from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who catechizes, especially one who instructs catechumens in preparation for admission into a Christian church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who practices catechesis, i.e., catechizes catechumens; a teacher who instructs students in the doctrines of a particular Christian denomination typically in preparation for confirmation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who instructs orally, or by question and answer; a catechizer; specifically, one appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)
"See, it says here that being a catechist is a vocation that requires careful discernment.
Sadly, I have heard a catechist instruct a group to stick their tongue out like a frog; it then became a joke among them.
As a young person, I was beat up on a daily basis in middle school and high school; I was denied the right to start a gay-straight alliance in a public high school; and my ability to effectively serve as a catechist for the Archdiocese was questioned by those who felt my sexuality served as an "impediment."
The underlying thesis and conviction of this small book, then, is that the Catechism of the Catholic Church not only offers us a new, definitive account for our time of the contents of the Catholic Faith; its value for the catechist lies more broadly in the pedagogy that informs every page.
Over the years, she also volunteered as a docent and librarian for the Washington National Opera; an information specialist and docent at the National Gallery of Art; an information specialist at the Smithsonian Institution; and a catechist for children at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in College Park.
Simon was raised as a Catholic, and after his father died while Simon was still a boy local priests paid for him to be trained as a catechist.
After he buried his wife the doctors told Raymond that she had a problem with her heart, that part of it was rotted, but when I asked the catechist whether he believed his wife had been killed by witchcraft he replied, “Oh, absolutely, one hundred percent.”
The detainees confessed to the soldiers who were trained for a month in Guatemala, after being recommended by a catechist of the diocese of San Cristobal, El Comandante Uerco, techniques for arming, disarming and kaibiles survival.
For Alan..great Catholic evangelist, catechist, inspiration & Wow!
Catholicmomof10militant: For Alan..great Catholic evangelist, catechist, inspiration & Wow!