Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what is desired for us by our Creator. Holiness is not just for the ordained or a select few. Jesus Christ issues a “universal call to holiness” based on his teaching in the Gospel of Matthew to “be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
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Bishop Robert Barron paints a beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower
of Jesus Christ. He lays out three intriguing paths to holiness:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re A Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You
He also shares practical approaches to enhance the journey along these three paths. Untold Blessing: The Three Paths to Holiness provides an insightful guide as you walk “The Way."
This video-based study program can be experienced individually or in a group. Groups meet for eight 90-minute sessions to explore the three paths to holiness. Each session includes video viewing and small group discussion of the Study Guide questions. Participants read the commentary in the Study Guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion.
There are two sets of questions: “Questions for Understanding" based on the video presentation and references from Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church and “Questions for Application" that help you reflect on how the material is relevant to your own life and experience. This preparation can be done either before or after they view the video, as the Commentary in each lesson is very detailed. The Study Guide was written by Bishop Barron and Catholic author Mark P. Shea.
The Leader’s Kit provides essential resources for lay discussion leaders, including the DVD, study guide, facilitator guide, answer key, and Bishop Barron’s book, The Strangest Way, which provides more detail on the three paths discussed in the video.
Leaders can also register for a free training webinar which teaches the best ways to run an effective Untold Blessing study group.
- Lesson 1
- Lesson 2
- Lesson 3
- Lesson 4
- Lesson 5
- Lesson 6
Introduction: The Three Paths to Holiness
All of us are called to be holy. The Greek Fathers of the Church taught that the entire purpose of the Christian life was to make us, not simply better people, but conformed to participation in the life of the Trinity. Of course, we need God’s grace to become holy but there are three paths or journeys that all must take to reach this goal.