The Leader's Guide includes the Facilitator’s Guide, all six 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.
*This version of the Leader Guide does not contain the newly added content in the current version of the Study Guide. All the additions are based upon material in Bishop Barron's book The Strangest Way.
Our ultimate goal is to be a saint. It is our greatest calling and what our Creator desires for us.
Bishop Robert Barron paints the beautiful and mysterious image of what it takes to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He also shares the practical approaches to enhance the journey along three intriguing paths to holiness:
1. Finding the Center
2. Knowing You’re a Sinner
3. Realizing Your Life is Not About You
For group study, you can present the program in six or seven sessions of 60-90 minutes. 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.
Each lesson in the Guide provides detailed commentary on Bishop Barron’s video and “Questions for Understanding" based on the video, Scripture, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The “Questions for Application" in each lesson aid in connecting the material to our own lives and experiences.
Participants read the commentary in their Study Guide and prepare the questions before the small group discussion. This preparation can be accomplished either before or after viewing the video.
- Finding the Center – Part I
- Finding the Center – Part II
- Knowing You’re A Sinner – Part I
- Knowing You’re A Sinner – Part II
- Your Life Is Not About You – Part I
- Your Life Is Not About You – Part II
Study individually or in a Group
You can watch the Untold Blessing DVD and then probe more deeply into Bishop Barron’s message by using the companion Study Guide, which is divided into sections that correspond to each part of Bishop Barron's presentation. The Study Guide was written by Catholic author Mark P. Shea, under the direction and approval of Bishop Barron.
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 eight 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 Leader’s Kit provides essential resources for lay discussion leaders, including the DVD, lessons, facilitator guide, answer key, and the companion book by Bishop Barron, The Strangest Way. In addition, leaders can access free, downloadable promotional materials and other tools using the “Support Materials” tab above.
Click on the appropriate links below to open or download the files. On a PC you can right click on the link and select “Save Target As" (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As" (Firefox) to download to your computer.
Bishop Robert Barron's Other Study Programs
Compare the different study programs and decide which is best for you by visiting the Study Programs page.
Register for a free webinar to get more information about our programs or to participate in facilitator training:
Register for Webinar
Registration Form | Forma de registro
Bulletin / Pulpit Announcement | Boletín / Anuncio desde el púlpito
Promotional Poster | Cartel promocional
Promotional Flyer | Folleto promocional
Certificate of Completion
Bishop Barron Bio
"Managing Challenging Personalities" Powerpoint