What does the Leader’s Kit Include:
- Leader Guide (Lessons, Facilitator Guide and Answer Key)
- Packet of 20 Examination of Conscience cards
Join Bishop Robert Barron for this engaging presentation concerning the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another.
Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins correspond to the seven levels of Dante’s Mt. Purgatory. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice, and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness.
However, Bishop Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, which are the “seven lively virtues." The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.
Each section provides “Questions for Understanding” based on the DVD presentation and references from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and “Questions for Reflection” that help you reflect on how the material is relevant to your own life and experience.
For group study, you can present the program in nine 90-minute sessions. Each session includes DVD viewing and small group discussion of Study Guide questions. Participants should prepare the questions on their own after viewing the DVD but before the small group discussion. The last session suggests participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and there are Examination of Conscience guides available.