This paper explores the personal and professional perceptions of twenty-two Catholic school educators in Western Australia who participated in a spiritual and faith formation program called Galilee. The paper initially outlines the background of the program followed by a review of the literature that focuses on five concepts: people are spiritual and religious beings; a desire to belong; the place of prayer; a journey of faith; and spiritual and faith formation. The research methodology is then provided. Specifically, the research was based on qualitative and quantitative data derived from an on-line survey. The results are reported in four sections. The first section concerns the personal impact of the Galilee program on participants. In particular, was the program valuable in developing a sense of confidence in participants’ own faith efficacy? The second section describes the professional impact the program had on participants’ confidence to promote spiritual and faith formation in their school communities. The third section reports on ways the program could be enhanced. The final section afforded participants an opportunity to make any further comments regarding the Galilee program.
Scharf, Margaret; Hackett, Chris; and Lavery, Shane
"Have you gone to Galilee? Spiritual and religious formation for Catholic school educators in Western Australia,"
eJournal of Catholic Education in Australasia: Vol. 4
, Article 1.
Available at: https://researchonline.nd.edu.au/ecea/vol4/iss1/1