The first series in Blessed Conversations downloadable studies is on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These seven studies invite women to enter more deeply into reflection and contemplation on certain teachings of the Catholic Church as laid out by the Catechism.
Each chapter in each study is discussed in four parts:
1) selection from the Catechism
2) three Scripture verses related to it
3) a reflection written by a Blessed is She writer
4) 3-5 discussion questions for your group
Whether your group is three women gathered in your home, or 103 gathered in an auditorium, these studies are suited for Community Groups of all sizes. You can read aloud a chapter together as a group, discuss the questions, read it ahead of time and journal about it, or ponder the short Scripture verses using lectio divina.
Nell O’Leary of Whole Parenting Family is the Managing Editor of the Blessed Conversations series. She curated the topics, writers, and collaborated on the paraphrasing of the Catechism with Susanna Spencer, Theological Editor, and drafted the discussion questions with Beth Davis, Director of Ministry Advancement. Her background as an editor includes Managing Editor of Law Review in law school, Co-Editor of a student journal and Assistant Editor of a literary journal in undergrad, and many other editing projects.
Susanna Spencer of Living with Lady Philosophy is the Theological Editor of the Blessed Conversations series. She holds a Masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is a regular contributor for many Catholic journals and publications.