The amazing and inspiring life of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo (1786 –1842) is beautifully depicted in this full-length feature film. Joseph was the firstborn of twelve children. Struggles with his own health and schooling made him an unlikely candidate to become one who would bring relief and healing to thousands.
For more than 200 years these treasured hymns have touched the lives of millions, for they are the most compelling music the world has ever known.
This 30-minute documentary tells the story of an American family’s journey from a comfortable life in San Diego into groundbreaking missionary work with an isolated tribal group in Papua New Guinea. See how God used ordinary people to bring the Bible to the Yembi people.
This is the story of a missionary who died alone on a desolate island within sight of the land of his life's dream, unaware that he had forever changed the face and the race of Christianity.
As a young politician Wilberforce dedicated his life to the seemingly impossible task of the abolition of slavery in 18th-century Britain. Finally, after decades of struggle, his cause prevailed. Using an extensive collection of original printings and historical art to tell his story, this video shows the difference committed believers can make in combating social ills.
Here is an amazing story of hope from the horrific massacre at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, where many innocent lives were lost. One of those was Rachel Joy Scott, mercilessly murdered for her faith in God.
One of the most popular series from the Christian history collection. This gripping series of six half-hour programs, produced in consultation with an international team of scholars, takes you to the actual locations to show what the early church was like, how it spread, and the persecution it endured. Host for the award-winning series is Steve Bell. Actors Nigel Goodwin, Russell Boulter, and Jane Campion dramatize leading figures and events from the early church.
This documentary tells the true account of the courageous young martyr of the early church. Hosted by Mike Aquilina.
St. Francis chose and elaborated several Bible verses to help his companions better understand Christ's suffering. This text is illustrated in this program by Peitro Lorenzetti's 14th-century fresco cycle (Lower Basilica of the Basilica of St. Francis), by Assisi's traditional Good Friday Procession and by various places in and around Assisi. Also included are The Canticle of the Creatures, and The Testament of St. Francis, an expression of the saint's last will.
Long ago in 1844, in the quiet of an Austrian winter, a young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, blesses a newborn child in December. Emotionally moved by the baby boy, he is inspired to write a poem to commemorate the child’s birth. The poem would eventually become the most beloved Christmas carol the world has ever known - sung in more than 120 languages. This magical story for the entire family will touch the heart and soul of all - and features the enchanting harmony of the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir.
Dave Tennant takes the viewer on an emotionally moving and visually dramatic rendition of the life of Ireland's Patron Saint.
For the first time an exclusive visit behind Vatican walls records the history, traditions and daily life of the smallest army in the world, the Swiss Guard, whose duty is to defend the Holy Father at any cost, giving their own lives if necessary. The film captures the highlights of a typical year for the Swiss Guard, including their ceremonial duties as well as some more intimate moments. Here is their story through the lives of the members of the Swiss Guard, offering a window on the Vatican not seen before.
Since the early 1990s Christians all over the world have been singing the songs of modern-day psalmist, Dennis Jernigan. His music and ministry, sparked by his lifelong struggle with homosexuality and the healing that came through his relationship with Jesus Christ, have led him on a remarkable journey of redemption.
The Shortest Way Home: C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity is an introductory review to Lewis’s classic work on issues of faith and reason. Viewers will find honest discussion and helpful insights for the tough questions asked by believers and skeptics alike.
It's an idea inspired by Pope John Paul II. “Be the saints of the new millennium,” he told us. But before we can be saints, we need to know the saints. And so, it began: a pilgrimage through Germany and Italy with almost 100 Canadian university students, with visits in the towns, homes, and places of prayer of some of the saints of the Catholic Church. And the more we traveled, the more clear the picture became - there is a resemblance between holy lives lived and lives living for the holy.
Everybody knows the story of Santa Claus, the red–suited figure who lives at the North Pole and distributes gifts to good children every Christmas eve. But is there any historical evidence on which this jolly old character is based? Was there a real Santa Claus? To answer that question, host Mark Wilson, a distinguished historian and archeologist travels not to the North Pole but to modern day Turkey and Italy. There he uncovers clues that lead to the truth about the man behind the legend.
Explore the conversion story of one of the most significant figures in church history and learn about his struggle to find answers amid a sea of competing voices. Travel with host Mike Aquilina to fourth-century Rome and Milan to discover why St. Augustine has become a “Voice for All Generations.”
The story of Roger Williams, who founded the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist movement in America.
Proof Through the Night: Francis Scott Key, "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the Hope that Transformed America. Oh Say, Can You See...? In the 200 years since Francis Scott Key first wrote those words on the back of a letter they have inspired millions. The hope and joy expressed in the American National Anthem are so moving that more than five million people signed petitions for its official adoption. Yet within those words is an expression of a Christian's faith and gratitude for deliverance.
This documentary is a profile of the life and times of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI.
Excerpted from the DVD curriculum series, The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church, this DVD takes a close-up look at two Early Church martyrs, Polycarp and Perpetua, who would rather pay with their lives than deny their faith. Their compelling story provides a convicting challenge of how seriously we take our faith.
This program looks at Teresa of Avila, one of the most colorful mystics of the Medieval Period.