Free Toolkit for Ministers and Parents: Helping Students Discern Their Gifts

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Apr 15, 2020 2:31:31 PM

To engage young people in reflection on their own gifts, the McGrath Institute developed Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts: A Toolkit for Faith Formation as an activity for the McGrath presence at the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2017. Through an interactive questionnaire, young people name the qualities that they identify with, then learn more about twelve saints who embodied these qualities. The resource also provides directions for a keychain activity where young people can create a tangible reminder of the insights gained through participating in this activity. 

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Topics: discipleship, discernment, youth ministry, COVID-19 Resources

Cultivating docility, a lesson from Our Lady of Good Counsel

Posted by Theresa Smart on Apr 26, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Yesterday’s post discussed the human need for counsel on the path to heaven, an important point for today’s feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. It is the virtue of docility, or “teachableness,” that opens our hearts and minds to receive counsel from prudent friends, mentors and teachers who are also seeking holiness.

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Topics: discipleship, prayer, Mary, saints, virtue, discernment

Cultivating docility, a virtue for life's decisions

Posted by Theresa Smart on Apr 25, 2019 7:04:00 AM

 

It is not good for man to be alone (Gen. 2:18).

The ol’ rugged individualism used to be a mark of American pride, but our culture is discovering the folly of self-reliance.

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Topics: discipleship, virtue, friendship, discernment

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