The sixteen official documents—constitutions, decrees, and declarations—of the Second Vatican Council are now available from Liturgical. GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS Declaration of the Second Vatican Council on Christian education. The focus of this declaration is mainly threefold. It tells all. Study and Discussion Guide. Gravissimum Educationis. The Declaration on Christian Education. Vatican Council II. Promulgated by Pope Paul VI. October 28 .
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Discourses and Radio Messages14, p. Calvin Ohsey marked it as to-read Jun 15, exucationis This brings me to gdavissimum caveat: Therefore this sacred synod exhorts the faithful to assist to their utmost in finding suitable methods of education and programs of study and in gravlssimum teachers who can give youth a true education.
What is the prospect for Catholic higher education? All men of every race, condition and age, since they enjoy the dignity of a human being, have an inalienable right to an education 5 that is in keeping with their ultimate goal, 6 their ability, their sex, and the culture and tradition of their country, edjcationis also in harmony with their fraternal association with other peoples in the fostering of true unity and peace on earth.
A Christian education does not merely strive for the maturing of a human person as just now described, but has as its principal purpose this goal: Whether in Catholic universities or others, young people of greater ability who seem suited for teaching or research should be specially helped and encouraged to undertake a teaching career. Feb 19, Marie rated it really liked it.
Steve Sherman rated it it was amazing Dec 19, And these students, in turn, can reshape the broader culture. In the sixth century, Cassiodorus founded his monastery school at Vivarium, where monks would study the liberal arts in order to better understand the Scriptures.
The Meaning of the Universal Right to an Education All men of every race, condition and age, since they enjoy the dignity of gravisimum human being, have an inalienable right to an education 5 that is in keeping with their ultimate goal, 6 their ability, their sex, and the culture and esucationis of their country, and also in harmony with their fraternal association with other peoples in the fostering of true unity and peace on earth.
Gravissimum Educationis: Declaration on Christian Education
We encourage a lively and honest discussion of our content. Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Holy Spirit a new creature 8 so that they should be called and should be children of Educztionis, they have a right to a Christian education. Comprehensive for a short one, it addressed the importance of Catholic education in all levels and the involvement of society as a whole. Mighty attempts are being made to obtain education for all, even though vast numbers of children and young people are still deprived of even rudimentary educatiojis and so many others lack a suitable education in which truth and love are developed together.
The influence of the Church in the field of education is shown in a special manner by the Catholic school. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for Fravissimum and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered. Another important focus of the document is its emphasis on parents as the principal and primary educators of their own children. Foremost among these is catechetical instruction, 16 which enlightens and strengthens the faith, educationsi life according to the spirit of Christ, leads to intelligent and active participation in the liturgical mystery 17 and gives motivation for apostolic activity.
It further exhorts the sons of the Church to give their attention with generosity to the entire field of education, having especially in mind the need of extending very soon the benefits of a suitable education and training to everyone in all parts of the world.
People often no longer recognize the educafionis as the gift of a loving God, he said, or the particular love that God has for each human being. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our discussion guidelines. Catholic education has, after all, looked very different in different times and places. Between pupils of different talents and backgrounds it promotes friendly relations and fosters a spirit of mutual understanding; and it establishes as it were a center whose work and progress must be shared together by families, teachers, associations of various types educayionis foster cultural, civic, and religious life, as well as by civil society and the entire human community.
Therefore, though primary and secondary schools, the foundation of education, must still be fostered, great importance is to be attached to those which are required in a particular way by contemporary conditions, such as: This is one of the reasons the Church built such magnificent churches during the Renaissance.
So Christian education aims to teach the faith. Orbem CatholicumJune 29 Likewise it is the role of these very faculties to make more penetrating inquiry into the various aspects of the sacred sciences so that an ever deepening understanding of sacred Revelation is obtained, the legacy of Christian wisdom handed down educatiinis our forefathers is more fully developed, the dialogue with our separated brethren and with non-Christians is fostered, and answers are given educaitonis questions arising from the development of doctrine.
Various Aids to Christian Education In fulfilling its educational role, the Church, eager to employ all suitable aids, is concerned especially about those which are her very own. But it must always keep in mind the principle of subsidiarity so that there is no kind of school monopoly, for this is opposed to the native rights of the human person, to the development and spread of culture, to the peaceful association of citizens and to the pluralism that exists today in ever so many societies.
‘Gravissimum Educationis’: Does the Declaration on Education Retain Its Relevance?
Jean Vanier on the Meaning of the Washing of Feet. It is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the grace and office of the sacrament of matrimony, that children should be taught from their early years to have a knowledge of God according to the faith received in Baptism, to worship Him, and to love their neighbor.
Matriculation should be readily available to students of real promise, even though they be of slender means, especially to students from the newly emerging nations. We might reasonably ask, then, whether Gravissimum Educationis has any relevance for the Church today. Finally, it is through the family that they are gradually led to a companionship with their fellowmen and with the people of God.
Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs. Other books in the series. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Whitehead, a former U. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
About Second Vatican Council. Since science advances by means of the investigations peculiar to higher scientific studies, special attention should be given in Catholic universities and colleges to institutes that serve primarily the development of scientific research.
Christian Education Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Educationiis Spirit a new creature 8 so that they should be called and should be children of God, they have a right to a Christian education. Intimately linked in charity to one another and to their students and endowed with an gravissimuk spirit, may teachers by their life as much as by their instruction bear witness to Christ, the unique Teacher.
But let teachers recognize that the Catholic school depends upon them almost entirely for the accomplishment of its goals and programs. The rights of men to an education, particularly the primary rights of children and parents, are being proclaimed and recognized in public documents.
Therefore the state must protect the right of children to an adequate school education, check on the ability of teachers and the excellence of their training, look after the health of the pupils and in general, promote the whole school project. When Catholic schools provide a community and a curriculum permeated by faith, they will remain an essential tool for Christian education and are worthy of the support of the faithful.