House of Bread

Every fall, at the beginning of my undergraduate course “Exploring Catholicism,” I ask students to compose a religious self-portrait. I invite them to consider their sense of God, their experience of liturgy, and their present faith stance. I assure them that what they write will not be graded.

The purpose of the exercise is to allow me to gain some understanding of who they are and the perspectives they bring to the course. The...

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Rev. Robert P. Imbelli, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, is an associate professor of theology at Boston College.