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Outstanding education at Chavagnes College

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 Contents - Jun 2005AD2000 June 2005 - Buy a copy now
Editorial: Corpus Christi - the Body of Christ
Habemus Papam: Benedict XVI charts course as successor to John Paul II - Michael Gilchrist
He was my Pope, too: a Lutheran's appreciation of John Paul II - Uwe Siemon-Netto
News: The Church Around the World
The Catholic Church's dissenters miss the boat - Chris Hilder
Benedict XVI and liturgical reform - Dom Alcuin Reid OSB
Mother Teresa's legacy continued at Georgetown University - Peter Reynolds
Papal awards for WA Catholic politicians - Hugh Ryan
The previous Pope Benedict and his quest for world peace - R.J. Stove
Letters: John Paul the Great? - Patrick Ryan
Letters: Papal election - Frank Bellet
Letters: New Pope - Deidre Lyra
Letters: Unchanging teachings - Greg O'Regan
Letters: A true shepherd - Lynn Wise
Letters: Another Parish - Peter Gilet
Letters: Pre-Vatican II myths - Douglas V. Boyle
Letters: Chavagnes College - Pascale Cotterill
Letters: Outstanding education at Chavagnes College - Br John Moylan CFC, MA, MEd
Letters: Revolt manifesto - P. Gartland
Letters: Sanity? - Tom King
Letters: Catholic schools - Kevin McBride
Letters: Sponsorship request from Uganda - Joise Nasuna
Letters: Kathmandu school - John E.J. Fetz
Events: Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul - Fraternity of St Peter
Events: Juventutem WYD 2005 Cologne Pilgrimage - FSP
Books: John Paul the Great, edited by William Oddie - John R. Barich (reviewer)
Events: Catholic Doctors' Association Mass and Dinner
Poetry: Sonnet on the Election of Pope Benedict XVI - Bruce Dawe
Books: More Good Reading from AD Books
Reflection: Cardinal Nguyen van Thuan: witness to the priesthood and Eucharist - Fr Dennis Byrnes

As a very recent former guest teacher at Chavagnes International College for over two years I endorse Geoff Storey's letter (May AD2000) concerning the value of the outstanding, even possibly unique, Catholic education the college provides.

Certainly I also share his fine assessment of the article (March AD2000) by a then 17-year-old student, Alexander Morrison, who was offered places at all three leading Oxford colleges to which he applied.

There have been three articles about Chavagnes in AD2000 in recent times, and articles and more information about it can be found by typing in Chavagnes International College on an Internet search engine.

I believe that at least a year or two at the college would be of immense benefit for many Australian Catholic boys where the faith is held to be of prime value. They would benefit from an outstanding all-round, academic, classical education where the Church's language is studied, and its wonderful corpus of Gregorian chant and other music is not only enjoyed but ostensibly shapes the boys' lives, much to the joy and amazement of some of their parents.

Such a choice is far from impossible for most parents and arrangement are made by the college in several ways to welcome suitable Australian boys, who speak very highly of their wonderful, heroic educational adventure.

Christian Brothers Community
West Beach, SA

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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 5 (June 2005), p. 15

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