St. Augustine & St. Benedict - Leader Guide

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  • St. Augustine & St. Benedict - Leader Guide
  • St. Augustine & St. Benedict - Leader Guide
  • St. Augustine & St. Benedict - Leader Guide

St. Augustine & St. Benedict - Leader Guide

$23.96 $29.95

In this newest installment in the Pivotal Players Series, continue following Bishop Barron as he unlocks the truth behind the most influential figures of the Catholic Church.


    CATHOLICISM:  The Pivotal Players is a multi-part series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of western civilization.  This short study focuses on two incredible saints from the fourth and fifth centuries:  St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Benedict of Nursia

    The Leader's Guide includes the Facilitator’s Guide, all 4 lessons from the participant’s Study Guide, and an Answer Key for the Questions for Understanding. The Facilitator’s Guide details how to plan, promote, and present the study. 

    For group study, you can present the program in 4-5 sessions of 60-90 minutes each.  Each session should include video viewing and group discussion of Study Guide questions. All study coordinators or group facilitators can also register for free training webinars.

    The Study Guide contains detailed commentary on the film, as well as “Questions for Understanding" based on the presentation, Scripture, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Also included are “Questions for Application" to help connect the material to your own life and experience and the suggested answers to the questions.

    Whether you use it for personal formation or host a complete Study Program for your parish or group, you’ll go deeper with the following experts on these two Pivotal Players:

    • Chad C. PecknoldPh. D, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America (St. Augustine)
    • Abbott Jeremy DriscollO.S.B., Benedictine abbott and internationally renowned author and lecturer (St. Benedict)

    The Study Guide commentary was written under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron. 


    1) St. Augustine - Part 1

    2) St. Augustine - Part 2

    3) St. Benedict - Part 1

    4) St. Benedict - Part 2 

    St. Benedict Preview

    St. Augustine Preview

    Number of Sessions: 5
    Duration of Each Session: 90 minutes
    Program Flow:
    There are two options for presenting this program in five sessions as summarized in the chart below.
    Option #1 requires individual preparation before viewing the film lesson, while Option #2 requires individual preparation after viewing the film lesson. Both options conclude with the discussion group in each lesson.
    Each Session Includes Time For:
    1. Gathering and Opening (5-10 minutes)
    2. Video Viewing (25-40 minutes)
    3. Discussion Groups (60 minutes)
    4. Closing Prayer (5-10 minutes)