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The Spiritual Life: The Classroom as a School of Prayer

Authored by Lori Eyth in Issue #2.4 of Catechetical Review

Immediately visible when walking into the classroom is a picture of Jesus smiling and a holy water font. The classroom is filled with images—a statue of Mary, Jesus on the cross, and prayer posters. Rosaries are always available to the students. Quotes from Mother Teresa (“do all things with great love”) and the Bible are displayed as well as the Ten Commandments. We have a prayer wall, which is a big, blank laminated sheet of poster paper on which students write their prayer intentions. Students often ask, “Ms. Eyth, can I add something to the prayer wall?” or “Will you pray for this special intention?”

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