LIVING OUT YOUR FAITH
Instructor: Mrs. Bernadette Naro
Have you ever felt called to take your knowledge about scripture or your commitment to your faith and put it into action? Have you ever wondered how to take your faith beyond words on a page, or lessons on a Sunday, and turn it into a lived experience? The Gospel of John Chapter 1 tells us that "the word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." This seemingly simple sentence deeply informs our Catholic faith, reminding us that our faith is meant to be embodied. This course will provide an opportunity to lean in to God's call in your life, and to examine how to live it fully in the world.
Session 1: This session provides the scriptural basis and an overview of Catholic Social Teaching as a tool for considering how God is asking us to live out our faith in the world. Participants will also begin to examine the lives of faithful people who have answered this call to action.
Session 2: Participants will have an opportunity to begin to envision where in their own lives they can find places to apply their faith. We will examine social issues that are ongoing in our world and how we engage with them faithfully.
Session 3: Participants will develop personal action plans to engage relevant issues in the world, drawing on scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, examples of faithful followers of Christ, and their own passions.
Bernadette Naro, M.Div, grew up in a Catholic Worker Community, experiencing God's call to hospitality and aiming to live out Matthew 25, and the corporal works of mercy. She has been a faith- based teacher, minister, and organizer for all her life, focusing on empowering youth to build the Kingdom of God. She has taught in Catholic schools around Atlanta and was a Woodruff Fellow at Candler School of Theology where she studied from 2013-2016. Today she is proud to be a part of the Campus Ministry department at Marist where she facilitates the Peer Leader Program, as well as working with Student Council and the Share the Journey Campaign.
Marist School’s Alumni Engagement program, which is a key part of the Office for Institutional Advancement, focuses on building, maintaining, and strengthening relationships with the school’s 10,000 alumni as well as with the growing body of parents of alumni. Various alumni initiatives, events, awards, and publications are aimed at fostering relationships that bind the school and alumni in a sense of common purpose and advance the school’s mission and goals.