Dig deeper with the SSJE brothers:
The Brothers, in partnership with the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS, produce an offering of videos, questions and exercises suitable for individuals and groups.
Each offering is introduced with a video of a Brother priming us for the week’s theme. The theme is then explored in depth in six short reflection videos (around 2 minutes each). Each reflection video ends with a thought-provoking question for you to ponder over the course of the day, then answer on the workbook, or online as you prefer.
Workbooks and supporting guides and materials are available.
Five Marks of Love
Living Life Marked as Christ’s Own
In our Baptism, we were “sealed by the Holy Spirit” and “marked as Christ’s own forever” by God’s grace, we share in the Divine Life, given to us in Baptism. How does this Life express itself in and through us? If we are “marked as Christ’s own,” what are the “marks of love” that characterize the Divine Life abiding and at work within us?
Join us in finding out how you are marked as Christ’s Own.
Growing a Rule of Life
In this series, we focus on God as the Chief Gardener of our souls, and we seek out ways to grow into the fullness he desires. Just as stakes and lattices nurture the growth of young plants, so too can spiritual disciplines support the flourishing of our whole being. This series uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to explore and cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation.
Join us to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.
It’s time to… Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love
So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. In a series of short, daily videos over five weeks, the Brothers of SSJE invite us to recapture time as a gift.
Join the Brothers as they wrestle with questions of time and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.
Living Intentionally: Creating a Personal Rule of Life
A workbook to help readers create a rule of life.
Living Intentionally: Read
Practice shapes believing; believing shapes living.
This preaching series was offered in the Monastery Chapel in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. In each sermon, a Brother speaks about a “radical practice” that has been central to his own spiritual life and that has profoundly shaped who we are and how we live.