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Growing a Rule of Life: Resources

Growing a rule of life

Guidance and inspiration for individuals, parishes, and groups
on growing a rule of life.

Back to the Growing a Rule of Life offering page

Download Facilitators Guide as MS Word file
Download “Growing a Rule of Life” adapted for Children – Prepared by the Office for Congregations and Christian Formation of the Diocese of Ohio
Signup to download Compilation Videos for Group Use
Link to the Introduction video
Link to Invitation video from Lisa Kimball
Link to Sample Rules of Life (Exploring Rule of Life and Rhythm of Nature)
Link to the Collage Video (Exploring Your Relationship to the Creation)
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  1. Jane+ on February 25, 2016 at 20:30

    Our group is enjoying the program, and we find the materials very helpful. However, as the leader I’ve found myself frustrated for two weeks in a row, as the facilitator’s guide suggests ending with readings that are vaguely referenced and not printed in the guide. This week, for example, we were instructed to close with a reading from John O’Donohue’s “Bless the Space Between Us.” but neither the reading itself nor even the specific poem are referenced. I don’t wish to read the whole book, as lovely as it is, and I do not know what y’all had in mind. Please help!

  2. Bronwyn on February 8, 2016 at 19:49

    I’m just wondering if your videos will be available to watch after Lent has ended? Thanks for a great resource.

    • Joseph Kimmel on February 8, 2016 at 22:55

      You’re welcome. Yes, the videos will continue to be available after Lent ends.

  3. Fr. Dewayne Messenger on February 3, 2016 at 13:58

    I am working on trying to put the sign-up sheet on our parish’s website. Unfortunately, I see some characters in some of the sign up boxes. Is there a problem with the code? I copied directly from this website (above) and attempted this twice just to make sure I did’t boo-boo. Let me know if there is a better code that I can use.

    Fr. Dewayne

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  5. Allison on January 27, 2016 at 17:31

    Thank you for this facilitator’s guide! Can you let us know which John O’Donohue poem is recommended for the closing reading for phase 2?

    • ssjeadmin on January 29, 2016 at 06:24

      Hi Allison, the poem is “For Equilibrium, a Blessing”. I don’t have the book in front of me so cant give exact page reference for this -sorry. Conor

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