Reports on saints in parochial school
September 18, 2019 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Do students in parochial school for elementary/middle grades have to write reports on saints? If so, which class would assign these reports?
posted by pxe2000 to Religion & Philosophy (11 answers total)
I did. Religion Class.
posted by oflinkey at 2:51 PM on September 18, 2019

Yes, in religion class.
posted by TrialByMedia at 2:51 PM on September 18, 2019

100% religion class. Assuming a Catholic school, it is almost always called Religion, but once in a old-fashioned blue moon it's Catechism*

* So says my mom the retired Catholic school teacher.
posted by FritoKAL at 2:54 PM on September 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

In my high school it was called Theology.
posted by soelo at 3:17 PM on September 18, 2019

We definitely did in religion class (K-8 Catholic school, mid-80’s-mid 90’s.) We also did general biographies in English, and doing a biography of a historical saint (as opposed to one without enough info to fill a book) was accepted.
posted by tchemgrrl at 3:19 PM on September 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

Can confirm that at least in 1980s parochial school in the Bay Area, we wrote reports on saints for religion class.
posted by Pandora Kouti at 3:21 PM on September 18, 2019

We wrote many, many of these reports in religion class but we may have done a couple in history class as well (for the saints whose existences were a part of the history we were studying). We also did religious projects in art class.
posted by sallybrown at 3:28 PM on September 18, 2019

I went to Catholic school. In grade school, at least 1st through maybe 3rd, on Nov. 1, Feast of All Saints, we had to dress as our patron (name) saint, and there was a parade in the schoolyard. Those poor Moms, having to come up with more costumes right after Halloween.
posted by theora55 at 6:19 PM on September 18, 2019

Just a note: in my catholic school the abbreviation for the name of the class was R.K., religious knowledge
posted by glasseyes at 1:34 AM on September 19, 2019

I went to Catholic school for 15 years. Never.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 12:09 PM on September 19, 2019

It often comes up if they do Confirmation prep as part of being in middle school (Catholic).
posted by brilliantine at 5:14 PM on September 19, 2019

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