The second century theologian Saint Irenaeus wrote, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” What does it mean for our students to be fully alive? One aspect is to encourage them to be a person of virtue. The word virtue comes from the Latin word virtus, which means “strength”. Virtues are the good (aka strong) habits of thought, action and character that help us to grow closer to Jesus by imitating His life. Each quarter- on a school wide basis -students will learn about three virtues relating to their spiritual, intellectual, physical, or social development. Activities associated with this program are: Bible stories, role playing, discussions, study of the Saints and setting behavior goals. Each quarter will end with a school wide activity or assembly that demonstrates the acquirement of the virtues taught in that quarter.