Hearts for the Holy Spirit

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Today is the first meeting for the new retreat leadership organization I created at Sacred Heart Academy. I am so excited about this group. The students were nominated by teachers. They were looking for students who are kind, compassionate, and faith-filled (or at least interested in exploring it). They were asked to find those students who may not be in the spotlight, involved in everything around school. I am searching for those students who have the potential to become servant leaders.

The teachers were wonderful about nominating 66 caring young women. I emailed the nominations to the parents and students who were selected. The student had to complete a very reflective application to prove their interest. 31 applications were submitted. I read over each application with a smile on my face. These young women are authentic, compassionate, curious, happy to serve, and eager to be a part of another’s experience of faith. They were all accepted into the organization.

The retreat leadership organization was created to teach and cultivate leadership skills, presentation skills, the ability to have spiritual conversations on retreats as well as in everyday life settings, mindfulness, a deeper prayer life, and setting an example of a faith-filled teen in the community of Sacred Heart and Louisville, Kentucky.

While they help to facilitate retreats, I will be teaching them mindfulness, different types of prayer, how to be a mentor, and the four core values of St. Angela Merici; community, reverence, service, and leadership. They will be taught a different theme at each monthly meeting. I will be teaching again but like before there will be lots of interaction and collaboration. I want what they learn with me to translate to their every day lives.

I am so excited to create a group that will allow the Holy Spirit to work through these precious young women. Say a prayer that the Holy Spirit flows through this first meeting.


Copyright 2018 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is a mother of four children and is married to the love of her life, Aaron. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She teaches theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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