“A Christian education … has as its principal purpose this goal: that the baptized, while they are gradually introduced to the knowledge of the mystery of salvation, become ever more aware of the gift of faith they have received and that they learn in addition how to worship God the Father … especially in liturgical action and be conformed in their personal lives according to the new man created in justice and holiness of truth; … also that they develop … to the mature measure of the fullness of Christ … and strive for the growth of the Mystical Body; … that they are aware of their calling, they learn not only how to bear witness to the hope that is in them … but also how to help in the Christian formation of the world that takes place when natural powers viewed in the full consideration of man redeemed by Christ contribute to the good of the whole society …” Excerpts from a Declaration on Christian Education, "Gravissimum Educationis," proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Paul VI