Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

What You'll Get with this Workshop

  • Access to live session and recording
  • Explore teaching strategies with a master teacher
  • Enjoy a dynamic presentation by a catechetical scholar
  • Classroom-ready lesson plans
  • Receive a professional development certificate

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Workshop Overview

This Virtual Workshop will focus on providing ways to help your students understand what it means to be poor in spirit and truly humble. We will explore this be examining the lives of the Saints, the Works of Mercy, and how God becoming man truly exemplifies this Participants will explore content as well as practical strategies to implement with their students. This workshop is for all K-12 Catholic school teachers, catechists, and catechetical leaders.  You can choose to join us live on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 3:00-5:00pm Eastern time or watch the recording on your own time. The live session will take place via Zoom. All those who purchase this Workshop prior to the live session will recieve the Zoom link via email the day before the event. 

Please note that PD hours will vary based on wether you choose to participate live or watch the recording. Live participation will be worth 2 hours and watching the recording will be worth 1.25 hours. The live sessions includes interactive virtual small groups that cannot be replicated through a recording.

Your Presenters


Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry.  Jose has led over 250 of our workshops in over 45 dioceses, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children.


John-Mark Miravalle is Professor of Systematic and Moral Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. John-Mark received his doctorate in theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He is director of the pre-theology program at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. He is the author of Why God? Why Jesus? Why the Catholic Church? and The Drug, the Soul, and God: A Catholic Moral Perspective on Antidepressants. He has publicly debated noted atheists on the topics of God’s existence, same-sex marriage, and theistic morality. He and his wife, Jessica, have four children.

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