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Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, Ph.D., explores the pre-tirement trend and the advantages of identifying your “encore ministry” in the service of healthy aging.
Priests, religious and lay ministers ages 65 to 80+ are discovering the value of reimagining the stage of life between traditional full-time ministry and retirement, also known as “pre-tirement.” Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, Ph.D., explores the growing trend of pre-tirement and the advantages of identifying your “encore ministry” in the service of healthy, successful aging.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
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Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., presents new research on the causes of ministry burnout.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., provides a multi-factored definition of sexual identity and explores how our sexual history and values influence how we identify ourselves as sexual people.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D. addresses what sexual integrity and sexual integration look like in the context of a commitment to chaste celibacy.
Rev. Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, D.Min., examines what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about celibate chastity and applies it to our understanding of human freedom and healthy sexual integration.
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