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5 KEY TRAITS OF A GREAT
CATHOLIC TEACHER
BY STEVE VIRGADAMO
INTRO
• A great Catholic teacher has the qualities that signify great
teachers in any other field, be it of a religious nat...
A COMMITMENT TO SERVING
OTHERS
• Before anything else, the priest needs to be willing to
devote his energies to the servic...
A CONSTANT DESIRE TO LEARN
MORE
• Though they may be a teacher, a great priest is still always an
eager student at heart. ...
A HEALTHY, MINDFUL ENERGY ROOTED
IN HEALTHY, MINDFUL THINKING
• The energy that a great priest can share with those
they t...
RESPECT FOR ALL
• The virtues that the teacher professes should never be
communicated with self-righteousness.
• Even when...
WILLINGNESS AND STRONG
ABILITY TO WORK WITH OTHERS
• No priest can operate as a lonely mountain.
• While being capable of ...
CONCLUSION
• Priests have many different styles, but the best
display the exemplary common denominators that
make them a fi...
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5 key traits of a great catholic teacher

  1. 1. 5 KEY TRAITS OF A GREAT CATHOLIC TEACHER BY STEVE VIRGADAMO
  2. 2. INTRO • A great Catholic teacher has the qualities that signify great teachers in any other field, be it of a religious nature or another matter entirely. • In addition to being adept at teaching religion, a Catholic teacher must be adept at communicating and connecting with others. • Above all things, teaching religion to others is an exercise in fully empathizing with others and touching their hearts. • The following key traits are essential for a Catholic teacher to be capable of making in order to connect with others and facilitate a true enlightenment of the spirit.
  3. 3. A COMMITMENT TO SERVING OTHERS • Before anything else, the priest needs to be willing to devote his energies to the service of others before himself. • A priest must be unfailingly committed to sharing the sum of his knowledge with others for their sake. • A priest is not just a teacher of the faith, but a designated saver of souls. • Being in a business of soul saving means that a priest makes it their unending mission, first and foremost, to always prioritize helping others with no exceptions.
  4. 4. A CONSTANT DESIRE TO LEARN MORE • Though they may be a teacher, a great priest is still always an eager student at heart. No matter how much they may already know about the faith, there is always something else that they'll be seeking to discover. • Priests who are perpetually learning will oftentimes learn from one another as well. • The constant pursuit of more knowledge should be carried out not as an aim to know more than all else, but rather for the passion of being able to share more with those who would benefit from it.
  5. 5. A HEALTHY, MINDFUL ENERGY ROOTED IN HEALTHY, MINDFUL THINKING • The energy that a great priest can share with those they teach will be one that mirrors the energy within themselves. • To ensure that they are always sharing the highest quality of energy, great priests will make it a necessity to always foster the habits that are conducive to healthiness and mindfulness.
  6. 6. RESPECT FOR ALL • The virtues that the teacher professes should never be communicated with self-righteousness. • Even when guiding those who have made considerable mistakes, the great priest will have a level of respect for them that equals any other who comes forth for guidance. • The great teacher has an unbreakable capacity for treating people from all backgrounds as worthy of teaching.
  7. 7. WILLINGNESS AND STRONG ABILITY TO WORK WITH OTHERS • No priest can operate as a lonely mountain. • While being capable of spending time alone can be useful, the priest must be a capable team player who can collaborate effectively with all other members of the church regarding important matters. • A great priest will never be so prideful in his knowledge that he neglects cooperation.
  8. 8. CONCLUSION • Priests have many different styles, but the best display the exemplary common denominators that make them a fit for the task. • Respect, cooperation, commitment to service, mindfulness, and an unending desire to learn are all the keystones of great religious teachers.

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