Does your school have what it takes? Would you like it to? We’re offering a vision to transform your school, make saints, and change the world. How would this sound on your school materials…
WE ARE A TOB CAMPUS
A COMMUNITY OF PERSONS WHERE EVERYBODY IS SEEN AS A GIFT
HOW DO YOU BECOME A TOB CAMPUS?
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
Below is sample language you can adopt within your own materials (website, communication to staff, parents and community) as you work to become a thriving TOB Campus.
WHO WE ARE…
We are first and foremost a Catholic school, fully committed to Jesus Christ and the Church.
What St. John Paul II shared in his reflections called the Theology of the Body is a re-articulation of who the human person is, created in God’s image and likeness. Grounded in our Christ-centered Catholic identity along with the profound vision of man proposed in the Theology of the Body, we are cultivating a “TOB Campus” with profound implications.
We teach that every person is a unique, unrepeatable gift – and we are honored to uphold the dignity of every one in all we do.
We see education as an act of love and a sharing in the work of Christ, the Good Teacher.
WHAT THIS MEANS ON OUR CAMPUS…
PRAYER We affirm the priority of every student and staff member’s unique and unrepeatable relationship with God through Mass, reconciliation and daily prayer.
SERVICE We recognize the importance of serving the needs of our brothers and sisters in the human family as a response of gratitude to God’s love for us.
DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON We uphold the intrinsic dignity of every human person. This value is not earned or achieved but comes from God in whose image each one is made.
RECOGNIZING UNIQUENESS We affirm every person as unique and unrepeatable through calling one another by name. Teachers are committed to praying for their students by name.
EDUCATION We believe education is first a cultivation of awe and wonder at the gift of God’s creation. Every subject is seen through this lens.
VOCATION We help our students discern their unique vocation to love, and lead by example by devoting our lives to Christ through a total gift of self. Through fidelity to our vocations, we strive for Christian sanctity.
DISCIPLINE We expect a total commitment freely chosen by our students, faculty and staff to living their true meaning and purpose in communion with Christ and the entire school body. We bring a pastoral approach when a rupture in this communion occurs — always in furtherance of preserving, protecting and strengthening our commitment to a harmonious life together in communion with Christ.
ENVIRONMENT We recognize the goodness of creation and its power to reveal something of the glory of God. Therefore, we strive to preserve and celebrate the goodness and beauty of creation through our choices regarding school grounds and decor, conservation, food, uniforms, athletics, the arts, and incorporating the natural world into our educational activities.
AUTHENTIC MASCULINITY & FEMININITY We recognize the givenness of our maleness or femaleness as revealed by the human body as a sign of God’s love and seek to cultivate and protect this treasure in each other.
WHAT WE EXPECT…
When we live according to our essential meaning as gift, sharing Christ’s love in all that we do, we cultivate a campus life together rich in spiritual fruits such as “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control and chastity.” (CCC 1832 and Gal 5:22-23) .
It is not always easy in practice, but it is essentially that simple! In St. John Paul II’s words, this is the “hope of everyday,” made possible by Christ’s redeeming love for us!
CHARITY JOY PEACE PATIENCE KINDNESS GOODNESS GENEROSITY GENTLENESS FAITHFULNESS MODESTY SELF-CONTROL CHASTITY
“I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.”
SOUND GOOD TO YOU?
In the meanwhile, if you would like more information or to discuss the TOB Campus idea further, contact Evie by email.
Create a TOB “Gift” Card with your diocese, parish, school or organization logo. Use this card and customize with your own logo, slogan or statement of your Catholic identity.