Virtues in Practice

Our school proudly embraces Virtues in Practice, a program developed by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia.

Each month, we focus on a specific virtue using age-appropriate lessons. We discuss the virtue, as well as Saints who demonstrated that virtue, at our daily Morning Gathering and during class. We recognize and reward students who demonstrate these virtues.

To learn more about Virtues in Practice, see:


2017-2018 Year of Faith:

September: Faith: Believing in God and all He has revealed

October: Reverence: Showing your deepest respect for things of God

November: Stewardship: Returning to God the first fruits of your time, talent, and treasure

December: Generosity: Giving without counting the cost

January: Gratitude: Seeing everything as a gift and being thankful

February: Honesty: Being trustworthy and true

March: Mercy: Caring for those who suffer

April: Justice: Being fair and giving each his due

May: Zeal: Being driven by an intense love for God


2018-2019 Year of Hope:

September: Hope: Trusting in God’s loving plan

October: Studiousness: Seeking knowledge to grow closer to Truth

November: Humility: Accepting your limitations and God-given talents

December: Patience: Waiting or enduring without complaint

January: Fidelity: Being faithful to promises and commitments

February: Cheerfulness: Looking at the bright side

March: Temperance: Enjoying things in a proper, balanced way

April: Obedience: Saying “yes” to the loving will of God and those he has set over us

May: Diligence: Doing your best and working hard until you’re finished


2019-2020 Year of Charity:

September: Charity: Loving God with all you heart, mind, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself

October: Friendship: Sharing a mutual love that seeks the good of the other

November: Courtesy: Being thoughtful of others

December: Purity: Keeping your soul free of sin

January: Fortitude: Being brave and strong in the face of trials

February: Prudence: Making good decisions in specific circumstances

March: Respect: Recognizing the dignity of all people

April: Forgiveness: Pardoning those who offend you

May: Responsibility: Being reliable in your duties and accountable for your actions