Since their founding in 1850, the Sisters of Notre Dame have embraced religious faith formation and identity as part of their congregationrsquo;s ministry. They authored Christ Our Life to extend theirr commitment to pass on the Catholic faith and through this new edition continue to provide solid doctrine, scripture, and tradition-with Jesus as the heart of every lesson. The 2009 edition of Christ Our Life, grades 1ndash;8, offers the original spiral curriculum first developed in 1973-a model that others imitate because it insures that fundamentals of our faith are taught and reinforced at all grades. Students and teachers will benefit from the extensive teacher preparation and resources. Christ Our Life nurtures catechistsrsquo; own faith as they prepare their lessons using in-depth preparation pages that precede every lesson.