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A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student

A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student

Author: Ann M. Garrido

Price: $17.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-179-4

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 1, 2008

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In this touching, pioneering book on field education for Catholic ministry, Dr. Ann Garrido of the Aquinas Institute of Theology, masterfully incorporates the mandates defined in all the essential Church documents on formation for ministry. It is an indispensable guide for field education supervisors working with students in Catholic seminaries, graduate schools, college or university-based certificate programs, and diocesan ministry formation programs. A necessity for busy supervisors and the students with whom they work.



"Wonderful! Clearly born of personal experience and deep reflection, this rich compendium of practical strategies is also an invitation to experience supervision itself as a ministry and a context of spiritual growth."

Zeni V. Fox, PhD, Professor of Pastoral Theology
Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University

"Rescues field education."

"This book rescues field education from being random 'practical' experience, showing how it forms vocational identity and ministerial competence. Supervisors will find it practical even as it makes clear the vital role they play. It will benefit faculty by situating field education within theological learning—not on its periphery."

Victor Klimoski, PhD, Director of Conversatio
Lifelong Learning Program, St. John's School of Theology, Collegeville

"An excellent introduction."

"Ann Garrido has written an excellent introduction to ministerial supervision that should be a welcomed resource for seminarians, lay ecclesial ministers, program directors, and most especially on-site supervisors. She has done an excellent job of weaving together the best practices in the field and knitting them together into a coherent whole. Her work honors the call to priesthood, religious life, and the lay vocation, recognizes the realities of supervisors and students alike, and provides a realistic vision for the role of ministry placements in pastoral formation. Most importantly, Garrido has addressed the vital, and underserved, role of the field education supervisor who is key to a fruitful and faithful pastoral field experience."

Donald R. McCrabb, D. Min., Chairperson
Catholic Association of Theological Field Education (2006–2008)

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