The Apostles is a collection of the catecheses Pope Benedict XVI gave during his weekly General Audiences in 2006 and 2007. The talks were given in either St. Peter’s Square or, in less favorable weather, the Paul VI Hall next to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Below are excerpts from a study guide written by Amy Welborn and available for free download here.
Below are some of questions for the first session on "Chosen by Jesus"
Questions for Reflection
1. How is “communion” different from “community”?
2. Reflect on the links between your life as a Catholic today and the apostolic Church. How have you experienced the presence of Jesus in the sacramental and spiritual life of the Church today?
3. Why is “this individualistically chosen Jesus . . . an imaginary Jesus” (page 12)? What are the risks in thinking that we can know Jesus apart from the ancient communion that is the Church?
4. How do the insights of this chapter impact your understanding of Eucharist?