Lourdes is the most famous of all shrines to the Virgin Mary. Every year it attracts thousands of pilgrims. But Lourdes is not only about spectacular "miracles." Its central theme is that of inner healing. Lourdes is about physical and spiritual healing, recollection, prayer and inner peace.
Set against a moving sound track, American author F. LaGard Smith walks us through the English countryside, reflecting on themes that touch us all at points in our lives in a series of short timeless parables.
The twelve apparitions incorporated within the fourteen Stations of Joy explain the ultimate purpose of Jesus' life, death and Resurrection during the fifty day period from the feast of Easter until Pentecost. For each of the Stations there is a narrative taken from the final chapters of each of the four Gospels. This devotion parallels the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.
Trappist monks trace their history through 1,700 years of Western civilization. In this documentary, the reality of monastic life, as lived at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery in South Carolina, combines with fascinating images of the past to explore how the humility, contemplation, and simple life of monks fit into the modern world.
Ashes to Glory: An Easter Devotional on DVD takes viewers on a devotional journey from the remembrance of Ash Wednesday to the celebration of Resurrection Sunday. Each day contains a brief devotion (2-3 minutes) that reflects on a treasured song, poem, tradition, Scripture, character of the Passion story, or work of art that enhances the meaning of the season.
What is grace? What is its purpose? How do we receive it? Who can receive it? Are there different types of grace? Are there mistaken or erroneous teachings about grace? How does contemporary research help us understand the idea of grace? This film answers these and other questions about grace.
What are miracles? Are miracles possible and, if so, how do we know? Do miracles happen and, if so, what is their purpose? What attitudes should we take towards reports of miracles? How might miracles impact on our prospects for future happiness? What are the perspectives of science, theology, and philosophy on miracles today?