s a teacher of teachers, Saint John Baptist de La Salle spent much of his time encouraging the hearts of those who were working with young people. He devoted hours to checking in with them, concerned about their spiritual wellbeing. He recognized that the work of teaching is one of the most important in the Church. We at Saint Mary’s Press fully understand the importance of renewing energy and enthusiasm for this important ministry. It is what sustains us and can help us through any challenges and pressures we may face along the way. We know that it is helpful to be reminded what is at the heart of this ministry and why we got involved in the first place. Simply put, it’s important to be inspired! That’s why we created this magazine. We want to encourage your hearts as you continue this good and holy work. Through helpful articles, thoughtful reflections, and engaging activities ideas, our hope is that this magazine will become a tool of inspiration for you as you perform miracles by touching the hearts of those entrusted to your care! the mission of INSPIRE! INSPIRE! How’s your heart? 4 Inspire! Volume 1 / / Spring 2019