A four-session bible study for learning how to accompany others as Jesus did
Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has been speaking about how important it is for the church to accompany people through their challenges and struggles. This is more than just “being with” people. It entails deeply listening to them, supporting them, and helping them listen to how God is working in their lives. When we accompany others, we help them discern how God is leading them.
The purpose of this Bible study is not to explain Pope Francis’ approach to accompaniment, but to instead offer a process for learning more about accompaniment from Jesus’ example in the Gospels. This is a perfect follow-up to studying Bill Huebsch's The Art of Accompaniment.
- On the Road to Emmaus
- Accompanying Peter
- Accompanying Martha
- Accompanying Acquaintances
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The Pastoral Center
Arthur E. Zannoni is from Roseville, Minnesota (a suburb of the Twin Cities) and is an award winning freelance writer, Scripture scholar, teacher, theologian, workshop leader and consultant in the areas of biblical studies and Christian-Jewish relations. He taught on the faculty of the School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) from 1984-1991 and in the Murray Institute from 1991-1994. He helped establish, in 1985, along with Rabbi Max A Shapiro, the Center for Jewish Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas. He is a two-time recipient of the Uhrig Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and received the Temple Israel (Minneapolis) Interreligious Award for his work in promoting Catholic Jewish dialogue in the Twin Cities.
Zannoni, a prolific writer has published numerous articles in periodicals as well as editing two books and authoring four. He is a two-time recipient of awards for excellence in writing from the Catholic Press Association. He is an engaging speaker and a master teacher who combines the best of scholarship with humor and clear explanation. He is also the author of Journey through Advent, Journey through the Scrutinies, and The Gospel's Legacy: The Seven Last Words of Jesus, Spoken from the Cross.
The father of two married adult children, a nineteen year old son and a grandfather of five grandchildren, he and his wife Kathleen live near a lake in Minnesota.
Ann Naffziger has her MDiv from the Jesuit School of Theology and MA in Biblical Languages from the Graduate Theological Union, both in Berkeley. Ann has worked in a variety of parish roles, as well as serving as a hospital chaplain, spiritual director, scripture instructor, and lecturer at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. She has written articles in the field of spirituality and scripture for America, BustedHalo.com, Commonweal, The National Catholic Reporter, Spiritual Life: A Journal of Contemplative Spirituality, and other publications. She is also a Master Gardener and girls' softball coach.
Paul Canavese serves as director of The Pastoral Center (PastoralCenter.com), author, frequent conference speaker, and pastoral consultant. He has his MTS from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. He directs GrowingUpCatholic.com (focused on coaching parents) and GospelLiving.org ("intentional daily life Catholicism"). He has served in a wide range of parish ministries, most recently as a pastoral consultant at Corpus Christi Parish in Piedmont, CA. Paul also has 20 years of experience in software development and management with technology startups and social media. Along with his wife Ann, two daughters, and seven chickens, he lives in Alameda, CA, where they operate a mini-urban farm and looks for creative ways to build community in their neighborhood.