Securing the future of live-in retreats in Australian Catholic secondary schools: Part 2 psychological and spiritual issues related to the nature, purposes and conduct of retreats
Tullio, Rachele and Rossiter, Graham. (2010). Securing the future of live-in retreats in Australian Catholic secondary schools: Part 2 psychological and spiritual issues related to the nature, purposes and conduct of retreats. Journal of Religious Education. 58(2), pp. 65 - 74.
|Authors||Tullio, Rachele and Rossiter, Graham|
This is the second of two articles reporting the conclusions drawn from a doctoral research study on teachers’ understandings of the nature, purposes and conduct of live-in retreats for senior secondary students in Catholic schools (Tullio, 2009; Tullio & Rossiter, 2009). It discusses critical issues for the future of retreats, in both theory and practice, referenced to the psychological and spiritual issues raised by the sample of teachers in the study. Of special significance is the personal and community dimension, and how this in turn underpins the potential of retreats to enhance young people’s spirituality and personal faith. While the extent to which these issues are pertinent to Catholic school retreats across the country is yet to be determined, and while there will remain different estimates of retreats depending on the perspective taken on youth spirituality, the article should contribute as a stimulus to ongoing debate and research on school retreats.
|Journal||Journal of Religious Education|
|Journal citation||58 (2), pp. 65 - 74|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||65 - 74|
|Research Group||School of Education|
|Place of publication||Australia|
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