M-001. You must love your students only in order to lead them to God and to fill them with his Holy Spirit.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 175.3)

M-002. You must not doubt that it is a great gift of God, this grace He was given you to be entrusted with the instruction of others.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 9.1)

M-003. You are successors to the apostles in their task of catechizing and teaching the poor.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 8.1)

M-004. You are watched by your students, hence you are obliged to give them good example.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 69.1)

M-005. You will lead your disciples to practice virtue far more easily by giving them the example of a wise and reserved conduct than by anything you can say.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 33.2)

M-006. Guard against any human attitude toward your disciples; do not pride yourself over what you do… you owe all to God.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 4.3)

M-007. You must look upon this work entrusted to you, by fathers and mothers, as one of the most important and most necessary services in the church.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 7.1)

M-008. Since you are ambassadors and ministers of Jesus Christ in the work you do, you must act as representing Jesus himself.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 3.2)

M-009. Examine before God how you are acting in your ministry and whether you are failing in any of your responsibilities, come to know yourself as you are.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 64.2)

M-010. You act as mediator in regard to your students, God making use of you to teach them the means of salvation.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 56.3)

M-011. If you wish your disciples to practice virtue, do so yourself.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 33.2)

M-012. Thank God for the grace He was given you in your work of sharing in the ministry of the apostles.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 7.3)

M-013. You are engaged in a ministry wherein you are obliged to touch hearts. You can not do this without the assistance of the Holy Spirit.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 43.3)

M-014. He has entrusted you especially with the care of their souls, which is what God had most at heart when He made you the guides and guardians of these young people.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 11.3)

M-015. By your state you are ministers of God; you must be cooperative with Him and enter into His designs to bring about their salvation.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 56.1)

M-016. Jesus Christ told his apostles, "I must announce the good news of the reign of God, because this is why I have been sent." This is why Jesus has sent you and why the church , whose ministers you are, commissions you.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 7.2)

M-017. It is your privilege to share in the apostolic mission by giving religious instruction to the students entrusted to you, and by explaining the truths of the Gospel to them.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 159.2)

M-018. You should have the highest esteem for your employment which is apostolic.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 167.2)

M-109. Strive to render yourself worthy of your position by your irreproachable conduct; endeavor from today to begin a new life and see that it continue henceforth to be holy and edifying.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 93.3)

M-020. Do you apply yourself to educate in a Christian manner the pupils confided to your care?
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 122.1)

M-021. You will give an account to God whether you have taught your disciples all they should know according to their age and ability; whether you have not neglected some students because they were the slowest, or the poorest; whether you did not show favoritism towards others because they were rich, or pleasant, or naturally possessing more loveable qualities than others.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 14.1)

M-022. You must look upon this work entrusted to you as one of the most important in the Church.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 7.1)

M-023. You also are angels sent by God to prepare the way for Him, and to provide the means whereby He may enter your hearts and those of your students.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 2.1)

M-024. It is of great consequence that you should teach more by example than by words.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 69.1)

M-025. Have you taught your subject with all possible earnestness? Your first duty with regard to your students is to give them edification and good example.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 91.2)

M-026. That your words may produce their full effect on your students, preach by example and practice what you wish them to accept.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 100.2)

M-027. Your students should see in your decorum the reserve which they themselves should practice, in your wisdom the manner in which they should conduct themselves.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 132.1)

M-028. Students are led more readily to do what they see done for them than to carry out what they hear told them, particularly when the words they hear are not in harmony with the actions they see.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 10.3)

M-029. You must strive to attain a perfect knowledge of the truths or religion by study, because ignorance in such matters would be criminal since it would cause ignorance in those whom you instruct.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 153.1)

M-030. You should read the Holy Scriptures to derive profit from this study since by your ministry you are called upon to instruct, reprimand, correct, and conduct to piety those under your care.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 192.1)

M-031. All we can expect for having devoted ourselves to the education of children and particularly the poor, is insults, rebuffs, calumnies, persecution, and even death.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 155.3)

M-032. God will pour down his blessings on you only if you make the education of your pupils your chief care.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 186.1)

M-033. You must consider it a great reward for yourselves, the consolation you feel at the bottom of your hearts, that the students whom you teach are well-behaved.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 15.2)

M-034. You should learn to recognize Jesus beneath the rags of the poor children you have to teach. Adore Him in their person.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 96.3)

M-035. Thank God for the grace he has bestowed on you by calling you to instruct others and train them to do good.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 99.1)

M-036. If you are a true lover of Christ, you will take every possible means to instill his love in the hearts of your students whom you train to be his disciples.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 102.2)

M-037. Do you believe possibly that you are responsible for your disciples only during the time of school, that your attention need not extend to their behavior outside of school, to help them as far as you are able to live everywhere in a Christian manner?
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 14.2)

M-038. Knowingly or unknowingly God has confided to your care these students to instructs and train them to live a good life.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 37.1)

M-039. You have been called by Jesus to accomplish his ministry to teach.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 99.2)

M-040. You have been chosen by God to succeed the apostles in the work of teaching the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 145.2)

M-041. God has bestowed on you an honor since he destines you to be the spiritual father of the students whom you instruct.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 157.1)

M-042. He, Christ, has chosen you in preference to many others to announce his truths to your students who are his beloved ones.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 167.2)

M-043. Since Jesus Christ has chosen you among so many others to be his cooperators in the salvation of souls, you must study in the Gospel how Jesus brought his disciples to practice the truths of the gospel.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 4.2)

M-044. Since you have to prepare the hearts of others for the coming of Christ, you should first dispose your own for an increase of zeal, that your words may produce their proper effect upon those whom you are to instruct.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 2.2)

M-045. Study the life and zeal of St. John the Baptist, remembering that you are obliged, as he was, to prepare the way of the Lord in your students.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 162.2)

M-046. Your zeal cannot produce an effect unless it be the outcome of the love of God which is in you.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 171.2)

M-047. It is zeal which makes your students capable of receiving a share in the grace which is in you for doing good. For your zeal draws upon you in the Spirit of God. It is this spirit who gives your students the power to practice good.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 2.3)

M-048. This is what your zeal must inspire in your disciples, God as it were appealing through you, since you are ambassadors for Christ.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 9.2)

M-049. It is your duty to admonish the unruly in a way that will lead them to give up their former way of live. You must cheer the faint-hearted, support the weak, and be patient toward all.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 6.2)

M-050. Keep the goals of your work as clear as those of Jesus himself so that you will draw his blessing and grace upon yourself and all your labors.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 4.3)

M-051. If you neglect to reprove and correct your disciples when it is needed, you would have abused the ministry with which God honored you when He put you in charge of guiding these students.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 11.3)

M-052. It is your daily duty to teach the children confided to your care. You must give them instructions suited to their capacity otherwise your labor would be in vain.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 33.3)

M-053. Provide your pupils with the means of salvation appropriate to their development. Teach them without using clever words, lest the Cross of Christ… become devoid of meaning.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 1.3)

M-054. Those who instruct others must get to know their pupils and discern the manner in which to act towards them.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 33.1)

M-055. You must win your students to practice the gospel maxims, and to this end you must give them means which are easy and accommodated to their age.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 5.2)

M-056. Those who help them to save themselves must speak simply so that every word will be clear and easy to understand.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 1.3)

M-057. Let the proclamation of his truth be your continual effort in the lessons you give your pupils, looking upon yourselves as ministers of God and the administers of His mysteries.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 1.1)

M-058. You should manifest courage and intrepidity in teaching… your zeal and your faith being strengthened by the thought that you are God’s ministers and you act in his name.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 87.1)

M-059. After zeal for teaching and good example, this serious self-control is one of the most useful virtue for those who are responsible for teaching the young.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 14.3)

M-060. You must be very attentive especially when the students in your care do something out of order, and you are required to reprove or correct them. There is nothing you must avoid more than allowing your feelings to run away with you in situations like this.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 14.3)

M-061. You cannot instruct your disciples better than by affording them edification, and by repressing every movement of anger.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 155.2)

M-062. Your pupils must see that your motives are not restricted to merely human ends.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 178.1)

M-063. For no matter how much faith your students may have, nor how lively it may be, if they are not practicing any good works at all, their faith will be of no use to them.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 8.3)

M-064. Jesus Christ wants you to understand that the more your work is energized by him, the more it will produce good in your disciples.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 3.3)

M-065. You must reprove and correct your disciples when they commit some fault, the more so because it is typical of children that they often make mistakes by doing things without thinking.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 11.1)

M-066. Reproof and correction lead them to watch over themselves in order not to be making the same mistakes all the time.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 11.1)

M-067. The result of wise correction is that those who receive it are disposed to correct their faults, whereas when correction is administered through uncontrolled emotion… it serves only to turn the disciples against his teacher and to arouse in him feelings of revenge and ill will, which sometimes last a long time.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 12.3)

M-068. Take care … that it is love and zeal for your students that leads you to correct them.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 12.3)

M-069. Show them so much kindness when you give corrections… that they not only will not be angry at you, but will show you gratitude for the good you have done for them, a sincere regret for their faults, and a firm intention not to commit them again.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 12.3)

M-070. You are obliged to know in order to teach.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 170.2)

M-071. You should endeavor to train your students in piety, to make them love prayer.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 177.1)

M-072. We learn how advantageous it is to inspire children with piety and to lead them especially to read good books capable of making a salutary impression on their minds.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 177.1)

M-072. It is important to teach your students to pray… with much reverence and in secret… getting rid of all thoughts that could distract their minds during prayer so that they will be occupied solely with God and easily obtain what they ask Him.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 10.2)

M-073. As far as possible help your students to avoid bad companions.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 56.2)

M-074. Inspire your students with a love of virtue and fill their hearts with sentiments of piety.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 67.1)

M-075. Your mission does not consist in making your pupils Christians, but rather in making them true Christians.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 100.2)

M-076. Teach your disciples the knowledge of God. Make known to them the truths of the gospel. Train them to put them in practice.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 100.2)

M-077. Your work enjoys little consideration in the eyes of others, but in the eyes of God it does.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 143.3)

M-078. It is not enough that children be kept in school and busy. Those who are called upon to teach them must devote themselves especially to bring them up in a Christian spirit.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 2.2)

M-079. You must help students to be kind to one another, compassionate, mutually forgiving, just as God had forgiven them in Jesus Christ, and loving one another as Jesus loved them.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 6.3)

M-080. If you knew the great good that you produce for your students in preserving and increasing grace by their frequent reception of the sacraments, you would never let up teaching them about this.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 8.2)

M-081. Do not forget to help your students develop gentleness, patience, love, and respect for their parents and all the conduct that is proper to a Christian person.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 8.3)

M-082. You must not be satisfied with keeping the students in your care from doing evil. You must also lead them to practice as well all the good of which they are capable.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 10.2)

M-083. Learn to speak little but with wisdom.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 64.3)

M-084. Are you so vigilant over your students as to prevent them from doing evil in your presence?
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 111.3)

M-085. All your life should be given up to the work of rendering your students good Christians. Watch over them with great vigilance.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 187.3)

M-086. Are you careful to preserve your students from all that may corrupt their morals, especially bad companions?
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 11.3)

M-087. Let this be your first concern and the first effect of your vigilance in your work, to be ever attentive to your students to forestall any action that is bad or even the least improper.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 2.2)

M-088. Teach them the rules of a Christian life, and the means by which they might secure their eternal salvation. It is for this end that God called you to your present vocation.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 87.2)

M-089. When we are in a ministry, we must add zeal to action, or else all we do will have but little result.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 114.2)

M-090. Abandon yourself entirely to the Holy Spirit that He may ask of the Eternal Father all the graces you need for yourself and those entrusted to your care.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 62.2)

M-091. You should act the part of intercessors with God to obtain for your pupils by your prayers the piety that no other care and attention could procure for them.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 157.2)

M-092. When you encounter some difficulty in the guidance of your disciples, when there are some who do not profit from your teaching and you observe a reckless spirit in them, turn to God with confidence.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 4.1)

M-093. You must constantly represent the needs of your disciples to Jesus Christ , explaining to him the difficulties you experience in guiding them.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 4.1)

M-094. In order to fulfill your responsibility with as much perfection and care as God requires of you, frequently give yourself to the Spirit of the Lord to act only under His influence and not through self-seeking. This Holy spirit then will fill your students with Himself, and they will be able to posse fully the Christian Spirit.
(Meditations for Time of Retreat # 3.2)

M-095. Since those who teach are but the voice of God, it is from God that their words must proceed to make him known to those whom they instruct.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 3.2)

M-096. Whenever you feel temper, do not cease praying until you have chased the evil spirit form you.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 36.3)

M-097. When you experience difficulty in practicing virtue, you should endeavor to regain it by prayer.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 36.1)

M-098. Is your faith such as to enable you to touch the hearts of your students and to inspire them with the Christian Spirit?
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 139.3)

M-099. Do not be content with reading or learning from men that you have to teach others. Pray that God may so impress the truth upon your mind that you may never consider yourself anything but as St. Paul says:"Christ’s servant and stewards of God’s mysteries" (Cor.4.1)
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 3.2)

M-100. We learn to speak to God only by listening to his voice, for the art of conversing with Him can only be taught by God himself.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 64.2)

M-101. Realize that the better you apply yourself to prayer the better… you will be able to communicate what is necessary to others.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 95.1)

M-102. In all we undertake we should begin by prayer to ask God the light and grace necessary to secure our success in this holy ministry. For we can achieve success only insofar as he helps us and the Holy Spirit directs us.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 107.1)

M-103. The more ardently you apply yourself to prayer for the good of the souls confided to you, the more facility God will grant you for touching them.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 148.2)

M-104. You must regard your students’ piety, and not what may be agreeable or otherwise in their external appearance.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 157.3)

M-105. By your mission you are required to labor against the evil inclinations of your students… it is not by mere natural knowledge that you will achieve the required result, but the Spirit of God and the assistance of his grace which you will obtain through prayer.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 161.2)

M-106. Rest assured that you will know the sacred Scriptures better by meditating on them than by learning them by heart.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 170.2)

M-107. You have two kinds of students to instruct: those who are idlers and inclined to evil, and those who are good or at least tend towards good. Pray for both.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 186.2)

M-108. The more you speak of Jesus and what relates to Him, the more you will come to know and relish what is good, and the holy truths He has taught us.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 30.3)

M-109. You will contribute to the good of your country by teaching your students to read and write and all that pertains to your functions. But you must join prayer to your exterior effort. For failing this, your action will have little effect.
(Meditations for Sundays and Feasts # 171.2)