan of podcasts. The first podcast I subscribed to was The Saintcast by Dr. Paul Camarata. Take [Read On]

Salve Regina at the IPF Friends Night

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Singing of the IPF Schola

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Holy God We Praise Thy Name

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Benediction #Catholic

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Chant by Seminarians #Catholic

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A Pilgrimage to End The Year of Faith

During the Jubilee Year of 2000, I put together a pilgrimage for my school community. My friend Jo Kusek, the Director of Religious Formation at two local parishes, helped me write the reflections for each stop. I loved the opportunity to walk the grounds of our campus during this pilgrimage. So each year, during the [Read On]