Saint Remy Initiative resources


  • Fr. Michael Fish on Prayer (YouTube): Fr. Michael Fish is Camadolese monk and a member of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur California. He has been given permission by his community to explore solitude and the way of the hermit in greater depth. Although he returns to the Hermitage regularly, he currently lives in a little hermitage on the Central Coast of California. Solitude is only part of his calling and he offers retreats, talks and spiritual direction to religious, parochial and lay communities. Fr. Fish visited the Saint Remy mid-year retreat and inspired Catholic school educators with stories of early Celtic spirituality and his presentation: “Listening to the Heart of God”.
  • Leadership: It's Not a One (Wo)Man Job! (pptx)NCEA 2017 Presentation by Toni Moore, Ph.D., from the University of Dayton. What if every Catholic school possessed the untapped potential to ignite passion and hope for the mission of Catholic education? Shared leadership is one key to uncovering that potential.  This interactive session will engage the basic elements of shared leadership as a basis for discussing ways educators can spread leadership opportunities across their organizations. Shared leadership also provides an effective approach to training emerging leaders. Participants will explore the benefits and practical implications of shared leadership for both individuals and teams.
  • How Do You Use Power With Grace in Building Community (YouTube): Peter Block is an author and consultant from Cincinnati. His work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the recognition of community. Of several bestselling books, his most widely known is Flawless Consulting: Guide to Getting your Expertise Used, named as the most influential book in the last century by Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Organizational Development Network (ODNet). Block visited Saint Remy in 2015 to share his knowledge and to enliven Catholic school teachers and principals to think about education, and the way they lead, in a different way.
  • The Intersection of Leadership: Formation and Skills for Catholic School Leaders Presentation (pdf): Presentation by David A. Dolph, Ph.D. and Toni Moore, Ph.D., both from the University of Dayton.



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