From the Mater & Magistra blog, written by Margot Davidson, Hillside Education publisher:
Our winter issue is all about sports and activities. It will be mailed to subscribers next week. Here's what's included:
Cover: Keeping Sport Healthy for Kids and Families by Matt Davidson, PhD
Feature 1: The Sporting Life by Mary Ellen Barrett
Feature 2: Let Them Play: Everybody Wins in the Fields of Homeschooling by Ana Braga-Henebry and MacBeth Derham
Feature 3: As Asian Road to Catholic Virtues (Karate) by Michelle Rioux
Literature Chat: Evangelizing, Manga Style by Mary Gildersleeve
Liturgical Year: Baking Through Lent by Lara Pennell
Spiritual Reflection: Building Character Through Discernment and Planning of Service and Activities by Belinda Mooney
Parting Glass: Rose in Winter, a poem by Lisa Salinas
I have wanted to do a feature on sports and homeschooling for some time. And I have long mulled over a quote from my brother-in-law (who writes the cover story): Studies have shown that sports only serve as character building situations when character building is the intention of the sports program. Love this quote from Pope Pius XII:
“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator." ” (Pope Pius XII Sport at the Service of the Spirit, July 1945)
Our Spring issue will focus on poetry and is shaping up nicely.
Be sure to renew and ask your friends to subscribe so we can stay in print!