Upon our return from Memphis, Brother Frank, our Provincial for the Midwest Province of the Christian Brothers, conducted cooking and etiquette classes with the LTIPers at Christian Brothers College High School (CBCHS).
Many of the young men were, “familiar with the kitchen” …as Gus would say. The sessions with Brother Frank provided an opportunity to learn in a more relaxed and comfortable setting.
On top of it all, there were no tests! In designing the program, we believe these sessions are a wonderful preparation for our time in Kansas City when we will be living and serving at Holy Family Catholic Worker beginning June 11.
We completed our last day of clinicals (field experience) at De La Salle at St. Matthew’s in St. Louis on Friday, June 10.
Since May 23, the LTIP students spent three hours each day “in the trenches” with students doing apprentice-like activities which further acquaints them with the role of teacher. Thus far, they have completed 45 hours of clinicals and well over 130 hours in formal classes.
The days have been long, but tremendously beneficial. Our focus will shift this next week while living in Kansas City. The emphasis will be in Catholic Social Teaching and immersion experiences that will clearly coincide with the Corporal Works of Mercy (to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner, visit the sick, and bury the dead).
To those of you that are parents reading this blog, thank you! You have done a wonderful job in raising your sons. To the friends, Partners and Brothers – thank you for your continued prayers and support.