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These exciting lectures discuss the proper formation of children based upon traditional Catholic principles, and were given November 12 - 13, 2010 at St. Michael's Chapel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Pope Pius XI points out in His Encyclical on Christian Marriage (Casti Connubii), that “Christian parents must understand that they are destined not only to propagate and preserve the human race on earth, …but to educate children who are to become members of the Church of Christ, to raise up fellow citizens of the saints and members of God’s household (Eph. 2:19).”
Indeed, husband and wife receive their children from the hand of God as so many talents committed to their charge, to be restored to God with interest on the day of reckoning. St. Augustine declares that among the blessings of marriage, children hold the first place, and should be begotten of love, tenderly cared for and educated in a religious atmosphere.
How is this possible in today’s modern world? What principles should parents be guided by in maintaining a home life that’s happy and well ordered, while at the same time providing their children with the virtue and strength of character called for in this life and in the next? Many good parents have asked these very questions. In response to so great a demand (and given its importance, especially in our age so hostile to the family), these conferences were given to provide parents with the essential building blocks of a good Catholic home: love and discipline.
Based upon the understanding that Education is truly an art (and therefore governed by definite principles), Fathers Beck and Themann establish these same principles in light of the Catholic faith, and help parents to understand practically what they can do in their own homes to raise their children well for the world they’ll be going into. These talks are sure to be of great benefit to all parents looking to give their children the best formation possible, a work of love that reaches even unto eternity, both for the parents and for the children entrusted to their care.
released May 6, 2015
Father Gerard Beck was ordained in 1996 and is responsible for overseeing the schools operated by the Society of Saint Pius X in the USA. He is a frequent speaker on family and education issues.
Father Daniel Themann was ordained in 2009 and was a professor at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota from 2012 - 2015. He currently presides as Rector of Holy Cross Seminary in Goulburn, NSW Australia.
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