Catholic education, particularly Catholic schooling, has taken place under the auspices of members of a variety of religious orders and has been
profoundly influenced by the spiritual traditions of those founding orders. This course is an exploration of the richness of the spiritual traditions of the Catholic Christian tradition and the pedagogical practices that are rooted in them. In an era when schools are moving into the hands of lay teachers and administrators, a thorough grounding in the school’s founding charism is necessary for understanding and enacting the schools educative mission.