Category: Childhood Stories

Childhood Shorts – Chapter 39: The Nazarene

Latin class was a different paradigm. The subject was not religion and Mr. Tiernan was no priest. We also had no misconceptions that mastery of the language might answer any existential questions. Still, there was a peacefulness and a sense of faith that we derived from the predictability and intentionality of his lessons.

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Childhood Shorts – Chapter 38: Greater Glory

Aside from the title, any writing assignment we did at St. George’s College required inclusion of the date and the initialism A.M.D.G. (abbreviation for Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam). The latter was a reminder for us boys. A prompt to help us put into practice a foundational principle of our school community.

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