The Library as a Means of Culture in Secondary Schools

Edith Conran, Fordham University


It has been well said of St. Ignatius of Antioch that when Our Blessed Lord took him into His arms as a little child, He first pressed him to His Sacred Heart, then set him down «educated. Contact with Life at its source had effected in one supreme moment the slow toil of years; for him the great problem of how to be educated had solved itself. Those of us who come after have found that struggle towards that more abundant life both arduous and long. There have been times in the history of the race when it looked as if men could not reach the goal; when the confusion arising from this second Babel seemed to cry aloud for a punishment like unto the first. Yet through all the clamor and strife of tongues, one question has ever risen insistent and paramount - "how shall we reach the larger life He promised when He came? Whom shall we try to educate, and how, and when, and where?"

Subject Area

Secondary education|Religious education

Recommended Citation

Conran, Edith, "The Library as a Means of Culture in Secondary Schools" (1923). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI29336638.