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.
This program dramatizes Sister Josephine's extraordinary life, which is recalled through a Canossian Sister, sharing the details with her spiritually searching brother and thereby bringing to him serenity, a new hope for life, and a new joy in the Church.
Let James Martin, SJ, author of the bestselling book My Life with the Saints, introduce you to his favorite saints in this fascinating DVD. His lively commentary combines with dramatic photos and artwork to bring to life the lives of the saints. Perfect for personal reflection, parish groups, or educators.
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.
Five missionaries went into the land of the savage Aucas. Their offer of friendship was rejected, and the Aucas killed the missionaries. Elisabeth Elliot, wife of one of the martyrs, her daughter, and Rachel Saint would not give up and eventually lived among and brought the Gospel to the Aucas.
Chain of Life tells the inspirational story of Rick Boyle, a man who overcame extraordinary obstacles to become an avid long distance bicyclist, mentor of young people, and a teacher in his church.
Come Before Winter tells the true story of two longtime foes of Adolf Hitler: propagandist Sefton Delmer and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, two men who helped bring an end to the Third Reich.
On October 8, 1944, a 37-year-old Italian priest named Father Placido Cortese exits the Basilica of St. Antonio in Padua and gets into a waiting car which then drives away. He is never seen again. Through extraordinary eyewitness accounts and official records, we learn about the young priest's abduction by the Gestapo and of his refusal, in the face of brutal torture, to name his collaborators to save hundreds of lives.
J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and George MacDonald were the pioneers of the fantasy genre, and their impact is unmistakable. Faith in Imagination: The Fantasy Makers examines the spiritual influences of these fantasy pioneers and the lasting impact their works have on our present-day culture.
Two DVDs on the life of George Frideric Handel.
Two programs on the life and works of C.S. Lews: Affectionately Yours, Screwtape: The Devil and C.S. Lewis Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis
Alaska Missionaries is a six-episode reality series about a team of intrepid missionaries who run the Suicide Prevention Summer Camp at Camp Nahshii on the upper Yukon River in central Alaska.
Discover the real Harriet Tubman in this compelling documentary narrated by Alfrelynn Roberts and featuring expert interviews with leading scholars, including Dr. Eric Lewis Williams of the Smithsonian Institute and Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It also features remarkable early 20th century audio recordings of African-American spirituals sung by former slaves.
C. S. Lewis is no stranger to grief and loss. In C. S. Lewis through the Shadowlands, you will relive his journey during the days prior to and after the cancer-related death of his wife Joy. The documentary Through a Lens Darkly is a literary review of Lewis' most personal and reflective book, A Grief Observed.
Featuring stories of three followers of Saint Francis: Friar Bernard, Friar Leo and Saint Clare.These fascinating docu-dramas use expert commentary, on-location footage, and dramatic vignettes to tell the stories of these disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi and trace the origins of the Franciscan movement.
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.