What’s in Your Prayer Book?

If you’re interested in learning to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the first step is easy: buy a copy of Christian Prayer. Once your prayer book arrives, however, you’ll find that it contains a lot of stuff: calendars, instructions, prayers, readings, songs and more. Let’s learn about what’s in your prayer book. I. Introductory Materials At the beginning of the prayer book, there are a number of helpful resources worth reading through when you get some time. These include: General Instructions Liturgical Calendar General Principles II. Proper of Seasons On page 39, we find the beginning of the first … Continue

No CLAA Support on Thanksgiving Day

Dear friends, The Classical Liberal Arts Academy office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25th, 2021. All normal support services will resume on Friday, November 26th. God bless your families,William C. Michael, HeadmasterClassical Liberal Arts Academy

Aristotle, Metaphysics, Book I, Chapter 1

πάντες ἄνθρωποι τοῦ εἰδέναι ὀρέγονται φύσει. σημεῖον δ᾽ ἡ τῶν αἰσθήσεων ἀγάπησις: καὶ γὰρ χωρὶς τῆς χρείας ἀγαπῶνται δι᾽ αὑτάς, καὶ μάλιστα τῶν ἄλλων ἡ διὰ τῶν ὀμμάτων. οὐ γὰρ μόνον ἵνα πράττωμεν ἀλλὰ καὶ μηθὲν μέλλοντες πράττειν τὸ ὁρᾶν αἱρούμεθα ἀντὶ πάντων ὡς εἰπεῖν τῶν ἄλλων. αἴτιον δ᾽ ὅτι μάλιστα ποιεῖ γνωρίζειν ἡμᾶς αὕτη τῶν αἰσθήσεων καὶ πολλὰς δηλοῖ διαφοράς. φύσει μὲν οὖν αἴσθησιν ἔχοντα γίγνεται τὰ ζῷα, ἐκ δὲ ταύτης τοῖς μὲν αὐτῶν οὐκ ἐγγίγνεται μνήμη, τοῖς δ᾽ ἐγγίγνεται. καὶ διὰ τοῦτο ταῦτα φρονιμώτερα καὶ μαθητικώτερα τῶν μὴ δυναμένων μνημονεύειν ἐστί, φρόνιμα μὲν ἄνευ τοῦ μανθάνειν ὅσα μὴ … Continue

Another One Bites the Dust (Again.)

Since 2009, I have told Catholic families that the crowd of homeschool conference speakers, authors and publishers that associate with fake classical education are frauds. I have been called “uncharitable” for my honest warnings about the people themselves and the products they sell. I warn you again: Any time you see a Catholic adult who embraces and promotes the fake “classical education” movement, know that there are reasons why they do so. Another huge scandal has emerged as the leader of the Regina Coeli Hybrid Academy–a fake classical Catholic school program–was forced to resign because, while running her Catholic school … Continue