Grace Notes for October 5


Two weeks ago, I participated in the annual Christ in the Classroom
Leadership Retreat along with 75 principals. Superintendent Nicholas Ford
and his Office of Catholic Schools’ team organized the 2-day event at the
beautiful Seabeck Conference Center. How wonderful it is that a retreat on
prayer is part of my job!

The retreat was led by Sister Kate O’Leary, a Franciscan of the Eucharist
of Chicago. She serves families on the West Side of Chicago (just 2 miles west
of where I lived for many years).

The first session was Orientation to the Life of Prayer. We reflected on
three questions:

1. How have your relationships formed you?
2. Who are some people that you see as Christ figures in your life?
3. How are you called to be a Christ figure for others?

The other three sessions included How to Pray, Adoration and
Cultivating Hearts of Prayer.

This Friday, I will lead the same retreat with our teachers. After each
session, we will make an Action Plan of how to incorporate our learning into
our school culture and curriculum.

With joy,

Susan Kilbane

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