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Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership Online:

Listening for God Across Ages, Stages, and Circumstances


June 1st - June 2nd 2020

IntroductionLeader • Schedule • Cost and RegistrationAttending Virtually •  More Information


Introduction

We might think of the Incarnation as resulting from divine listening. God did not become human in the abstract but in Jesus who lived and related to people in a particular time and in a particular place. In a sense, God set an example of needing first to listen in order then to engage people. We too need to learn to hear anew, to listen for God, to attend to God at work in our own lives, in unlikely people, and especially in difficult situations, such as that in which we all find ourselves right now. Such deep listening skills can then impact how we engage the people we work with in schools and parishes and so make us better leaders--both administratively and spiritually.

During the 2020 Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, attendees will 

  • Work with Becky Eldredge, a nationally recognized author with Loyola Press, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator;
  • Participate in a retreat on the art of sacred listening for God in our own lives, especially in this time of illness and fear;
  • Participate in a workshop on skills that flow from the art of sacred listening;
  • Gain insights into how to listen and communicate in difficult conversations.

This year's Summer Institute will take place online using Zoom over two consecutive mornings: Monday, June 1st, and Tuesday, June 2nd. While we won't be gathering to enjoy meals and snoballs together in person as we have in the past, we will still be able to experience each other's presence over virtual breakfasts and snoballs!

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Retreat and Workshop Leader

Photo of Becky EldredgeBecky Eldredge, M.P.S. 
    
Author of The Inner Chapel: Embracing the Promises of God (Loyola Press, 2020) and Busy Lives and Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Peace in Your Life Paperback (Loyola Press, 2017), Becky is a graduate of the Loyola Institute for Ministry and is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and author. With over 20 years of ministry experience, she leads both online and in-person retreats, offers spiritual directions, and guides people through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. She offers weekly reflections on her own website, as well as reflections on Loyola Press' Ignatian Spirituality blog, dotMagis. She is co-founder of the women's ministry, Women of the Well.

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Schedule

All times are US Central time. Download the schedule»

Monday

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Participants join Zoom to ensure their technology works, greet fellow attendees, and share a virtual breakfast 

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Prayer 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Retreat: Sacred Listening for God in Our Lives

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Conversation with Bill Smith from Becky's publisher, Loyola Press

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Zoom remains open for conversation and virtual snoballs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Participants join Zoom to greet fellow attendees and share a virtual breakfast

8:45 am - 9:00 am

Prayer

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop: Bringing the Gift of Sacred Listening and the Skills It Implies into Our Ministries and Relationships with Others

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Conversation with Bill Smith from Becky's publisher, Loyola Press

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Zoom remains open for conversation and virtual snoballs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Registration

The deadline for registration was Thursday, May 28th at 11:59 pm Central Time. Registration is now closed.

Questions regarding registration may be directed to Jennifer Shimek at lim@loyno.edu or 504-865-3443.

Attending Virtually

When you complete your registration online, you will provide us with your preferred email address. We will email you the information regarding how you may connect—via computer or phone—to the Zoom meeting.

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More Information

Credit is available from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for Parish and School Catechetical Leaders (SCL & PCL) and school principals. Please complete the attached form and follow the Archdiocese's submission guidelines. GO» 

All attendees who complete both days will receive an e-certificate attesting to their attendance.

For questions, contact Dr. Thomas Ryan at tfryan@loyno.edu or 504-865-2069

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The Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of New Orleans Offices of Catholic Schools and Religious Education, the Loyola Institute for Ministry, and Loyola Press