Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue is more than a curriculum, it’s a way of life—the means to a happy life. Education in Virtue provides easy-to-use resources and materials that are developed by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist and based on St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. These resources provide a framework that helps all ages understand how to live a more virtuous life.  

Education in Virtue offers support as you learn, teach, and practice virtue. With time, you will begin to naturally incorporate the language of virtue within your daily life and grow as a disciple of Christ. Recent studies in interpersonal neurobiology and positive psychology support this way of life and show that an integrated way of life leads to the betterment of the human person. 

When you learn, live, and witness in virtue, it will overflow into every aspect of life—transforming you into the best version of yourself. Simply put, Education in Virtue is happiness simplified. 

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Stage Onelearn the language of virtue

Because it is the habit of doing good, one must first know virtue in order to live it; therefore, understanding what each virtue ‘looks like’ and ‘sounds like’ is essential.

View the Learn Stage resources in each environment by clicking on  School, Home, or Parish:

Adults & Educators

School Starter Kit

Virtue Chart Packs

Educator’s Guide

Unlocking Education in Virtue + Guidebook

Learn the Virtues Video series

Student Instruction

Openlight Media Plus School Coupon

Cultivating the Virtues Video Series

Virtue Cards

Ways to Cultivate Posters

Instructional Posters

Home Starter Kit

Cultivating the Virtues

Virtue Cards

Saint Cards

Openlight Media Plus Parish Coupon

Parish Starter Kit

Journal Bundle

Virtue Chart Packs

Stage Twolive joyfully as a disciple of Christ

By learning the virtues, one internalizes the characteristics of a good, integrated life and is then able to respond virtuously in all of life’s circumstances.

The resources below will guide you during the Live stage

Vocation Stories Podcast

Mind & Heart Podcast


Life of Christ, Lectio Divina Journal Companion

Stage Threewitness to conversion and happiness

Living a virtuous life permits one to live in friendship with Christ—our fulfillment and hope. The habitus of virtue enables good acts to flow easily and the overflow of these provide one with a delight in doing the good.

The resources below will guide you during the Witness stage

Happiness is Pamphlet

Saints Calendar

Pocket Cross Set

Vice to Virtue Video Series

Education in Virtue is very clear, concrete and actionable in its application to shape student and staff behavior. It’s richly rooted in Catholic teaching, while still being philosophically secular enough to implement in any scenario. Simply put, we see more and more ‘ah ha’ moments when discussing behavior. Magnanimity and humility rightly understood, for example, promote great conversation with kids.

Bill Koppes / Principal
Tina Sabga / 4th Grade Teacher

I am a HUGE fan and have been practicing the virtues daily in my class. My three, four, and five year olds are flourishing from being exposed to this thought process. I can’t imagine my life or teaching the lives of our future generations any other way!

Sara Sodaro-Baggett / E.C.C.
Tom Maloney / Superintendent

“It’s a reminder to all of us about how we can live a virtuous life – kind, generous and patient with each other – as we never know where people are coming from or what kind of day they’ve had. It’s teaching that our world needs faith, hope and charity.”

Trudy Connolly / 2nd Grade Teacher
Ethan / Student

This program has TRANSFORMED our school! Our school is only in its fifth year and after just starting this fall, I am already seeing rapid growth. We are growing everyday with Education in Virtue as our guide. THANK YOU for creating this beautiful program. Many thanks!

Karissa / Elementary School Principal
Sharon Hayward / First Grade Teacher

Why does Education in Virtue work? On a practical level, it gives a community a positive common vocabulary for describing human behavior. For example, when a student learns to take into account the effects of his/her decisions on others, and then learns to call that habit “circumspection,” he/she grows in the ability to control and direct those actions.

Lincoln Snyder / Superintendent of Schools