Parent Enrichment

Light of the Faith: Catholic Formation for Classical Educators

In the fall of 2020, Mother of Divine Grace School kicked off a new webinar formation series: "Light of the Faith: Catholic Formation for Classical Educators". Mother of Divine Grace School has always been committed to the Catholic and classical formation not only of children, but also of families. We want to support you in your mission to raise your children in a living Catholic culture.

We hope that this "Light of the Faith" webinar series will revitalize you in your mission to lead yourselves and your families ever closer to God. See below for recordings of past webinars and for the schedule of upcoming webinars.

Classical Education: Ordered Toward Eternal Life

By Laura Berquist, MODG Founder and author of Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum and The Harp and Laurel Wreath

The Order of the Philosophical Sciences

By Richard Berquist, who is working on his doctoral dissertation in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America.

On Truth and Lying

By Dr. John Francis Nieto, a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College.

Natural Law and the Common Good

By James Berquist, a tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, whose doctoral dissertation in Philosophy is about Natural Law.

The Role of Women in Today's World

By Donna Steichen, author of Ungodly Rage: The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism and Chosen: How Christ Sent Twenty-Three Surprised Converts to Replant His Vineyard

The Vocation of the Laity

By Fr. Thomas Dome, member of the MODG Board of Governors

Upcoming Schedule

Apr. 22, 2021: Dr. Andrew Montanaro, professor at the Christendom Graduate School, will present on the thought of Ben Sira (Sirach) and its application to our lives.

May 20, 2021: Dr. Ron McCann, M.D., will present to us on End of Life issues.

All presentations are on Thursdays at 4 pm PT. They will be approximately 45 minutes with some time for questions afterwards.

Courses from MODG Founder Laura Berquist

The following classes are pre-recorded and are available to enrolled families, free of charge, or to families who are not enrolled, for a small fee. (The courses are copyrighted material, and upon purchase are for your personal use only.) All courses are available for purchase from our online bookstore.

Stages of Formation: In each of these courses Laura reviews the stages of formation (Primary, Grammatical, Analytical, and Rhetorical) and explains the methodological goals, the texts used, and how to implement the methodological and content goals for your child.

Curriculum Classes: These courses are designed to help parents understand the MODG methodology and course content for each grade level. We highly recommend these courses to help you prepare for the coming year.