Preparing for a Year of Faith – Online Retreat and Webinar!

As you know by now, we will be celebrating a Year of Faith beginning this October, 2012, through November, 2013. I’m happy to announce that I will be offering 2 very important opportunities to prepare for the Year of Faith in the coming months. Online Summer Retreat: Preparing for a Year of Faith – Beginning Monday, July 30, 2012 (on the eve of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola!), I will be offering an […]

The Online Catechist’s Retreat that Never Ends!

Many of you may recall that last summer, I hosted an online retreat for catechists that was very well received. While the retreat was “live,” we interacted with one another, leaving comments galore and engaging in some robust conversations. Since that time, some folks have found the retreat archived here on my blog and have begun participating at their own pace. Luckily, I am notified that they have joined in and can offer a personal […]

Bookmark the Online Retreat for Catechists to Use During the Year

During June and July, many catechists from all over the world participated in on online retreat here at Catechist’s Journey, focusing on the spirituality of the catechist. I’ve been getting some inquiries from people about whether or not they can participate in the retreat during the upcoming catechetical year. The answer is CERTAINLY! Of course there won’t be as much interaction as there was when the retreat was “live” but all of the content is still […]

As Our Online Retreat Wraps Up: THANK YOU!

As our online retreat for catechists winds down, I’d like to take this opportunity to send out a great big THANK YOU to all of you who participated and made it such a success! Over these past 7 weeks, we have formed an online community of catechists, dedicated to deepening our spirituality so that we may follow Jesus more closely and invite others to do the same. While it is a “virtual” community, it is […]

Online Retreat for Catechists – Week 7: Devotion to Mary

Welcome to the 7th and final week of our online retreat focusing on the spirituality of the catechist. Last week, we looked at the characteristic of missionary zeal. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful and inspiring comments! This week, we focus on the 6th aspect of our spirituality: devotion to Mary. If you’re just joining us, you can go back and “catch up” and then come back to jump in to week seven. […]

Online Retreat for Catechists – Week 6: Missionary Zeal

Welcome to the 6th week of our online retreat focusing on the spirituality of the catechist. Last week, we looked at the characteristic of an authenticity and coherence of life. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful and inspiring comments! This week, we focus on the 6th aspect of our spirituality: missionary zeal. If you’re just joining us, you can go back and “catch up” and then come back to jump in to week […]

An Online Retreat for Catechists – Week 5: An Authenticity and Coherence of Life

Welcome to the 5th week of our online retreat focusing on the spirituality of the catechist. Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the unique openness that we catechists are called to incorporate into our spirituality: an openness to God, to the Church, and to the world. Thanks so much for all of your wonderful and inspiring comments! This week, we focus on the 4th aspect of our spirituality, what the Church refers to […]

Online Catechist's Retreat – Week 4: An Openness to the World

Welcome to Week 4 of our Online Catechist’s Retreat (The Spirituality of the Catechist) as we take a look at the third characteristic of our spirituality: An Openness to the World. Thanks so much for insights posted last week on the theme of our openness to the Church! It is so enjoyable and enriching to read your thoughts and to converse with you. If you’re just joining us, you can go back and “catch up” and then come […]

Week 3 Continues AND a Little Something About The Prince of Egypt

Comments for Week 3 of our online retreat for catechists are less numerous but no less profound than previous weeks. Thanks and keep them coming. Don’t forget that folks are taking vacation time so we can expect “voices” to come and go over the course of this online retreat. Also, some topics are easier to write about than others. You’re welcome at any time to share your thoughts, ask questions of me or of one […]

Online Catechist's Retreat – Week 3: An Openness to the Church

Welcome to Week 3 of our Online Catechist’s Retreat (The Spirituality of the Catechist) as we take a look at the second characteristic of our spirituality: An Openness to the Church. Thanks so much for insights posted last week on the theme of our openness to God! Your stories were very inspiring as we venture forth in this retreat. If you’re just joining us, you can go back and “catch up” and then come back to […]

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