We honour Mary for her YES to God's invitation to become the Mother of our Saviour.
We honour Mary for accepting the great sufferings foretold by Simeon at the Presentation at the Temple: "and a sword will pierce through your own soul also.
We honour Mary because her womb became the first tabernacle in which the Father enclosed His Word.
We honour Mary for bearing, mothering, and preparing Jesus for His role as our Redeemer.
We honour Mary for her real and cooperative participation in the Redemption which was the work of her Son.
We honour Mary for being the model of discipleship for us, showing us what it means and what it costs to follow Jesus.
In "Qualities Honours Students Look for in Faculty and Courses, Revisited," she and Offringa conclude from the surveys that honors students in the Netherlands, to a greater degree than their non-honors peers, seek not only academic competence but individual freedom combined with a sense of community.
In "The Reflective Professional Honours Programme of the Dutch Saxion Universities," Trijntje van Dijk describes the six characteristics that define the successful graduate of the honors program for professional students at the Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
Looping up Professional Reflection in Honours Programmes" is a companion piece to Trijntje van Dijk's essay on "The Reflective Professional Honours Programme.
Although the body of knowledge is increasing, our insight into effective honours programmes has not developed at the same pace as has the number of honours programmes.
Honours programmes are now widely offered to talented students in the Netherlands with the assumption that those talented students will be broadly alike.
The reasons for designing honours programmes and offering this special education may be diverse.
Do honours students assess teachers and courses differently than do non-honours students?
What are characteristics of honours students and how do they value teachers and courses?