Sacred Story Institute

Sacred Story Institute

3 Seasons

Do you want a missionary discipleship community and a parish that is built to last? Then use the tools the first Jesuits employed to produce their extraordinary pastoral success with the new dynamic methods we created to deliver them: The Ignatian Examen and Confession.
Our Ignatian programs are designed to target smaller groups of parishioners who are ready to dive deep into their faith. A small group who make Christ the center of their daily lives can transform a parish faith community more powerfully than a large group program that demands less personal investment. This is a unique Jesuit method of evangelization that was pioneered by St. Ignatius Loyola and it works! Invest in programs that will carry your faith community forward, built on the time-tested spirituality and evangelization methods of St. Ignatius Loyola.

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Sacred Story Institute
  • Introduction: Entering Your Sacred Story

    Episode 1

    Before starting week one, take a few days to prayerfully read the Rules of Engagement in the introductory part of the program. Also take some days to prayerfully read one of the four Gospels from beginning to end. The instructions are in the program guide.
    You can watch the video for the introduc...

  • Weeks 1-4
    48:43
    Episode 2

    Weeks 1-4

    Episode 2

    The first session, Weeks 1-4, offers you the foundational exercises of prayerfully reflecting on the Sacred Story Affirmations. These "affirmations" are thumbnail sketches of much of the wisdom of the spiritual discernment advice from St. Ignatius in his Spiritual Exercises. They have been put in...

  • Weeks 5-8
    47:55
    Episode 3

    Weeks 5-8

    Episode 3

    Session Two, Weeks 5-8, offers you the opportunity to do what St. Ignatius did during his conversion process: to sift through your life and discover where you need healing. Session Two offers you the room to discover the name of God that most touches your heart, to reflect prayerfully on the most...

  • Weeks 9-13

    Episode 4

    Session Three, Weeks 9-13 offers you the prayerful space to examine the most important goals you have in your life, an opportunity to reflect back on the previous weeks and with diagnostic charts, to discover how all they issues, events, people, hopes, and challenges you face are linked and inter...

  • Weeks 14-16

    Episode 5

    Session Four, Weeks 14-16, offers you the interesting task of determining how the Original Sin which is manifest in our lives as narcissism, takes shape in your own unique life. Are you more active or passive in how you draw attention to yourself? A very interesting discovery awaits you! Also in ...

  • Weeks 17-19

    Episode 6

    Session Five, Weeks 17-19, start you on the process of learning the 5-part Sacred Story Prayer based on St. Ignatius' Examination of Conscience. We draw you slowly through the process so you have time to learn the movements of the prayer so they can become an intuitive part of your prayer journey...

  • Weeks 20-27

    Episode 7

    Session Six, Weeks 20-27, continue the process of your learning the 5-part Sacred Story Prayer based on St. Ignatius' Examination of Conscience. We draw you slowly through the process so you have time to learn the movements of the prayer so they can become an intuitive part of your prayer journey...

  • Weeks 28-33

    Episode 8

    Session Seven, Weeks 28-33, set you on the course for Part Three of FORTY WEEKS where you enter the "Spiritual World" of discernment. With a solid foundation from your Whole-Life Confession and the many weeks you prayed with Sacred Story Prayer [Creation-Presence-Memory-Mercy-Eternity] gives you ...

  • Weeks 34-37

    Episode 9

    Session Eight, Weeks 34-37, continue your process of learning the art of Spiritual Discernment. In these weeks you will learn especially the difference between the kinds of inspirations offered by Christ and the Divine Inspirer and the Enemy as the Counter Inspirer. You will also learn the very i...

  • Weeks 38-Eternity

    Episode 10

    Session Nine, Weeks 38 to Eternity conclude your lessons in Spiritual Discernment. You will learn many more essential lessons on how to understand the spiritual movements in your life and how to begin to "see" when you get off track. St. Ignatius referred to the Enemy as someone who could "act as...

  • Forty Weeks Leader Guide

    1.8 MB

  • Forty Weeks Study Guide

    13.9 MB