Formation in the faith for many Catholics seems to come to a halt in the teenage years after the Sacrament of Confirmation. With the Church facing a “change of era” in a post-Covid world, now is the time for Catholics of all ages to rediscover how to grow in faith, drawing on the rich resources and traditions of the Church.
Formation of the Heart is an ideal resource for individuals who are seeking to grow in the faith using the practical resources of the Christian tradition and offers guidance for groups in schools or parishes who are engaged in formation programs.
Raymond Friel was born in Scotland and, after graduating from Glasgow University, has spent most of his professional life in England. He started teaching in London in 1990 and was a head teacher in Catholic secondary schools from 2002 until 2016. In that time, he was a national leader of education and supported other schools as well as his own. He is currently CEO of Plymouth CAST, a multi-academy trust of thirty-six Catholic schools. He is also a literary editor, poet, and author of numerous books on Catholic education, including How to Survive in Leadership in a Catholic School.