Teaching as Ministry, on the basis of Considerations of Saint Thomas Aquinas

The paper emphasizes that the acts of charity are intrinsic to the nature of the process of teaching and learning. The act of education is a unique connection of contemplative and active life. The act of education frees the evil from the man who experiences it. This evil –explained St. Thomas– is ignorance, lack of knowledge and understanding of the truth. Every person has the right to education because it is his natural and necessary good, by which he improves his personal life.

Teacher’s work appears as a very important and responsible occupation; the acquisition of knowledge about reality and its transmission.