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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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Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

Full-color sacred art draws people into the beauty of the Catholic Faith. Quotes from Scripture, the saints and recent popes deepen their understanding of the Church’s teachings. Engaging discussion topics and reflections inspire participants to give their lives more to Christ and provide practical life application.

 

This is by far the Best DVD set I have purchased. The information in this set is second to none. It really educates you on the Catholic Religion. I highly recommend this set to anyone who is looking to deepen their faith or understand the Catholic Religion. I look forward to watching Symbolon part 2. Thank You Rick - Chicago, IL

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This guide for Part 2 of Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is the key for helping participants apply what they learn about their faith to their daily lives. 


Click here for a sample of the Study Guide.

Full-color sacred art draws people into the beauty of the Catholic Faith. Quotes from Scripture, the saints and recent popes deepen their understanding of the Church’s teachings. Engaging discussion topics and reflections inspire participants to give their lives more to Christ and provide practical life application. 

 

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained - PART 2 - Leader Guide

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This comprehensive guide makes it easy for any faithful Catholic to lead an effective study of Part 2 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 Leader 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 people in their study. 

 

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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


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• True joy
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“Daily meditation and prayer, much as one spends time with a friend, is an essential practice for any person who desires to have Jesus as an intimate companion. This wonderful selection of Newman’s meditations enables us to draw close to Christ as we await his Nativity each year, that he may recognize us when he returns in glory.”

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“Newman was a prolific and accomplished writer in many and varied genres, but I have always believed that his voice can best be heard through his sermons. Christopher Blum has captured that sweet voice by giving us a rich selection of Newman’s very best sermons for Advent and Christmas to accompany us through these graced seasons.”

– The Most Reverend James D. Conley, STL, Bishop of Lincoln

“These passages are superbly selected, showing that Newman’s is not simply a voice from the past, but one that speaks to the needs of faith in our day. And the peculiar quality of Newman’s voice is how easily he slips into the background to leave us thinking only of Christ, so that the heart of Christ speaks to our hearts through Newman’s words. This book invites us to spend a few minutes each day with a man of eloquence and holiness—and to be left, not with an impression of Newman, but with a longing for Christ that makes us more ready to welcome him, both in the great feast of Christmas and in the ordinary details of each day.”

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Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

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Signs of Grace: You Are Loved prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time by revealing the intimate love that God has for us. It is most effective when used with The Augustine Institute’s Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist to catechise the parent’s and help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family.

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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.