11 Seasons

The Lectio series is a growing video library of Catholic Bible studies, rich with sacred art and stories from the lives of the saints. Led by distinguished faculty members of the Augustine Institute, topics include individual books of the Bible, prayer, evangelization, Mary, and the case for Jesus. Each topic is divided into sessions for small-group study. The accompanying workbooks provide additional information, space for guided reflection, and a call to prayer.

- The Case for Jesus with Dr. Brant Pitre
- Salvation with Dr. Michael Barber
- Mary with Dr. Brant Pitre
- San Marcos con Luis Soto
- Evangelization with Dr. Mary Healy
- Eucharist with Dr. Brant Pitre
- Prayer Finding Intimacy with God with Dr. Tim Gray
- Philippians with Dr. Tim Gray
- Peter with Dr. Tim Gray
- Mark with Dr. Tim Gray

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  • Put Out into the Deep: The Making of an Apostle

    Episode 1

    The story of St. Peter begins with an ordinary act of trust, which changes the course of Peter's life. By deciding to follow Jesus Christ, an unknown fisherman becomes a key player in God's plan of salvation for humanity. Presented by Dr. Tim Gray.

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  • Capernaum: Village of Coming Consolation

    Episode 2

    Presenter Dr. Tim Gray takes a closer look at the town of Capernaum and Galilee, where Peter worked and lived. We'll discover the significance of that geographical area to Jesus' teaching and works, especially in light of the words of the prophet Isaiah.

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  • Faith Not Fear: Walking in Trust

    Episode 3

    Dr. Tim Gray looks at four stories in Matthew that highlight the conflict between faith and fear. Jesus upbraids and challenges Peter, and the Apostles, with the words, "Oh men of little faith!", pushing them to grow in faith and trust.

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  • Peter the Rock: The Primacy of Jesus

    Episode 4

    Jesus takes his Apostles to the northernmost area of the Holy Land, to Caesarea Philippi, and asks them: "Who do you say that I am?" Peter's response, and Jesus' ensuing words to Peter, reveal the identities and missions of both men. Presented by Tim Gray.

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  • Peter and the Keys: The Primacy of the Church

    Episode 5

    What are the "keys of the kingdom"? Why are they so important to understanding Peter's role in the Church? Dr. Tim Gray uses the Old Testament symbolism of keys to show Jesus' intentionality in using the imagery.

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  • In the Shadow of the Galilean: Peter's Rising Leadership

    Episode 6

    Dr. Tim Gray takes us on a journey with Peter from Galilee to Jerusalem. On the way, we'll see firsthand the inseparable relationship between the King and the Kingdom, and how Peter acts as a bridge between the two.

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  • Discipleship at a Distance: Peter and the Passion of Christ

    Episode 7

    Peter—the "rock," the "prime minister," the man to whom the future Church has been entrusted—is tested. We will learn from his experience what it truly means to follow Christ and to seek forgiveness. Presented by Dr. Tim Gray.

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  • Peter & Pentecost: The Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit

    Episode 8

    It was remarkable. St. Peter, who had denied knowing Christ in a moment of fear, is transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Suddenly the fisherman is the head of the Apostles, preaching boldly throughout the rest of his life and ministry.

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  • Peter bar Jonah: How Peter Came to Rome

    Episode 9

    In this session, Dr. Tim Gray shows how the life of a man named Cornelius intersects with Peter's and redirects the New Covenant in a remarkable way. Peter points the Church to an all-encompassing love—and sets the stage for the work of the Apostle Paul.

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  • "Quo Vadis?" Peter's Way of the Cross

    Episode 10

    Dr. Gray discusses the importance of early Christian tradition in understanding our Catholic story, the cost of discipleship, and the role of Peter as shepherd and prophet. How can we use this knowledge of the early Church to regain our own story?

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  • Lectio Series Trailer

    Episode 11

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