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The SSY Program Packets available for purchase each contain grade-specific materials and three lesson plans to teach students how to learn this powerful spiritual discipline of the Ignatian Examination of Conscience. The program packets also contain a Vimeo web-link (Free Audio Samples Available--The Heart of the Program) and access code for the twenty meditations that is good till June 21st, 2016.
Each SSY Program Packet Contains Lesson Plans and Everything You Need to Teach Youth How to Pray the Ignatian Examen:
- Teacher Program Overview with One-Year Vimeo Access Code for SSY Guided Ignatian Meditations (color PDF)
- Scope and Sequence for Pre-K to Eighth Grade (PDF)
- Four Easy Steps Teacher Visual Guide for SSY's Three Lesson Plans (color PDF)
- Eighty-Page SSY Theological Resource Guide for Teachers (color PDF)
- Life of St. Ignatius Loyola and Meditation Instruction PowerPoint Lesson (PPS)
- Certificates of Appreciation for students (full-color and partial color PDF)
- Information Letter for Parents of SSY Students (color PDF)
- Three Complete LESSON PLANS Plus Complete UNIT PLAN OVERVIEW (40 page color PDF)
- Downloadable Template for the Meditation Response Logs.
Sacred Story Youth Meditation Response Logs
Bulk orders of 20 or more $4 Each (originally $6.99) before April 15th 2016
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WE HAVE DISCOVERED STUDENTS LIKE TO HAVE THEIR OWN BOOK FOR THIS WORK SO WE MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO YOU!
A NOTE ON PRICING:
We have priced individual subscriptions for Sacred Story Youth very competitively so that it will be accessible to all no matter their income or budget. We consider "one subscription" to be for "one" family, grade in school, youth group, scout troop etc.
A NOTE ON SACRED STORY YOUTH AND LAUDATO SI, THE NEW ENCYCLICAL
--SACRED STORY YOUTH CAN HELP YOUTH UNDERSTAND POPE FRANCIS' NEW ENCYCLICAL LAUDATO SI (LS).
--SSY NAMES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS "RELATIONAL CODES" SUPPORTING THE INTEGRAL, RELATIONAL WORLD of CREATION LS FRAMES.
--THE MEDITATIONS ALSO ARE IN FIVE DIFFERENT NATURE SETTINGS--OCEAN, LAKE, FOREST, PRAIRIE AND MOUNTAIN--
TO HELP YOUTH BE COMFORTED AND SEE GOD'S BEAUTY IN CREATION.
ABOUT SACRED STORY YOUTH
Over two years in development and tested with hundreds of students and teachers, Sacred Story Youth (SSY) is a new subscription program designed to teach the classic Ignatian Examination of Conscience in a new way to children in Pre-K to Eight Grade. It is intended for use by teachers, parents, youth ministers and anyone else who is interested in helping youth learn how to pray and understand spiritual discernment. The five movements of the Sacred Story Prayer (Creation, Presence, Memory, Mercy and Eternity) are combined with various Commandments at each grade level to help youth learn both the content of their faith as well how to connect with God personally in prayer.
The heart of the SSY program is a guided meditation created in twenty renditions for each grade level that students do daily. The recorded guided meditations use two musical settings from the #1 Billboard piano artist, Paul Cardall, and each music settings has five different nature settings (ocean, lake, forest, prairie and mountain) for listening/prayer variety. Your subscription comes with a pass code (good till June 21, 2016) to use the 20 meditations for your grade level.
Sacred Story Institute (SSI) has also created Sacred Story Cross as a learning aid that will be available for pre-order in early July (shipments will be late August, 2015). SSI will also have available SSY Meditation Response Log Books in early July that help students follow their daily spiritual growth. The Meditation Books with one year’s worth of log room will be available from SSI also in early July 2015.
Response Log Books for each level that will cover a year and eliminate the need for copying the templates. Books can be ordered on AMAZON for $6.95 or in bulk from SSI for $4.00 each.
If you want to order in bulk from SSI, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the number of books and which level(s).
We are also exceedingly pleased to be reintroducing back to the world the extraordinary art of Léopold Marboeuf (1916-2006) in the My Sacred Story Missal. The images of Léopold from the My Sacred Story Missal also grace the different levels of the Sacred Story Youth packets and the Sacred Story Audio Meditations and the Sacred Story Youth Meditation Response Logs. Printing of the Missal and images was granted by Templegate Publishers, Springfield, Illinois.