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Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - PART 1 - Leader Guide

Augustine Institute

This comprehensive guide makes it easy for any faithful Catholic to lead an effective study of Part 1 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, whether at home or in the parish.  


Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.

Walking leaders step-by-step through each Symbolon session, this guide equips leaders to facilitate with confidence and clarity. The guide provides opening and closing prayers, discussion questions, reflections for participants, and important background to help facilitators lead a session that is both engaging and theologically sound. Beautiful sacred art and quotes from the saints and the Scriptures help leaders make the Faith come alive for the participants in their study. 

Parishes and individuals are using Symbolon in many ways: men’s and women’s groups, Bible studies, RCIA, family ministry, parent formation during sacrament preparation, adult faith formation, and more! The Leader Guide is carefully crafted to help you inspire participants to give themselves more fully to the Lord in each session. 

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Blessed John Henry Newman was born in England in 1801. He spent his early adult life as an Anglican priest and academic. Involved in what was known as the Oxford Movement, a movement within Anglicanism that supported the return to some Catholic beliefs and liturgical reform, he later left the Church of England. He converted to Catholicism, was ordained a Catholic priest, and years later was made a cardinal. Newman was widely known as a powerful preacher before and after his conversion to Catholicism, and was an extremely prolific author, writing sermons, essays, poetry, hymns, and an autobiography. He died in 1890 and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.


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Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - PART 1 - Leader Kit

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - PART 1 - Leader Kit

Order by January 8 to get 20% off during our Christmas promotion!
 

Retail Price: 149.95 
Sale Price: 119.96 


This leader kit includes everything a leader would need to present Part 1 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained to a group. This package includes all ten episodes of Part 1 on five DVDs, one Leader Guide for each session, as well as one Participant Guide.


Click here for a sample of the Leader Guide.

Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.


In the ten episodes of Part 1 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, we journey through the core teachings of the Catholic Church with the goal of knowing the Faith. Join Dr. Edward Sri and his team of experts as they systematically walk through the story of salvation, traced out by the Catechism.

 

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - Complete Leader Kit

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - Complete Leader Kit

Order by January 8 to get 20% off during our Christmas promotion!
 

Retail Price: 299.95 
Sale Price: 239.96 


This complete package includes everything a leader would need to present Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained to a group. The complete package includes all twenty episodes on ten DVDs (in two parts), the Leader Guides for each session, as well as the Participant Guides. 


Click here for a sample of the Part 1 Leader Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Part 1 Study Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Part 2 Leader Guide.
Click here for a sample of the Part 2 Study Guide.