DATES TO REMEMBER
Friday, April 19
, Maria MontessoriShadow Day
, 11:00 am All School Mass,12:30/12:45 pm dismissal, NO PM EXTENDEDCHILD CARE
Mark Your Calendars to save the Date…..
Maria MontessoriShadow Day
Friday, April 19
What is Maria Montessori Shadow Day?
Do you feel as if you have been invited to an event,but uncertain of the reason? Hopefully this will helpclarify what this annual event is all about! Instead
of “take your child to work day”, this event is
reverse it is “take your parent to school day”!
Basically it is an opportunity for the parents,
guardians or that special someone in your child’s life
to follow them through their “work” morning to
actually see first-hand what takes place within a
OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
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Anselm’s father was rich and stubborn. He wanted Anselm to spend his life looking after the family
estates in the Piedmont, a region in northwestern Italy. However, Anselm wanted to be a monk. When hewas 22 years old, Anselm entered the Benedictine Abbey in Normandy, a region in France. Only three years after his ordination, he was elected prior. He treated the monks in his care with great kindness.Anselm became known in England, and in 1093 he was named Archbishop of Canterbury. It was a difficultposition for a man who was already 60 years old and in poor health. The king of England, William Rufus,
wanted to control Anselm’s decisions. Though Anselm was a gentle and humble man, he would not yield an
inch to the king. The other bishops were afraid, so Anselm was forced to stand alone. Though he longedfor the peace and quiet of his monastery, he fought endless legal battles and was even sent into exile fora while.Anselm spoke out against injustices. He said that slavery was wrong. Through his efforts, a law waspassed making the sale of human beings illegal in England. He cared for the poor people in his diocese. Healso wrote hundreds of letters giving spiritual direction to people who asked him for guidance.When William Rufus died, henry I became king. As first he struggled with Anselm, just as Rufus had. Butin time, Henry came to respect Anselm so much that when the king traveled he left the bishop in chargeof the country.Anselm found time to write books and essays about the Christian life. Because his work was so rich in
meaning, he has been given the title of “doctor (teacher) of the church.”
St. Anselm, ra for us.