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The Search – Men’s Participant Guide

Augustine Institute

The Search is a seven-part video series for those looking for meaning in life and for the answers to life’s deepest questions.

This Men's Participant Guide is specifically designed to accompany the series and facilitate discussion within small groups of men—and to spur reflection for individual viewers. Each session in the guide provides men with prayers, points of discussion, and challenges to help them grow deeper in their relationships with each other, with creation, and with the author of all things.

"About The Search

Why are we here? What is life all about? What happens when we die? These are some of life’s deepest questions, rooted in the human heart’s deepest desires: happiness, love, beauty, meaning. Where can we find the answers to these questions and these desires? Until satisfied, we are left questioning, longing, and searching.

The Search video series guides viewers through an arc of seven episodes, examining the great big story of everything—life and death, sorrow and happiness, science and faith—as astrophysicists, psychologists, astronauts, neuroscientists, professors, athletes, artists, and the beauty of the cosmos all point to one big (and perhaps surprising) conclusion: that Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church have the best and most satisfying answers to every one of the questions and desires of the human heart. 

Embark on the adventure, discover the purpose, and begin The Search.


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