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Discovering Your Faith Story

discovering your faith story

Discovering Your Faith Story is an invitation for you to discover the ways that God has touched your life through your own personal history. Many of us are disposed to think that God intersecting in our lives is something unusual - a miraculous healing or a kind of supernatural energy that leaves us enraptured.  We imagine that religious experiences are something that happen to others - others who pray more often, live more morally, and are inspired by the Holy Spirit more often than we do. 

Yet all of us have religious experiences - moments of reflection, prayer, hope, intuition, decision, doubt, joy.  These moments are indications of God working in our ordinary lives.  More than just a talk, Discovering Your Faith Story is an exercise that invites you to look back at your life and see patterns, events, threads, and institutions that have composed your experiences of God and leads you to a greater awareness of God in daily life.

Short Talk

This presentation can be done as a shorter talk (60-90 mins) that walks participants through the exercise at a quicker pace and provides handouts for them to complete reflections on their own time.  Suggestions are given on how to apply the insights gained.

Retreat Day

This presentation can also be offered as a longer retreat experience (4-6 hours).  The first half of the day is spent on personal prayer and reflection. Participants are given time to discover the elements of their own faith journey and discuss insights gained in small groups/partners.  The second half of the retreat includes presentations and workshop time equipping participants to become more confident in sharing their faith story with others.

 

Great for:

  • Religious Education Parents
  • Confirmation Classes
  • RCIA Candidates & Sponsors
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Care Ministry Team Members
  • Catechist Inservice
  • Evangelization Team Training
  • and more!

Read what others have said...

 

  • "Speaker's conviction came through over and over!"

    There is so much more to learn and absorb - I want another session!  Kristin's conviction that the Theology of the Body is TRUTH was the best part of the day.  It came through over and over.

    Parishioner
    Wausau, WI

  • "Provided a lens through which to view my work in pediatrics"

    Wonderful speaker with an incredible depth of knowledge!  As a pediatrcian, I can see that our children have never been more socially, emotionally, and spiritually broken.  This seminar provided a good lens through which to view my day to day work.  It's easy to focus on the negative in my work, but this day gave me a place to start to help with healing.

    Pediatrician
    Eau Claire, WI

  • "Application to my work in the medical field"

    I loved that we used original source material and engaged with it.  Many of the topics and thoughts presented today helped me expand the application of the Theology of the Body into my work in the medical field.  It has certainly changed I will approach patient care.

    Medical Professional & NFP Speaker
    Diocese of LaCrosse, WI

  • "I wasn't planning to stay, but I couldn't leave!"

    I have been to many conferences and talks in the past 18 years as a DRE.  This was the BEST!  I have heard all the great speakers including Dr. Sri, Scott Hahn, and Jeff Cavins; Kristin is very much as good or better.  I wasn't planning to stay for the entire day.  I was going to help out with hospitality and then go do other work - but I couldn't leave!   Thank you!

    Director of Religious Education
    Diocese of LaCrosse

  • "Gave me the 'why' behind the Church's teachings"

    I loved learning more about the basics of the Theology of the Body!  I was expecting a more detailed teaching on chastity/respect of the body, but this presetntion was so much more meaningful because it gave me the "why" behind the Church's teachings.

    Religious Education Teacher & Parent
    Diocese of LaCrosse

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Additional Resources:

Discovering My Experience of God

Frank Desiano CSP and Kenneth Boyak CSP, Paulist Press, 2009.
(Kindle Edition)

Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus

Sherry A. Weddell, Our Sunday Visitor, 2012.

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us

United States Catholic Conference, 1999.
(Kindle Edition)

 

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