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Copy of TEN HALLMARKS OF BENEDICTINE EDUCATION
Transcript of Copy of TEN HALLMARKS OF BENEDICTINE EDUCATION
love of Christ and neighbor Those who aspire to teach and lead,
serve and study within a Benedictine institution should make a real commitment to the well-being of others The Benedictine Spirituality
BENEDICTINE EDUCATION St. Benedict’s spirituality
that is, centered on the person of
Jesus Christ. “The love of Christ must come before all else. “
Ora et Labora Prayer Work
CONSEQUENT ACTION All members
of a BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY
are encouraged to work
to understand and respect
the viewpoints of others,
to adhere to standards
and communicating. call for service
to the common good
for the individual In a Benedictine institution of higher education there should be no place for rivalries, no tolerance for actions that harm or diminish another, no scope for personal development at the expense of others. Discipline : A Way Toward Learning and Freedom
No true learning takes place without discipline, without the hard work of stretching beyond one’s comfort level to master complex practices and ideas within a variety of fields.
Ora et Labora
Silence and Good Speech
Discipline The Monastic Tripod work prayer reading A call to cultivate . . .
Spirit of mindfulness that God is present everywhere and at every moment.
Life of prayer
Openness to the work of intellectual and personal transformation by connecting what one studies and how one lives. OBEDIENCE Benedictine humility accepts the reality of the day-to-day world and our true place within it. Humility A COMMITMENT
CONSEQUENT ACTION OBEDIENCE COMMUNITY: mission as openness to the other;
presence of Christ in each one Hospitality Because Christ is believed to be present in all persons, the mission of our institution challenges us to create a learning community in which students, faculty, staff, and administrators are deeply respected for who they are as human beings. pervading atmosphere; managing
emotional turmoil; solitude; contemplation Silence and Good Speech RESPECT FOR THE BEAUTY
AND GOODNESS OF CREATION Stewardship Benedictine monastics do not simply
use up what has been given
to them, nor
do they aim at poverty.
Instead, they prize
the wise and
of material things
for the good of all,
both present and future. STATEMENT ON THE QUALITIES OF THE BENEDICTINE EDUCATOR
On the first day of October in the year of our Lord 2011, we, the representatives of the Administration and Faculty of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, inspired and enriched by the Rule of St. Benedict, have come together at a Seminar-Workshop to draw up the Qualities of the “Benedictine Educator”. In the spirit of Ora et Labora, we are Benedictine Educators who …
1. Deepen our knowledge of and relationship with Christ that we may model Christ in all our endeavors for the greater glory and love of Him [RB 4.21]; 2. Build loving and caring relationships with people and the environment that would lead to transformation of individuals and societies, promotion of peace and justice, social responsibility (with preferential option for the poor) and ecological activism;
3. Are persons of character; 4. Are responsible and accountable for developing the individuality of the people whose lives we touch and for the other resources placed under our care [RB 64.7];
5. Recognize and respect individual differences, inspire and motivate learners to rise above human limitations and weaknesses in pursuit of the good of all concerned;
6. Exemplify self-discipline [RB 2.22], understand the purpose of rules and regulations, make wise decisions [RB 3.2] and are steadfast in their implementation;
7. Imbibe and adhere to the Benedictine culture and practice it in our work environment thereby creating a climate wherein beliefs and values flourish naturally;
8. Teach by example [RB 2.12]; and
9. Find joy in life-long learning and dedicate ourselves to academic excellence. CHARACTERISTICS OF A BENEDICTINE EDUCATOR
SELF- ASSESSMENT Administered to all faculty of the three Units with the end goal of determining the profile of the faculty as regard how much they have imbibed the said characteristics of a Benedictine Educator based on their own perception and assessment.
The same profile may also serve as a guide in coming up with faculty development activities in line with the Benedictine formation of the teachers. Anonymous Adaptation of 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Though I teach with skills of the finest teachers
and have not love, I am only a clever speaker
and a charming entertainer
and though I understand all techniques and try many
methods and although I have much training,
so that I feel competent, but have no
understanding of the way my students think
and feel, it is not enough. The loving teacher is very patient, very kind;
is not shocked when people bring him or her their confidences;
does not gossip;
is not easily discouraged; does not behave in ways that are unworthy ,
but is at all times a
living example to his or her students of the good way of life
of which he or she speaks.
Love never fails. But whether there be materials,
they shall become obsolete;
whether there be methods,
they shall become outmoded;
whether there be techniques,
they shall be abandoned;
for we know only a little,
and can pass on to our students
only a little; LOVE. but when we have love
then all our efforts will become creative,
and our influence will live forever
in the lives of our students.
And now abide
skill, methods, love,
But the greatest of these is
love, That in all things,
God may be glorified!