ROOTED is a collected study book for you or your group.
It contains seven different studies on seven topics of the Catechism by seven different authors.
Each study on the beauties of the Catechism has either three, seven, or eight sessions or chapters inside it. They’re designed so that each session would be one meeting of your group. This collected study book has over 40 sessions total!
The topics are: the Virtues; Ways to Pray; God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the Seven Sacraments; the Ten Commandments; the Our Father; and the Beatitudes.
What are the videos like?
The videos offer an in-depth starting point for understanding the depth of each study individually. They are all the way from ten minutes to twenty in length and perfect for showing your community group to root yourself in the subject. They’re very conversational and relatable while exploring the big topics of the Catechism.
What does a single session look like?
Let’s take “Vocal Prayer,” the first session in Ways to Pray. It would be comprised of:
+ a summary of the Catechism’s teachings on the topic;
+ 3 short Scripture passages from Old & New Testament;
+ a 200-300 word reflection by the author;
+ questions for reflection; and
+ questions for discussion.
What’s in a reflection?
We share a personal encounter with this particular teaching from the Catechism and how it has shaped and formed our lives. You’ll hear real talk from real women about the richness of our Faith.
Who’s it for?
You, two girlfriends, or two hundred ladies ages 18+! The format is perfect for community groups of any size. 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 Scripture verses using lectio divina.
How’s the theology in it?
Our Theological Editor, Susanna Spencer, MA Theology, checks every one of our written products. She references and cross-references and makes sure we are completely in line with Church teaching on the topic. These materials were submitted for the imprimatur but were deemed “reflections” and not “teachings.” We feel confident that they are rock-solid theologically.
Nihil Obstat from Rev. Father Eugene Mary of the Trinity, Erem. Dio., S.T.L
Imprimatur from The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix
Designed by Be a Heart. This 7×10 spiral bound book has laminated front and back covers and is printed and packaged in the USA.
ROSE COLEMAN is an elementary school teacher with a Masters of Science in Education and a Masters of Arts in Religious Education. Her adventurous heart has traveled many places—from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. She is a writer for Blessed is She.
BETH DAVIS is the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. In this role she writes and directs retreats and curriculum, coordinates with parishes, and develops community from the ground up. She served as a youth minister for eleven years in Flagstaff after earning her degree in Special Education from Western New Mexico University. She is passionate about teaching women how to develop an intimate relationship with Jesus and speaking hope to weary hearts.
GINNY KUBITZ MOYER is the author of three books, most recently Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses (Loyola Press, 2016). She teaches high school English and lives with her husband and two sons in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a writer for Blessed is She.
HEATHER ANDERSON RENSHAW is a speaker, author, and monthly columnist for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Heather founded Catholic Women Rejoice, a multi-generational conference in the Pacific Northwest, as well as The Visitation Project radio show/podcast and the Rejoice & Be Free women’s retreat. Heather’s most important work happens at home with her husband, David, and their five children.
ABBEY DAVIS DUPUY earned a degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in music which prepared her well for teaching young children. She now uses her skills educating her four children, creating a liturgically inspired home, along with writing and editing. She delights in her family’s full communion with the Catholic Church after many years of life and work in other Christian traditions and is a passionate ecumenist. She writes at Surviving Our Blessings, CatholicMom.com and for Blessed is She, and her work has appeared in several published devotional books.
SHANNON EVANS is an author, writer, speaker, wife, and mother through birth and adoption whose work has been featured in St. Anthony Messenger, America, and Tapestry magazines. As a convert, she writes about living an integrated life of faith.
CHRISTY ISINGER lives with her husband and five children in northern Canada where she is an avid reader of British authors and watcher of British period dramas. She homeschools her children, is the co-host of the Fountains of Carrots podcast, and enjoys writing. A cradle Catholic, Christy studied Liberal Arts in addition to completing Catholic discipleship and ministry programs. She is a writer for Blessed is She.
NELL O’LEARY is the Managing Editor for Blessed is She. She managed the project, curated the topics, writers, and collaborated on the paraphrasing of the Catechism with Susanna Spencer, Theological Editor, and co-drafted the discussion questions. Her background 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 writing, speaking, and editing projects.
SUSANNA SPENCER is the Theological Editor for Blessed is She. She holds a Masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is a regular contributor for many Catholic journals and publications.
BETH DAVIS is the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She drafted the reflection questions and co-drafted the discussion questions.