St Malachy's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Our mission at St Malachy's is to provide an enriching, high quality education, where we learn, love and grow with Christ at the centre, so that each individual feels nurtured and can achieve their full potential.

Catholic Virtues & SAINTS

Each class has been assigned a Catholic Virtue and a Patron Saint


 Our Class Saint is: St Cecilia

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Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord".

Our Class Virtue is Charity

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Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.


Our Class Saint is: St Francis

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Saint Francis of Assisi, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land

Our Class Virtue is: Faith

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Faith, the first of the three theological virtues, allows us to grasp the truth of divine revelation.  



Our Class Saint is: St Bernadette

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Bernadette Soubirous was the firstborn daughter of a miller from Lourdes (Lorda in Occitan), France, and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.

Our Class Virtue is: Prudence

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Although prudence itself does not perform any actions, and is concerned solely with knowledge, all virtues had to be regulated by it. Distinguishing when acts are courageous, as opposed to reckless or cowardly, is an act of prudence, and for this reason it is classified as a cardinal (pivotal) virtue.


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 The Seven Heavenly Virtues:        FaithHopeCharityFortitudeJustice,  Temperance,  Prudence.

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A patron saint is a saint who in Roman Catholicism is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person.


Our Class Saint is: St Theresa

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Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.  Born 26th August 1910 - Died 5th September 1997 (aged 87). n 1950 Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which had over 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries in 2012. 

Our Class Virtue is:  Fortitude

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Fortitude and determination a type of natural virtue. one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature. braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness. a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear.



Our Class Saint is: St Aidan

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Aidan of Lindisfarne Irish: Naomh Aodhán (died 31 August 651) was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. 

Our Class Virtue is: Temperance

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Temperance is a major Athenian virtue, as advocated by Plato; self-restraint (sôphrosune) is one of his four core virtues of the ideal city, and echoed by Aristotle. According to Aristotle, "temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures".


Our Class Saint is: Mary Our Lady

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Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus. 

Our Class Virtue is Charity

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Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.



Our Class Saint is: St Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers, and students in various cities and countries around Europe. His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints, and his legendary habit of secret gift-giving gave rise to the traditional model of Santa Claus. 

Our Class Virtue is: Hope

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Hope is one of the three theological virtues in Christian tradition. Hope being a combination of the desire for something and expectation of receiving.


Our Class Saint is: St Maximmilian Kolbe

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Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe OFM Conv. was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II


Our Class Virtue is: Justice

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One of the four cardinal virtues in classical European philosophy and Roman Catholicism. It is the moderation or mean between selfishness and selflessness – between having more and having less than one's fair share.