Our Lady of Guadalupe Students To Learn about Women of the Church

Post date: Sep 11, 2012 3:20:55 PM

Our Lady of Guadalupe School students are learning about important women in Church history,and specifically the women of our Federation and Deanery. Teachers and students are spending two months learning about each of the women for whom a school in our deanery is named: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, St. Angela Merici, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Sister Cathy Doherty and the OLG faculty were inspired by the song "Women of the Church." Sister Cathy applied for and received a grant in memory of Mrs. Ellen Ryan and Sister Mary Ann Governal from the Catholic Education Center. The funds will allow the OLG faculty to purchase resources and take the students on field trips so that they can learn more about these important women and their importance in the church, our country, the St. Louis area, and North County.

The faculty is busy planning writing lessons, art projects, and special activities based on the theme: Women of the Church share the light of Christ. The students will be visited by guests who are associated with each of the women and will plan service projects which will honor the example set by each of these Women of the Church. The students of the federation have been invited to share in this learning and to visit Our Lady of Guadalupe School on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12.