Suffering, Scholé & the Highest Good

Suffering, Scholé & the Highest Good

A mother’s suffering, A child born, A farmer’s labor, A flower burst forth, A student’s wrestling, A mind illumined, A savior’s death, A people delivered. A sinner’s repentance, A soul freed, And love is made known. ―Jennifer Dow, 2019 What do each of the stanzas in...
Why Read Pagan Literature?

Why Read Pagan Literature?

This post is based on brief comments at the Scholé Retreat 2019, Silencing the Sirens, and on an article from the author’s personal blog, The Reading Mother. Most of us have probably been asked, as Christians and classical educators, if it is really necessary...
Schole in the Midst of a Storm

Schole in the Midst of a Storm

I n the midst of a painful providence, what’s a Mama to do? That’s a good question. Mamas like doing. And yet we are encouraged to practice scholé, restful learning, in our lives. What exactly does that look like, especially in the midst of a significant trial? To be...
Scholé Guilt

Scholé Guilt

Guiltily, I take out the math facts drills, saddened that I am choosing to do “labor” instead of “scholé” again, wrestling internally over whether or not to have the child finish the assignment with which she is struggling. Do you struggle with scholé guilt? Have you...

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