“Do not look forward to what might happen tomorrow. The same Everlasting Father Who cares for us today will take care of us tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield us from suffering or He will give us unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.” - St. Francis de Sales
Reflections on Catholic Education
I kept this quote on my refrigerator for years while homeschooling and it is now on the classroom wall behind my desk. As a mother and a teacher, I know God has entrusted me with my children and my students for a certain amount of time, and it is my duty to love and form them in the time I am given and ultimately return them to Him. This is an awesome responsibility, too heavy a burden for one weak creature. I have absolute confidence in God that he is helping me along the way, though, and I entrust these same children and students to His loving care.
Working in the same building which houses a chapel and our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is a real blessing. I am privileged to be able to bring my students every day to visit Jesus there, literally bringing the children unto Him. Second grade is the year when most children make their first confession and first Holy Communion, and helping all my students understand these sacraments is one of my favorite parts of the job.
Mrs. Robin Moorehouse joined Mount Royal Academy in 2014 after thirteen years of raising and homeschooling her children in Bernardston, Massachusetts, and, for one year, in Santiago, Chile. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 1993 with a degree in Psychology, then spent a year teaching kindergarten at an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, where she met her husband, a fellow volunteer. After completing elementary teaching certification training in Arizona, she taught elementary and middle school in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Vermont before finally settling down and homeschooling in Massachusetts. The Moorehouses now live in Sunapee, New Hampshire, and all five of their children attend Mount Royal.