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Learning to Forgive

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Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., outlines the steps to healthy forgiveness and offers practical methods for navigating the healing process.

Product Description

Overview

Being human means getting hurt, and hanging onto past offenses can interfere with our spiritual and psychological health. Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., outlines the steps to healthy forgiveness and offers practical methods for navigating the healing process.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn the difference between intentional and emotional forgiveness;
  2. Identify practical ways to forgive past offenses; and
  3. Consider when and how to put the offense in God’s hands.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How have I tried to forgive offenses in the past? When was I most successful?
  2. What phrases and stories have I repeated—to myself or others—when I have been angered or hurt?
  3. Who can help me sort out my thoughts and feelings when I am angry or hurt?