Mentoring Within a Family
Speaking of faith formation within the family, the General Directory for Catechesis states: “It is, indeed, a Christian education more witnessed to than taught, more occasional than systematic, more ongoing and daily than structured into periods” (255). Our handing on of the faith to our children, and our helping them become the persons God created them to be, occurs not only through what we say to them or do, but also through how we live — how we, ourselves, witness to the virtues and values we try to instill in them, and how we communicate the love of God, their heavenly Father. This workshop speaks especially to parents and those who may one day live out the beautiful vocation to parenthood, as it explores what mentoring is, and how it is lived out in the daily lives of mothers and fathers, and even among siblings, within the context of the family. This workshop's creation was made possible through a generous grant by the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.