About five years ago, Catholic theologian, Matthew Kelly wrote the acclaimed, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, spelling out what the Church (made up of you and I!) needed to DO to be more dynamic, to BE RELEVANT in a world that is becoming more and more godless. According to Kelly those four signs were:
The sad truth, Kelly contends, is that only 7% of Catholics are dynamic, only 7% of Catholics are consistently, routinely praying, studying the faith, being generous on a daily basis and evangelizing. And because of this fact…..the world is suffering. Jesus Christ is NOT being given to the world by the numbers needed; too many Christians are just not willing to die to themselves for the glory of God. Kelly explains the future of Catholicism requires all of us to rethink how to get Christ to the world:
“It is essential to the future of Catholicism that we come to the realization that the thinking that got us here will probably not transform the Church in our time into a dynamic and relevant institution. If the Church is to become vibrant again it is of vital importance that we begin thinking on a whole new level” (p. 197).
Dynamic Catholic teachers
Dynamic Catholic families
Dynamic Catholic religious
AND TEACH DYNAMICALLY!
Although we at Royalmont Academy are young, existing as a school for less than 20 years (as a high school for only 3!), and lack some of the resources that other Catholic schools have, we have (according to Matthew Kelly) what matters most. We have PEOPLE who are dynamically Catholic, believe in Christ and the mission of spreading Christ to a needy world. The Royalmont family is convicted and motivated to educate all young people in that love of God and most importantly to spread it to a world that desperately needs a cure. Just like Matthew Kelly, we believe that even if we can only add 1% to our ranks, what a difference we will see. So, we set out everyday to spread the truth----God is real and He loves us. And we work every day to know this truth better, every day
We are prayerful….sincerely seeking a relationship with our Lord and Maker---Jesus Christ--daily!
We are studious…sincerely seeking a better understanding of our Lord and Maker---Jesus Christ--daily!
We are generous….sincerely giving everything they own for our Lord and Maker---Jesus Christ--daily!
We are evangelizers..sincerely spreading & sharing the love of our Lord and Maker---Jesus Christ--daily!