Deepening the Prayer Lives of Teachers: Living a Holy and Holistic Life

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Bastianoni, Josephine
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
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.