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 […]

Receptive Spirituality: It’s Not About You!

I came across an online advertisement for life coaches that emphasized in big letters, “It’s about time you had someone focus entirely on you!”  The ad goes on to say that, “You will be the center of attention of your life coach because life coaching is all about you!” Talk about narcissism! We sometimes bring this approach to our spiritual lives. I’ve often reminded students and their parents, especially when preparing for the sacraments, that […]

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