Ordo Amoris in Action: First Things First
Our directive is contained in our name; Ordo Amoris. We are to teach our children to rightly order their loves. But how do we do this? To demonstrate the power of a purposeful, proven education, we are launching a multi-part series in our Storybook to relay some of our distinctive activities.
There are countless ways throughout each and every day that our instructors teach with an eye on shaping affections. We are excited to share a few of these. This first edition starts with the beginning of our day.
Our kids roll in (literally with their wheeled duffel bags and carry-on suitcases packed with books) and we start our time together with a most important facet of education according to The Liberal Arts Tradition: Worship and Wonder. We do this via morning devotions. This special session includes singing and corporately reciting "call-outs" designed to shape who our kids become. From Proverbs to Winston Churchill, from Augustine to Milton, from 12th century hymns to "The Sweet By and By," our kids are influenced by heart-shaping, character-forming truths. All of this happens before their first subject starts, because it is the precursor to learning. And it is how we begin to "Ordo Amoris."
Contact us if you would like to see past (or receive future) devotions. Also, you are welcome to participate on our "Traditional" days at 7:45 AM to join OAC in action!