This moving investigation looks at five heroic martyrs—Augustus, Clement, Cecilia, Apollonius, and Agnes—who lived during years when Christians were cruelly persecuted and martyred.
Join Rainer Wälde as he sets out on a fascinating journey through Europe on the trail of the Celtic saints. Discover the origins of Christianity in Ireland and journey with the Irish monks as they embark on their great adventure through France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.
The heroic Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who rebelled against the evil of Nazi Germany and vehemently opposed Hitler during World War 2, could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his convictions.
His historic and prophetic address at Harvard Commencement on June 8, 1978. He was heralded as a hero in the West for his courageous and gifted writings from prison that exposed the horrors and tyranny of Soviet Communism. But the reaction here was more subdued, at times even hostile, when he began to speak with equal candor about the sins and spiritual poverty of the West, most notably in a commencement address given at Harvard University.
The amazing pilgrimage of C.S. Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham. Find out what happened to Douglas and what he absorbed about life and Christianity from Lewis — one of this century’s great communicators of the faith.
Before his death on September 21, 1996, a Dutch television crew and close friends accompanied Henri to places of major significance where he candidly reflected on the deep spiritual currents of his life.
Malcolm Muggeridge reflects on his half century of covering the great events of our century's history. He explains where it all brought him as a person. We follow him to his country estate, to Madame Tussad's Wax Museum where he is immortalized along with others of the greats, and to the Holy Land. It is in the Holy Land where Muggeridge finds the answers to his deepest questions. In his own inimitable, provocative, and entertaining style, Muggeridge exposes the twentieth century's idolatries, ideologies, and pretenses.
Brother Andrew was born in 1928 in Holland. Indonesia was still a Dutch Colony in 1945, and it was there, having joined the army, that he was wounded. During his recovery he began reading the Bible in earnest. "A bullet made an end to my sports ambition, but put me on the track to Jesus." Conversion "did not come suddenly," it grew from reading the Bible, and seeking God. He went to Glasgow in 1953 to study at the WEC mission college, but it was while attending a communist youth festival in Warsaw Poland, that he felt a decisive call to the field. He adopted the name Brother Andrew in 1960.
Jackie Pullinger comes from the Kensington section of London, England. She is probably best-known for her book, Crack in the Wall. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1966 and learned to love the "physically poor and morally poor" people she found there. She believes "wherever it is most dark must be the easiest place for the light to shine."
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.
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.
One of the most influential and yet little known figures of eighteenth-century American evangelicalism.
In this major two-part BBC documentary series, beloved actor David Suchet, best known for his role as Detective Hercule Poirot on PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery, goes on a compelling journey in search of Simon bar Jonah, better known as St. Peter.
For those who want a close and intimate portrait of Bonhoeffer. This video follows the life of the martyred theologian as vividly recalled by those closest to him: his friends, family, and students. Included are Bonhoeffer family photographs that have never been shown before.
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story shows how she served New York's poor and became a voice for the voiceless. The film shows Dorothy’s struggle as she establishes the Catholic Worker movement and commits herself to a lifetime of peacemaking, battling for justice, and hands-on service to the poor.
The extraordinary story of Catholic priest and missionary, Father Clemente Vismara, is told in this compelling documentary.
Francis and Clare of Assisi — two figures of the Middle Ages who went against all conventions of the times and whose way of life is still a challenge. With both beautiful photography that takes you to the places frequented by Clare and Francis and original music with medieval melodies, their extraordinary tale is told.
In this video journey we are accompanied by Bach authorities including classical guitarist Christopher Parkening. They guide us through the development, personal crises, challenges, remarkable work output, and the compelling inner motivation of Bach and show why it was so important to the composer that his gifts be used for the glory of God alone.
Brian C. Stiller, host of Vision TV's weekly broadcast Cross Currents (1994-1998), explores the heart of Nouwen's passionate message of faith in these insightful and penetrating interviews.
The amazing story of missionary Maria Prean is told in this award-winning documentary by Janina Huettenrauch. Maria was 60 years old when she decided to start a new life. She moved from Austria to Uganda, a country with more than two million orphans.
Discover the secrets the beauty of the ancient Irish church as host Rainer Walde goes on the trail of Celtic Saints.