Online Retreat for Catechists – Week 2: An Openness to God

Welcome to Week 2 of our Online Catechist’s Retreat (The Spirituality of the Catechist) as we take a look at the first characteristic of our spirituality: An Openness to God. Thanks so much for the wonderful introductions posted last week as we began our retreat! Your stories were very inspiring and they helped to form a sense of community as we venture forth in this retreat. If you’re just joining us, you can go back […]

Thanks for the Inspiration – Looking Ahead to Week 2

Thanks so much to all of you for participating in this online retreat for catechist and for your inspirational introductions (133 as of today) ! And they’re still coming in! Keep ’em coming! You can jump in at any time! I’m amazed at the variety of our retreat group. Since the week began, we’ve averaged nearly 400 visitors each day, now from 26 countries! As of today, 319 people have viewed the introductory video. We’ve heard […]

Online Catechist's Retreat: Off to a Great Start!!!

We’re off to a great start with our Online Catechist’s Retreat on the Spirituality of the Catechist!!! Thank you to all of you who have joined in thus far. On the first day, our retreat was visited by 433 people from 13 countries! 129 people viewed the introductory video Over 40 of you posted personal introductions (comments), sharing information about yourself, your ministry, and your spirituality (I’ve read them all…so inspiring!). A growing number of […]

Welcome to the Online Retreat for Catechists: The Spirituality of the Catechist

Welcome to this “little getaway!” This Online Retreat for Catechists – The Spirituality of the Catechist – is an opportunity for those of us in the catechetical ministry to be renewed in spirit and to deepen our bonds with the Lord and with one another. There’s no need to register. There’s no fee. You’ve arrived at this virtual retreat house, so come on in and find out what it’s all about! Start by clicking on and […]

Online Catechist's Retreat: "See You" on Monday!

I’ll “see you” on Monday for the beginning of our Online Catechist’s Retreat: The Spirituality of the Catechist! Remember, no need to register and it’s free! Just meet me here on my blog, Catechist’s Journey, and “enter” the retreat. I’ll have a brief video welcome/overview, a post for you to read, and then an engaging opening activity for all of us to “get to know” one another! Have a great weekend and I’ll “see you” Monday!

5 Days Until Our Online Retreat for Catechists – Questions

Just 5 more days until we begin our Online Retreat for Catechists – The Spirituality of the Catechist – right here at Catechist’s Journey! I went over most of the particulars in my last post and have received such great feedback from so many people…thanks! Included, there have been 2 questions that have come up repeatedly, so permit me to address them here: Q: Do I need to register for the retreat? A: No…no need to […]

Online Retreat for Catechists: The Spirituality of the Catechist

Beginning on Monday, June 8, 2009, I invite you to join in an Online Retreat for Catechists that I will be hosting right here at Catechist’s Journey! This will be an opportunity for you to spend some time this summer, reflecting (at your own convenience and in the comfort of your own home) on the spirituality of the catechist. It will be an opportunity for you to share thoughts and join in online discussion with […]


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