“I distribute the virtues quite diversely; I do not give all of them to each person, but some to one, some to others … I shall give principally charity to one; justice to another; humility to this one, a living faith to that one … And so I have given many gifts and graces, both spiritual and temporal, with such diversity that I have not given everything to one single person, so that you may be constrained to practice charity towards one another … I have willed that one should need another and that all should be my ministers in distributing the graces and gifts they have received from me.” ~ St. Catherine of Siena, Dialogue I.7, quoted in the CCC, 1937
“On coming into the world, man is not equipped with everything he needs for developing his bodily and spiritual life. He needs others. Differences appear tied to age, physical abilities, intellectual or moral aptitudes, the benefits derived from social commerce, and the distribution of wealth. The “talents” are not distributed equally.” ~ CCC, 1936
“There are too many! I love that the students get exposure to a classroom setting and authority other than their own parents, without it losing the benefits of a small community. Virtue is stressed, rather than good behavior for the sake of getting through the day. It is like school, but still homeschooling, and I love that about Schola Rosa.” ~ Parent in Virginia.
“Our first years as a homeschool co-op, we just chose extracurricular activities year-to-year, but eventually we felt called to be an academic co-op with administrative support. Schola Rosa has made our co-op a success and taken the worry out of administration.” ~ Director, Florida