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Thursday, June 21
1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., offers strategies for cultivating the emotional and interpersonal skills needed to thrive in ministry.
Ministry life for priests and consecrated religious requires working in and living as part of a community. Many people find it challenging in daily ministry to be “a bridge and not an obstacle” (Pastores Dabo Vobis), as it requires a high level of emotional maturity and the ability to relate well to others, even under stress. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., offers strategies for cultivating the emotional and interpersonal skills needed to thrive in ministry.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
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