Joe Paprocki’s 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness Webinar

I want to let you know about a free webinar from Joe Paprocki coming up on Tuesday, April 24.

It’s for his new book  7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness.

This book is like preventative medicine for the soul.

We all know the things we’re supposed to do to stay physically healthy like eating right, exercising regularly (I’m talking to myself), and taking vitamins.

But how much do we know about staying spiritually healthy?

The keys to spiritual wellness

Your soul can get spiritually sick and die as well.

Joe’s new book focuses on the root causes of spiritual sickness. Each chapter identifies a specific threat to the health of our souls and offers strategies for beating that virus.

Paprocki’s keys to spiritual wellness are:

  1. Seeing Yourself as You Really Are
  2. Actively Seeking the Good of Others
  3. Thinking Before Acting
  4. Holding on Loosely
  5. Recognizing and Setting Limits
  6. Channeling, Not Repressing, Your Desires
  7. Unleashing Your Imagination

Catechist spirituality is essential

Spirituality is one of the significant pieces to successful catechesis. It’s so important and so often neglected.

Let’s face it–we’re all really busy and a prayer life takes time and effort. Sometimes, most times, working on your spiritual life is the corner that most catechists cut in order to get the work done.

I’m guilty of this too and it’s definitely a mistake. People are converted and truly take hold of the Faith largely because of the holiness of the minister. The Saints say this all the time, and their lives are a testimony to this truth.

This is because God is the one who makes a ministry fruitful. The Holy Spirit enlightens minds to the truths of the Faith. The catechist or minister is merely the instrument. Yes, they have to be as good at the craft as they possibly can, but in the end, it’s God who multiplies the harvest. It’s our work to be the instrument and cooperate with his work.


So, if you want to be a catechist,  you need to be spiritually strong and healthy. You need to have a vibrant spiritual life.

It’s one of the most important elements of your preparation for class. Just as important as your lesson plan. Maybe even more because at the end of your life, it won’t matter so much that you taught some kids, but that you did it for love of Jesus and grew in faith while doing it.

Go sign up!

Check out Joe’s post on the webinar. There’s a sign-up link there, as well as a promo code for a discount on the book and bulk pricing.

See you there!


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  1. Marc,

    I think one of the reasons today so many are not practicing the faith or not continuing to practice it once they leave the home is that there is an great absence of the pursuit of holiness. Catechists throughout this country sacrifice much to teach students and pass on the faith but with such hectic lives they often struggle to know how to draw them into a deeper interior life through their catechesis (often because they don’t have an active interior life or at least one that is very deep).
    Holiness must be developed from an intentional fostering of an interior life and today we practice lots of great exterior acts of love and good works but without the necessary depth that comes from a soul that serves from a deep well of interior grace and relationship with God. I’m guilty myself, but the more I reflect on the interior life the greater understanding I have regarding the vital necessity of fostering an interior life.

    • Marc Cardaronella says:

      Thanks for commenting William.

      I think you’re so right. There’s really a lack of knowledge among most Catholics on what Catholic spirituality is all about and how to practice it beyond the basic prayers and frequenting the sacraments. The sacraments are the bedrock of the Faith that’s true. The Church has done a very good job of instilling that (maybe drilling that) into our minds. However, it goes far beyond that. And, in order to get the most benefit from the sacraments, there’s a lot of other spiritual work that should be done.

      I think you’re right also in that, if catechists had a deeper interior life in general, they would be able to pass along the fruits of that to their students and that would foster a greater awareness and love of spirituality.

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