This pastoral project, “Deepening the Prayer Lives Of Teachers: Living a Holy and
Holistic Life,” was inspired by the belief that prayer and solitude are essential to the ministry of
Catholic educators and that teachers’ lives and work are most fruitful when they live both holy
and holistically lives in community. Jesus modeled this healthy balance in his teaching ministry
daily. “His reputation spread more and more and great crowds gathered to hear him and be cured
of their maladies. He often retired to deserted places and prayed” (Luke 5:15-16). Jesus
understood the need to be in community and the need to keep himself centered in his God. We
can learn from our Redeemer.