Continuing the tradition of 5 Minutes with Christ and 5 Minutes with the Saints, this uplifting book of meditations by members of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame draws on inspiration from the Psalms, Proverbs, and the books of Wisdom in the Bible. These timeless insights of scripture can provide inspiration and encouragement for all of those on the front lines of Catholic education. Written by teachers for teachers, this book is a valuable resource not only for teachers, but also for pastors, principals, administrators, and school board members as they seek to motivate others and to reflect on their own role in education. More than seventy meditations will help you get back in touch with Jesus, the source of all wisdom who gives meaning and coherence to your life as a teacher. With contributions from teachers who work in a variety of subject areas at all levels of elementary and high school, 5 Minutes with the Psalmsand the Wisdom Books will be a welcome reminder of the dignity of the teaching vocation and a gentle source of encouragement for educators struggling to meet the needs of their students each day.
About the Author
Rev. Louis A. DelFra, C.S.C., is a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross at the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education, where he serves as a faculty member and director of pastoral life. Fr. DelFra has also served as a middle school and high school teacher at Malvern Preparatory School in Philadelphia, and as an associate pastor and middle school religion teacher at Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, Oregon. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Notre Dame.Ann Primus Berends is associate director of the Education, Schooling, and Society program at the University of Notre Dame and also works as its director of undergraduate studies. She has served as an associate director in the Alliance for Catholic Education; church director of in-house ministries in Nashville, Tennessee; project manager for education research at Vanderbilt University in Nashville; and coordinator of a literacy program at Highland View Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Additionally, she has worked for more than twenty-five years as a freelance writer and editor in both the public and private sectors.