120 pages – Suggested weeks to complete 8-12 weeks minimum
Table of Contents
Chapter One – Love Sets Our Being in Motion: From Conception to the age of 10
Chapter Two – Love Sets Our Being in Motion: From Conception to the age of 10 (continued)
Chapter Three – Invitation to Discover Who We Are: From the age of 10 to 18
Chapter Four – Invitation to Discover Who We Are: From the age of 10 to 18 (continued)
Chapter Five – Receptivity to Love Bears Fruit: From the age of 18 to 28
Chapter Six – Receptivity to Love Bears Fruit: From the age of 18 to 28 (continued)
Chapter Seven – In All Things Glorify God: From the age of 28 to 38
Chapter Eight – In All Things Glorify God: From the age of 28 to 38 (continued)
A sample two-hour session
7:00 p.m. – Hellos
7:15–7:20 p.m. – Opening Prayer
7:20–8:50 p.m. – Read & Discuss
8:50 p.m. – Closing Prayers/Announcements
9:00 p.m. – Goodbyes
Paying it forward
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This study, authored by four Religious Sisters of Mercy (who have been so formational in the Endow apostolate by offering academic as well as spiritual direction) takes women on a journey to see where their actual everyday lives intersect with God’s Divine plan. The story follows the course of a woman’s life from conception through old age and preparation for death, as it uncovers for women the mysterious workings of God in ways that involve the disciplines of biology, philosophy, psychology and theology.
Navigating the study
For an 8 week study, groups can either move through the sections more rapidly or be selective about which sections to complete. It is not expected that all the questions should be answered in one session or at all. A 12 week study allows more time for the discussion questions although it is not necessary for all the questions to be answered. Remember quality over quantity.
The commentary for this study was written by Sister Lydia Allen, RSM (Psychologist), Sister Prudence Allen, RSM, Ph.D. (Philosopher), Sister Moira Debono, RSM, S.T.D. (Theologian), and Sister Marie Paul Lockerd, RSM, D.O. (Medical Doctor).
We are here to support you
Throughout your study, as spiritual, theological, or pastoral questions arise, please contact us for support. Please also consider emailing us testimonies from your group! We love to hear what the Lord is doing through Endow!
The Endow team is here to support you in studying this important document! For an initial 20-minute Zoom meeting with us, please contact [email protected] with the subject line “Mentoring meeting”
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