Poet Principle of Education #3f & #4

Offer specific disciplines to awaken the taste for beauty and elicit a response to it, such as:

--Hagiography, some aspects of ascetic and mystical theology, and mental prayer. Be enthusiastic about the saints and pray. The best way to teach someone to pray is to be someone who prays; then the topic, suggestions, and instruction follow naturally upon your interaction and conversation. Teresa of Avila remembers with gratitude how her Uncle Pedro first taught her to pray and thereby changed her life.

Provide frequent opportunities for the Sacraments, spiritual talks, retreats, days of recollection, and spiritual direction.



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