She was a humble girl from an ordinary Jewish family. Yet Mary came to be exalted as the Daughter of Zion, the Mother of God, and the Queen of heaven. All because this simple girl said a simple word: Yes. Follow Mary's extraordinary journey on location in Israel, Turkey and Greece with popular Catholic author and speaker Stephen Ray as your guide. Together you'll travel the dusty paths that took Mary to the heart of the salvation story. Discovering the Mary of the Bible will help you to know and love her Son.
Filmed on location in Assisi and other places where St. Francis lived and died, this feature film vividly tells the story of this greatly beloved saint from childhood through his death. Beautifully filmed with outstanding cinematography and fine acting talent, it stars Italian actor Raoul Bova as Francis and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michele Soavi.
Seelos: Tireless Intercessor is the true story that chronicles the heroic and miraculous life of a young immigrant priest, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos (1819-1867). This Redemptorist missionary was beatified by Pope John Paul II in the Solemn Jubilee Year 2000.
This outstanding new documentary film just produced in Europe gives an excellent overview into the life, thought and work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, formerly Archbishop of Buenos Aires and now Pope Francis.
Flavio Insinna stars as John (Don) Bosco, the great priest and educator of youth from the tough streets of Turin, Italy. Beautifully filmed in Italy, this movie dramatizes the many challenges that Don Bosco had to overcome from his childhood through founding his religious order, the Salesians, for helping educate boys. His faith, creative imagination and profound charity shine through in this wonderful film.
The story of Sudanese born, Bakhita who was kidnapped into slavery as a young girl and later was rescued and moved to Italy. Despite her hardships became a kind and generous servant of the Lord. She was canonized in the year 2000.
This outstanding movie is unique among films on St. Francis because of the historical accuracy of the story and its authentic spirit of joy and piety Francis was known for, as well as the major role played by Clare who is given equal stature with Francis.
In this 14-program television series, Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, discusses the life and works of G.K. Chesterton, one of the modern Catholicism's most famous and prolific authors. Chesterton, a great defender of the common man, the family and the Catholic faith, wrote profoundly on all the important subjects — religion, politics, history, literature, art, economics, philosophy, sociology.
This powerful new feature film is a modern look at the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often called ‘The Saint of Second Chances.’ As a brash, hot-headed soldier in a time of political upheaval in Spain in the 1500’s, the young Ignatius went from living a life of brutal violence and debauchery, to becoming one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church.
This EWTN original docu-drama, filmed on location in Spain, Mexico, and California, presents the life and heroic missionary activity of Blessed Junipero Serra. Each episode of this beautiful miniseries combines insightful commentary from noted historians and experts with dramatized recreations of scenes from the life of this Catholic blessed who played such a foundational role in the evangelization of the Americas. Although his famous expedition from Mexico to California was filled with trials and hardships, Blessed Junipero Serra was determined to go “ever forward, never back.”
A powerful epic mini-series shot on location in Spain that tells the story of one of the most amazing women in history, St. Teresa of Avila. With meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, outstanding production values, and an incredible performance by actress Concha Velasco as Teresa, this acclaimed major film production is the definitive film on the life of this great saint.
Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people. CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.
Loren Cunningham was born in California in 1935. His missionary parents worked among the poor in the Southwest, preached in the streets and lived in a tent with boxes for furniture. At age 13, he had his first conviction of a call to world mission. Later he had a vision of the world covered with waves of young people taking the Gospel to all the nations of the earth.
This is the story of William and Catherine Booth, founders of The Salvation Army. It is a gripping narrative of struggle, difficulty, love, and ultimate triumph.
This film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C. S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt.