Catholic Faith Formation and Education
   
Saints/Holy Persons


Mestiza Virgin: Our Mother of the Americas (JH, HS, ADULT)
Produced in honor of the canonization of St. Juan Diego, this program provides valuable insight into the historical, cultural and religious significance of the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Therese: Living On Love (ADULT)
This video explores why so many ordinary people from all walks of life are drawn to St. Therese, called the Little Flower. Journalists and psychiatrists, priests, nuns and scores of people from across the country reflect on her appeal and the continuing fascination with her message.

La Virgin Morena: Nuestra Madre DeLas Americas (JH, HS, ADULT)
In spanish and produced in honor of the Cannonization of St. Juan Diego, this program provides valuable insight into the historical cultural and religious significance of the devotion to our Lady of Gudalupe.

Saints' Gallery (Vol. I) of Heaven's Heroes (JH, HS, ADULT)
Compelling stories of some of history's greatest individuals. Your host takes you through a heavenly "art gallery" where saints come alive through art and story. Wonderfully suited for classroom use, each saint's story is told in 6 to 10 minute segments using original and classical works of art. The following saints are featured in this volume: Joan of Arc, Martin of Tours, Joseph the Worker, Martin dePorres, Elizabeth of Hungary and Elizabeth Bayley Seton.

Contemplating Icons (HS, ADULT)
The viewer takes a spiritiual journey into the experience of praying with icons, while the presentation gradually reveals the symbolism and the theological insights of icons. As the program unfolds, our understanding of the Orthodox understanding of icons deepens, and their significance as a common Christian heritage becomes clear. 5 part program: Icons of Christ, Mother of God, Saints & Prophets, The Iconostatis, Liturgical Solomnities.

Saints For All Seasons: St. Peter, Prince Of Apostles (Emementary Grades 3-6)
Here is a great way to introduce children to the saints and their virtues. Heavenly "archivists" Gilbert and Gwendolyn take turns telling the children about the lives and times of the saints. They make it a point to show how children can imitate the saints' virtues in the ordinary events of their lives. In this video, Gilbert tells of how St. Peter was chosen to be the leader of God's people--not for his headstrong ways, but for his strong faith. Lessons for children: to practice self-control, especially when they don't feel like it; to be obedient to parents; to help others; and to make time for prayer in order to strengthen their faith. Gilbert's storytelling is enhanced by heavenly surroundings, special effects, music, art, and cutaways to children doing good works.

Saints For All Seasons: St. Joseph, Foster Father Of Jesus (Emementary Grades 3-6)
Here is a great way to introduce children to the saints and their virtues. Heavenly "archivists" Gilbert and Gwendolyn take turns telling the children about the lives and times of the saints. They make it a point to show how children can imitate the saints' virtues in the ordinary events of their lives. In this video, Gwendolyn tells the nativity narrative from Joseph's perspective and how he followed God's plan even though he could not fully understand it. Lessons for children: to be just and merciful; to be attentive and obedient to God's will; to be humble and prudent; and to do their duties faithfully. Gwendolyn's storytelling is enhanced by heavenly surroundings, special effects, music, art, and cutaways to children doing good works.

Visual Bible: Acts--Part 1 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 1:1 to chapter 8:3--share the birth of the Christian Church, Ascension of Jesus, Pentecost, persecution of Christians, and martyrdom of Stephen.

People Who Met Jesus I (JH, HS, ADULT)
In the Gospels the main story is the life of Jesus, but there are smaller stories about fishermen and Pharisees and tax collectors. This is a series of short video stories about those people who met Him. Get to know Jesus through the people He ministered to: Simon Peter, Matthew, the Centurion, the Woman at the Well, the Nobleman, Jairus, the Rich Young Ruler, and Nicodemus. Each segment is 5-10 min in length. With viewer's guide.

Great Souls: Mother Teresa (ADULT)
Filmed on location in Macedonia, France, England, and India, this hour traces the dramatic story of a young teenage Catholic girl who felt called of God to serve the poorest people of India. How Sister Agnes overcame impossible adversity to her vision and became Mother Teresa of Calcutta inspired the world with her example of compassion for the poor and set a standard for servanthood unequaled in the twentieth century. Through the eyes of those who knew her and those who observed her from afar, this inspiring hour will powerfully demonstrate the good that one person can do amid the most difficult of circumstances.

Religious Classics with Michael Himes: Teresa of Avila Autobiography (ADULT)
Teresa of Avila, a Doctor of the Church, experienced opposition in her day by religious leaders who disparaged her visions. Teresa, however, trusted her inner experiences and wrote about them in her Autobiography. Himes looks at her practical spiritual wisdom and presents us a woman of integrity in a tumultuous era.

Religious Classics with Michael Himes: Ignatius of Loyola (ADULT)
Few guides into the spiritual life are as deeply insightful and immediately practical as Ignatius' directives to those in prayer and discernment. Drawing on his own experience of conversion and growth, he formulated a program of "exercises" to develop heart and mind. This video is not so much a biography of Ignatius as it is an introduction to the nature and content of the Spiritual Exercises.

Religious Classics with Michael Himes: Julian of Norwich (ADULT)
In 1373 Dame Julian experienced 16 "shewings" or revelations of the depth and intensity of God's love for her and all creatures. Her account of those revelations and her subsequent meditations on them is one of the treasures of medieval spirituality and a landmark of the English spiritual tradition.

Source (Story of Lourdes) (HS, ADULT)
The story, sights, and sounds of Lourdes, where Mary, the mother of Jesus appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, is the basis for exploring healing, faith, conversion, and reconciliation in today's society. This inspiring video provides a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the shrine, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in modern Christianity, and about St. Bernadette, who serves as an example to us today.

San Antonio (St. Anthony) (ADULT)
Presenta la vocacion de esta gran santo conocido por su entrega y amor a Dios asi como por sus milagros. Presents the vocation of this great saint, well known for his devotion and love for God, as well as for his miracles.

What Catholics Believe About Mary And The Saints (HS, ADULT)
Specifically created to engage popular interest, this video provides viewers with fast-paced interviews, conversations, and personal statements from Church leaders and laity of all ages, backgrounds and experiences. It involves viewers in a visually appealing and interactive quiz on important basics of the Catholic faith.

Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes (Emementary Grades 2-6)
This video is the exciting true story of a visit by the Queen of Heaven that left all the world a source of health for body and soul.

Francis: The Knight of Assisi (Emementary Grades 2-6)
It was the age of knights and kings, when honor belonged to the heroes and glory was found in the battlefield. There lived a brave young man named Francis, whose wish was to become a mighty warrior and conquer a magnificent castle. One day Francis felt a calling to greater glory. God had vested upon him a very special mission that would require a supreme act of courage. For the love of God, his King, Francis gave up all that he had and joyfully embarked upon the most exciting and unexpected adventure. Francis, The Knight Of Assisi is the remarkable true story of the founder of the Order of Minor Friars, and inspirator of three Franciscan orders.

Juan Diego: Messenger of Guadalupe (Emementary Grades 2-6)
This video tells the true story of how the Blessed Mother chose a hero, Juan Diego, for a key role in a beautiful miracle that would unite diverse peoples and change the course of history.

Visual Bible: Acts--Part 2 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 8:4 to chapter 13:52--seeds of the new Church are scattered with Peter, Philip, and John; miracles; escapes from prison; Paul's conversion; and Paul and Barnabas go forth to spread the Gospel.

Visual Bible: Acts--Part 3 (JH, HS, ADULT)
Luke tells the enthralling story of danger, struggle and triumph that marks the birth of the Christian Church. You'll see Christ assumed into heaven and follow the travels and trials of Peter and Paul, all word-for-word from the Bible. This video covers chapter 14 to chapter 20--young Christian Church opens its arms to the Gentiles; and Paul, Barnabas, Silas, and Timothy teach and establish churches.


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Audience Codes: PK = Preschool, EL = Elementary, JH = Junior High, HS = HighSchool, Adult


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