A Pastoral Series that offers an in-depth yet accessible understanding of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for adults, both those active in pastoral ministry and those preparing for ministry. The series helps readers explore the Catholic tradition and apply what they have learned to their lives and ministry situations. Includes study questions and suggestions for further reading.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 80 Vendor: Loyola Press Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0829417249 ISBN-13: 9780829417241 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Series:Catholic Basics
Many people today are asking the "meaning-making" questions. We want our lives to have meaning. We want to know how our faith informs our work life, how our family life enhances our spirituality, and how we can feel less fragmented and more whole. These are the spiritual questions of life. They are wisdom-seeking invitations stirring within the depths of our souls. These are the hungers that theological reflection can help feed. This book offers an understanding of theological reflectiona model and a method. It will not only illustrate how readers may use theological reflection in their own spiritual development but will also show how to facilitate the process with others. From the introduction
In Theological Reflection: Connecting Faith and Life, principles of theological reflection are presented to help the believer connect faith teaching and life. Catholic Basics: A Pastoral Ministry Series offers an in-depth yet accessible understanding of the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for adults, both those active in pastoral ministry and those preparing for ministry. The series helps readers explore the Catholic tradition and apply what they have learned to their lives and ministry situations. Includes study questions and suggestions for further reading.
Joye Gros, OP, holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary of the Lake University and a Master's in Religious Education from Seattle University. Her ministerial experience includes elementary education and service as director of religious education, and pastoral associate. Joye has both directed and trained directors and catechists for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Since 1992, she has served as an educational asssociate for Development in Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago. She developed training programs for ministers of care, bereavement ministers, and catechists. Joye taught in the Diocese of Joliet Pastoral Leadership Program and facilitated the formation component of the Institute for Spiritual Companionship. She devotes high interest and energy to ministry formation, group facilitation, retreats, and days of reflection. Joye is a Dominican Sister of St. Catharine, Kentucky, and presently serves on her community's governing board.