The General Directory of Catechesis explains that “The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ.”
(General Directory of Catechesis n.80)
For catechists to fulfill this aim, they must tend their spirituality and develop an ever deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ.
The four tasks of the catechist
1) Teachers of the Good News,
2) Builders of Community,
3) Leaders of Prayer and
4) Inviters to Service.
The influences on our spirituality, characteristics of a Catholic spirituality, characteristics of spirituality for catechists, and prayer as the foundation of one’s spirituality.
Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Paragraph 2. ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD
The empty tomb
640 "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen."492 The first element we encounter in the framework of the Easter events is the empty tomb. In itself it is not a direct proof of Resurrection; the absence of Christ's body from the tomb could be explained otherwise.493 Nonetheless the empty tomb was still an essential sign for all. Its discovery by the disciples was the first step toward recognizing the very fact of the Resurrection. This was the case, first with the holy women, and then with Peter.494 The disciple "whom Jesus loved" affirmed that when he entered the empty tomb and discovered "the linen cloths lying there", "he saw and believed".495 This suggests that he realized from the empty tomb's condition that the absence of Jesus' body could not have been of human doing and that Jesus had not simply returned to earthly life as had been the case with Lazarus.496