This summer we’ve explored six characteristics of the Spirituality of the Catechist in our online retreat. Thank you for your participation and commitment to deepening your own spirituality. Some of you participated silently and others shared openly, and together we share a bond that has brought us here to strengthen one another on this catechetical journey.
The retreat posts will remain available for your continued reflection. Feel free to invite others you know in faith formation ministry to begin the retreat at any time. If you missed any of the posts, they are all available here.
Retreat Posts by Joe Paprocki
These posts introduce the themes and provide reflection questions, spiritual exercises, and recommended reading suggestions.
Overview of Our Online Retreat and Introductions
An Openness to God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)
An Openness to the Church
An Openness to the World
A Coherence and Authenticity of Life
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thank you to the catechetical leaders who shared reflection posts on the themes of our retreat.
The Six Characteristics of the Spirituality of the Catechist by Julianne Stanz
Don’t Chase God; Be Caught Instead by Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy
Openness to the Church by F. DeKarlos Blackmon
Solidarity and an Openness to the World by John Gonzalez
A Recipe for Success: Coherence and Authenticity of Life by Jayne Ragasa-Mondoy
Missionary Zeal by Patrice Spirou
The Magnificat and Devotion to Our Lady by John Gonzalez
This retreat was brought to you by Loyola Press as part of our ongoing commitment to nurturing the spiritual life of catechists both online and with valuable resources throughout our catechist guides.