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Discussion Questions

Souls in the Game is a great tool to use in religious education classes, with small groups, and in conjunction with Vocations panels. The story of Saint John's Seminary's basketball team can open up a discussion about the wider role of our vocations. These recommended discussion questions can help facilitate these conversations.

Question 1

What scene most caught your attention? Why?

Question 2

What are some of the “mantras” of the Saint John’s Seminary basketball team (e.g., “It’s good to rely on your brothers to accomplish goals”)?

Question 3

What virtues* can be seen in individual players or with the team altogether?

* Examples of virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, fortitude, faith, hope, charity, patience, kindness, humility, courage, magnanimity, proper ambition, modesty.

Question 4

How does the basketball team help form these men in ways “beyond the wood of the court,” as seminarian Marcelo Ferrari says at the end of the documentary?

Question 5

What scene/part of the documentary best shows what it means to be a Catholic? Why?

Question 6

Do any scenes in the documentary connect with an experience in your own life? How did that experience help shape you as a person and Catholic?

Question 7

What lesson can/did you take from the documentary and apply to your own faith journey?

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