Back when dirt was young, I attended undergraduate college at Gonzaga University. I have to attribute my love for theology and the passing on of faith to our children (am a DRE for over 20 years now) to two of my professors–Fr. Armand Nigro and Fr. Vincent Beuzer. They provided a dynamic model of love and devotion and excellent instruction. God became alive and relevant. I changed my major to theology and education. What is more important in the lives of our children than to get to know and love their God who knows and loves them! If we are available for God to work through us, we are blessed through God’s love for his children. I love what I do!!
What’s your story? Our topic for this week is, “I owe it all to…” which means that we are sharing stories about our mentors. Who inspired and/or influenced you most in your role as a catechetical minister? Who do you try to emulate when you teach? What is/was so inspirational about this person’s approach to teaching that made you want to follow in his or her footsteps and become a catechist or DRE?
Share a brief story – just one or two paragraphs -describing your thoughts about someone who was a mentor for you. Then, return each day this week to read others’ stories and to comment on them if you wish. You can also go back and comment on stories from previous weeks or to add your own stories.
- Week One: How Did I Get Into This?
- Week Two: Kids Say/Do the Darndest Things
- Week Three: Touching the Sacred
- Week Four: Oopsies! I Goofed
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!