• September 10, 2021

Top Pope Benedict 16th’s Catholic Education Quotes

 Top Pope Benedict 16th’s Catholic Education Quotes


1. Non-Catholics And Catholics Studying Together Enrich Each Other

“I know that there are many non-Catholics studying in the Catholic schools in Great Britain, and I wish to include all of you in my words today. I pray that you too will feel encouraged to practise virtue and to grow in knowledge and friendship with God alongside your Catholic classmates. You are a reminder to them of the bigger picture that exists outside the school, and indeed, it is only right that respect and friendship for members of other religious traditions should be among the virtues learned in a Catholic school. I hope too that you will want to share with everyone you meet the values and insights you have learned through the Christian education you have received.”
Pope Benedict 16th, Address to Teachers and Religious, 2010

2. A Good Catholic Teacher Imparts Wisdom

“The task of a teacher is not simply to impart information or to provide training in skills intended to deliver some economic benefit to society; education is not and must never be considered as purely utilitarian. It is about forming the human person, equipping him or her to live life to the full, in short it is about imparting wisdom. And true wisdom is inseparable from knowledge of the Creator, for “both we and our words are in his hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts (Wis 7:16).”
Pope Benedict 16th, Address to Teachers and Religious, 2010


A good teacher imparts wisdom


3. A Good Catholic School Helps Students Become Saints

“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.”
Pope Benedict 16th, Address to Teachers and Religious, 2010


A good school addresses the whole person

4. Media Persons Have An Important Role In Forming Minds

“I cannot fail also to appeal to the world of the media to offer its own contribution to education. In today’s society the mass media have a particular role: they not only inform but also form the minds of their audiences, and so they can make a significant contribution to the education of young people. It is important never to forget that the connection between education and communication is extremely close: education takes place through communication, which influences, for better or worse, the formation of the person.
Pope Benedict 16th, World Day Of Peace Message, 2012

Media persons have an important role in forming minds

5. Education In Human Dignity Is A Basic Step In Education

“The first step in education is learning to recognize the Creator’s image in man, and consequently learning to have a profound respect for every human being and helping others to live a life consonant with this supreme dignity. We must never forget that “authentic human development concerns the whole of the person in every single dimension , including the transcendent dimension, and that the person cannot be sacrificed for the sake of attaining a particular good, whether this be economic or social, individual or collective.”
Pope Benedict 16th, World Day Of Peace Message, 2012

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6. Parents Are The First Educators

“Where does true education in peace and justice take place? First of all, in the family, since parents are the first educators. The family is the primary cell of society; “it is in the family that children learn the human and Christian values which enable them to have a constructive and peaceful coexistence. It is in the family that they learn solidarity between the generations, respect for rules, forgiveness and how to welcome others. The family is the first school in which we are trained in justice and peace.”
Pope Benedict 16th, World Day Of Peace Message, 2012

Inspiration Quote on education

7. Education Is The Most Interesting And Difficult Adventure In Life

“Educating , from the Latin educere , means leading young people to move beyond themselves and introducing them to reality, towards a fullness that leads to growth. This process is fostered by the encounter of two freedoms, that of adults and that of the young. It calls for responsibility on the part of the learners, who must be open to being led to the knowledge of reality, and on the part of educators, who must be ready to give of themselves. For this reason, today more than ever we need authentic witnesses, and not simply people who parcel out rules and facts; we need witnesses capable of seeing farther than others because their life is so much broader. A witness is someone who first lives the life that he proposes to others.”
Pope Benedict 16th, World Day Of Peace Message, 2012

Catholic education quotes

8. True Catholic Education Leads To Freedom

“It is the task of education to form people in authentic freedom. This is not the absence of constraint or the supremacy of free will, it is not the absolutism of the self. When man believes himself to be absolute, to depend on nothing and no one, to be able to do anything he wants, he ends up contradicting the truth of his own being and forfeiting his freedom. On the contrary, man is a relational being, who lives in relationship with others and especially with God. Authentic freedom can never be attained independently of God.”
Pope Benedict 16th, World Day Of Peace Message, 2012


Education and freedom go together


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