Joining the Dots Publication

Amalee Meehan, Faith Development Coordinator with CEIST has just published Joining the Dots: A Programme of Spiritual Reflection and Renewal for Educators (Veritas) on behalf of CEIST.

Emerging as a response from educators themselves, it provides them with an opportunity to bring their own spiritualities into conversation with the richness and wisdom of the Christian tradition.

Joining the Dots offers soul time – time and space for reflection and renewal in the busy and challenging work of education.

Endorsements for Joining the Dots

"Long ago, Plato said that the role of the teacher is to 'turn the soul' of students toward the true, good, and beautiful.' Joining the Dots is a great achievement – a very creative resource for educators in the changing, challenging work they do that will help them to nourish their own souls and inevitably, those of their students."

Thomas H. Groome, Prof. Theology and Religious Education, Boston College.

"We cannot overestimate the importance of teachers for the flourishing of our Church and our society. Joining the Dots is a wonderful and imaginative initiative to support all involved in education in the formation of the next generation in a faith that is lively and hopeful."

Timothy Radcliffe, OP,

"This book is very timely and very rich - it offers an opportunity to step outside the normal challenges of school and work, to those whose lives are spent in constant interaction with others and about others. It could facilitate a deep experience of the calling to be a Christian in community today. It could enrich and embolden those who take the journey. It could reinvigorate the tired, refresh the weary, open the eyes to joy and wonder. It is an opportunity to walk on the sacred ground of your life and other lives. Through grace each participant who volunteers for the journey will surely be led gently into a closer relationship with God."

Baroness Nuala O’Loan, DBE,

d) Our Christian faith teaches that God speaks to us. But how can we hear God’s word? Amalee Meehan’s work does just this; it helps us to tune in our minds and hearts in a deeper way. This is particularly important for teachers in Catholic schools. As educators, we need spiritual nourishment if we are ever to hear the same music that Jesus heard or to see in human existence the miracle that he saw.

Fr Michael Drumm, Chairperson of Catholic Schools Partnership.












Pictured above Amalee signs a copy of Joining the Dots for Laurie Spinozi, Ohio, at the RE Congress in Anaheim last weekend.