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Stone Manger: The Untold Story of the First Christmas

We will also visit any of the sites in the Old City that we missed on Thursday. July 31st Wed : Temple Mt. We will begin our first full day in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives, where we can view and discuss the history of ancient Jerusalem. From the Mount of Olives, we will walk down to Gethsemane.

We will return to our hotel in the evening. Today we will take a tour of the Jerusalem Center. We will have lunch at the Bedouin Tent. In the afternoon, we will visit the Herodion, where it is believe Herod may have been buried. We will begin the morning in Gethsemane. We will visit both the private gardens, where we will discuss and ponder the events that took place in Gethsemane. We will then visit the public gardens and the church of all Nations.

We will then go to the Jerusalem Center for sacrament Services. Here we will read and discuss of the events that took place as Christ was taken from Gethsemane to the High Priest. We will then visit the traditional location of the Last Supper meal. In the late afternoon after some free time for lunch in the Old City, we will visit the Garden Tomb, believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

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Transfer to the airport around PM. For those going to Jordan, we will schedule a bus transfer to the Red Sea that will depart around PM from Jerusalem. Aug 4th Sun — Cross border into Aqaba, Jordan. Transfer to hotel around PM. You will stay at a beautiful resort on the Red Sea. You can even ride a camel through the desert.

This is a surreal experience not to be missed. The afternoon will be free to relax at our luxurious resort on the Red Sea or to go snorkeling. This is a great way to relax following a fast-paced tour. Today we will visit the amazing site of Petra. Petra was established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans and was later occupied by the Romans. It is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction.

You will transfer from Petra to Amman, Jordan for your flights home. Bus will get to the airport around PM. You will want to schedule your flight home for after PM. The Delta flight typically departs at AM on the 7th. Brent L. Prior to joining the BYU Religious Education faculty in , he worked for the Church Educational System as a released-time seminary teacher, an institute teacher, and an administrator.

Top served as Associate Dean of Religious Education from He held the endowed Professorship in Moral Education for two years prior to his call as President of the Illinois Peoria Mission He was appointed department chair in June He is the author of more than a dozen LDS books and scores of academic articles on historical, religious, sociological and educational subjects. He is married to the former Wendy Cope from Idaho Falls. They are the parents of four children and reside in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Jeffrey R. He has taught and travelled in 23 Jerusalem Center programs to , and numerous other Holy Land tours.

He is also a senior fellow at the W. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. After serving a mission in West Germany and West Berlin during the mids, he met and married his wife Kim, who has adventured with him in Israel many times. They are the parents of six adult children and have a dozen grandchildren. On Christmas Eve a young boy looks into the gleaming windows where tables are laden with turkeys, ducks, geese, and cherry pie. He then peers into a window lit only by candlelight and sees a grey-haired lady sitting at a bar table with tears in her eyes.

And it came to pass that the happiest Christmas was shared by candlelight. The pressures of the Christmas season make Benji's ordinarily loving parents irritable. Seeing this, Benji's grandfather tells the boy a story about an elderly woodcarver who changed the unloving, uncaring people in a troubled town with his kindness. He also taught the town's people about Christmas, a day the adults had forgotten. In this fanciful episode of the popular, Close Encounters series, young people will see that the commandments aren't really a "book of rules" at all!

Rather, they present us with opportunities to give witness to God's love, share with others, and care for our friends and families as we help build God's kingdom everyday. From: Oblate Media 18 Minutes This item is for. During a classroom exercise wherein Father Brendan guides young students in making a rosary out of string and beads, young Alex finds he just doesn't get what the rosary is all about. Luckily for him, our helpful angel appears to clear things up. The rosary is all about major events in the life of Jesus, so the angel compares the Mysteries to a photo album. When it's made visual and Alex sees what the rosary represents, it all becomes real to him.

All four mysteries are presented and explained in age-appropriate language so that young audiences will understand that the rosary is a very special way to get in touch with Jesus and Mary. Sandra is having problems understanding the various symbols and rituals in the Celebration of the Eucharist and what they mean. To make matters worse, Mr.

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Ferndock volunteers to fill in for the regular religion teacher and confuses the issue even more! Ferndock on a video journey showing how gathering the faith community for the weekly Celebration of the Eucharist is very much like gathering the family for the celebration of Thanksgiving! In Close Encounters with the Mass, real-life situations are combined with fantasy and humor to show young people that the mass truly is relevant and meaningful to them.

Along with the rituals, important items like the Altar, Tabernacle, and Ambo are also explained so youngsters will see the celebration in a whole new way! From: Videos with Values 13 Minutes This item is for. Our helpful little angel returns to help another troubled student. This time, the angel guides young Anna as she struggles with the complex problem of what the sacraments mean in our everyday lives. Unchurched individuals. Some from Jewish backgrounds and others from Protestant traditions or blended families.

A fascinating group of adults come together to seek adult baptism into the Catholic Church at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Filmed on location in the Pacific Northwest and in the breathtaking interior of St. James Cathedral, the program is a vibrant and moving experience of the adult spiritual journey.

A coming-of-age tale following Sean Nathan Clarkson as he rebels and leaves his home, family and father Kevin Sorbo to figure out life on his own. Two years later -- while still on the journey to find life's answers -- Sean suddenly finds himself questioning everything he though he knew as he is confronted by a professor Darwin Harris who challenges Sean to see his life as a story; a best friend Azel James walking a dangerous path; and a strong and beautiful young woman Rachael Lee who is on her own journey to answers. Each one of these elements causes Sean to greater examine the choices he is making.

The story is one of drama, laughter, relationships, faith, and redemption, ultimately asking the questions, "Can broken stories have happy endings? Join Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, in a week directed group retreat as he delves into the simplicity and grandeur of Consoling spirituality.

Using his popular book Consoling the Heart of Jesus as a guide, Fr. Gaitley shares new insights into how you can console Jesus, presents the keys to the great sanctity of saints and blesseds like Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Mother Teresa, and explains how you can apply their teachings to your own life. From: Marian Press Min This item is for adult. Father Baron presents Biblical stories of true conversion. Why would intelligent, successful people give up careers, alienate friends, and cause havoc in their families As he was considering his own move into the Church, Donald Johnson traveled around the country to get the story for himself, from some of today's most interesting and articulate Catholic voices.

This catechetical film series will lead you to a deeper understanding of the lives of people who experience same sex attractions, and will speak with charity and clarity on these important topics: 1. The Cross has become the ultimate symbol of love in the world. As such, it is the single most revolutionary moral event that has happened on this planet. And, like all deep things in life, the Cross is largely mystery. The Cross reveals God's unconditional love and vulnerability; as a teaching and an invitation to discipleship; God suffers with us.

The Cross calls us beyond our selves, our own agenda, our own lie without resentment. From: Videos with Values 2 Sessions This item is for. Walking Toward Eternity, by Jeff and Emily Cavins, is an inspiring series designed to help you live your faith more fully by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to the Christian life. Through daily prayer and meditation with Scripture, you will be drawn into an intimate life-changing encounter with Christ. As you prayerfully reflect on God's Word, you will begin to hear the subtle ways God is speaking to you, and you will be challenged to set aside those things in your life that keep you from growing closer to him.

By putting the fruits of your study into practice, you will be able to make real changes in your life, changes that will make you more like the person God created you to be. Daring to Walk the Walk, the first series of Walking Toward Eternity, introduces seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life: Love, Forgiveness, Humility, Prayerfulness, Faithfulness, Sacrifice, and Thankfulness. David, poet and musician. The simple shepherd chosen by God. The boy who defeated the giant Goliath and the man who defeated great armies.

David, King of Israel. Leonard Nimoy and Jonathan Pryce lead a talented cast in this vivid retelling of one of the Bible's most powerful stories. Brave warrior David leads his troops in battle against Israel's enemies and, tragically, against his own son. The film's human dimension is as vital as the combat. When David begs to know why he must suffer, the answer comes: "Perhaps it is those who God loves the most Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden.

He was called to govern the Garden, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.

In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings. His quiet life in Bethlehem ended when young David killed Goliath and was anointed king. His heart for God catapulted him to a life of grief and glory. Join the exciting journey through ancient Israel following the saga of David and Solomon.

Together you'll tend sheep, confront a lion, kill Goliath, hide in caves, and rise to the throne of power. Discover how David and Solomon prefigured the life of Christ. Retrace the footprints of the warrior king and his royal son to better understand the roots of our faith and the church. Esta serie de DVD es una gran herraminenta para el studio personal o en grupo. From: Heart of the Father Ministries 8 sessions This item is for adult.

Certainly not my family. Certainly not my pastor. Certainly not my friends. Rilene, A successful businesswoman who realized that twenty-five years with her partner did not provide the fulfillment she had hoped for. Paul, an international model who, after a life of self-indulgence, found grace in the last place he expected. Discovering Christian Classics: 5 Session in the Ancient Faith of Our Future provides a five-week study that is excellent for any high-school or adult formation process. Join these two dynamic Christian teachers - a founder of the New Monastic movement and a professor of Christian spirituality - and your group will learn about five of the essential classic spiritual works of the Christian tradition: 1 The Meaning of Conversion and Prayer, 2 How to Love, 3 St.

Episode 1. God's School of Trust. The sin of our first parents, Adam and Eve, has distorted the way we see God. But God hasn't given up on us. In fact, he has tirelessly worked to heal our distorted image of him through his "School of Trust," beginning with his chosen people in the Old Testament. Episode 2. Behold, This Heart. Unfortunately, humanity's distorted image of God has still remained a problem throughout Church history.

But God doesn't give up on us. Margaret Mary, the merciful moral theology of St. Alphonsus de Liguori, and the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux. From: Augustine Institute 40 min This item is for. Episode 3. The Suffering Servant. If an entire nation can be God's "suffering servant," then Poland served that role throughout history by helping to save the civilized world through its fidelity to its Catholic faith. Episode 4 - Faustina and the Spread of Divine Mercy. The tumultuous history of Poland set the stage for a remarkable woman to become the catalyst of the main drama of the Second Greatest Story Ever Told, a drama involving the modern message of Divine Mercy and its popularity following World War II.

From: Augustine Institute 46 min This item is for. Episode 5. Proclaim This Message. Against the backdrop of a world engulfed in war, the prophetic drama surrounding a small town in Portugal captures the hearts and minds of believers and unbelievers alike. From: Augustine Institute 53 min This item is for. Episode 7. The Secret of Divine Mercy. Blessings from blood, victory though suffering, designs of mercy amidst desperate situations - such are God's hidden ways of mercy, ways that triumph over evil.

Episode 8 - God's Master Plan. Through St. John Paul II and the triumph over Communism that he helps inaugurate, God reveals a beautiful plan that amazes and blesses the whole world. From: Augustine Institute 49 min This item is for. Episode 9. Mary's Knight. In the mix of people and events surrounding the Second Greatest Story Ever Told, one man emerges for his instrumental role in conquering Polish hearts for Mary Immaculate, including the heart of St.

John Paul II. Episode 10 - The Final Question. The historical reality of the Second Greatest Story Ever Told includes every one of us - if we're willing to enter the story. Gaitley concludes the series with inspirational and practical tips to show us how to enter into the heart of God's Divine Mercy. From: Augustine Institute 50 min This item is for. Today - more than ever before - our kids are bombarded by an endless array of frivolous distractions; distractions which often blunt their sense of the spiritual.

They need the anchor of Jesus' Mercy to hold them fast. Engagingly animated, it features St. Covering such topics as the origins of the Divine Mercy Image, the importance of the Sacrament of Confessions, and much more, it is a great tool for introducing your children to God's infinite mercy. Students will learn the fullness of the Catholic Faith through the story of the life and mission of St. Pictures from the life of St.

Faustina as well as dramatic video clips help to tell the story. The Connection with the Shroud of Turin. Importance of Trust in God. From: Marian Fathers 57 Minutes This item is for. The film was an act of faith in God's mercy for mankind, and a fulfillment of the Congregation of the Marians' commitment to spread the message of mercy brought to the world through a young Polish nun. During the last four years of her life she wrote the equivalent of printed pages. This was a work of faith.

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Divine Mercy - No Escape captures the tenderness of Sister Faustina's heart toward her mission as she received the call. From: Marian Press 47 minutes This item is for. Moshe the donkey leads children through the events surrounding Jesus' life in this charming story. Moshe is the foal that Jesus road into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Moshe and his little donkey cousins encounter the Messiah at various times: in the temple in Jerusalem, at the wedding feast of Cana, and on the Calvary. And after keeping watch at Jesus'' tomb for three days, Moshe comes face to face with the risen Christ. Doors of Mercy: Exploring God's Covenant With you is an eight-part program that leads you on a journey through salvation history, from God's merciful promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, to the prophets'' call to renewal, to the fulfillment of God's promises in Christ.

Jeffrey Kirby guides you through the first seven lessons, where he explores the rich history of God's covenant with His people, and how He offered them mercy even after they strayed from Him time and time again. Faustina and the Divine Mercy message and devotion. Each session concludes with personal testimonies from feature presenters, demonstrating the power of Divine Mercy in the world today and inspiring viewers to foster a closer relationship with Christ.

From: Saint Bendict Press 8 lessons This item is for senior high, adult. At School David discovers a fuzzy caterpillar and takes it home. A short time later he finds it's missing, with only a silky white ball left. Then one day David finds that his cocoon has become a beautiful butterfly. He follows it as it flits along the street until he notices a man, white and shining, standing in a garden This video will help young children learn about the events of Jesus's death and resurrection. Join the internationally renowned Choir of the University of Notre Dame in the Basilica Sacred Heart as they celebrate Christ's resurrection -- and the hope it symbolizes -- through scripture readings, songs, and hymns.

The choir takes viewers on a deeply moving journey that enlivens the spirit and strengthens the soul. Echoes of Faith Plus is a basic level video-assisted resource for the formation and enrichment of catechists in parishes and Catholic schools. Respected theologians, catechetical experts, and practitioners served as writers, advisors, and demonstration catechists for the the project.

Echoes of Faith Plus is made up of a series of modules divided into three categories: Theology, The Catechist, and Methodology. The main components of each modeule are a DVD and a companion booklet. The DVD includes a four-segment video process related to the module content plus two expert inteviews.

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A catechist who completes the Echoes of Faith Plus formation program will experience a process of spiritual formation, gain an overview of the major doctrinal themes contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and learn practical skills for leading effective catechetical sessions. The third pillar of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "life in Christ," addresses the topic of morality. Morality deals with how we are to live as Christians.

We seek this understanding in and through Jesus, who describes himself as "the way, and the truth, and the life" John The goal of this module is to explore the foundations of Catholic morality and the practice of the moral life. One goal is to help you reflect upon and articulate your personal faith. Another goal is to understand more fully the truths you profess as a member of the believing community so that you can share your faith with others.

This presentation of the truths of your faith is not an exhaustive treatment of these beliefs. However, through the process of reflection on the content provided here, you will increase your understanding of the truths of the Catholic faith and feel more confident in expressing them. Catholics are a sacramental people. Our faith is rooted in the belief that God is present among us, that God took on flesh and walked among us in the person of Jesus Christ, that Jesus' death and Resurrection were saving for us all, and that the Spirit of God was sent by Jesus to guide and animate us as Church.

When we gather to worship, we ritualize our belief in these mysteries and celebrate the ways in which we find them still deeply present in our lives. In this module you will explore the meaning of liturgy and sacrament and gain insight into why the sacramental life of the faith community is so central to our Catholic identity. This module explores our relationship with the living God that we call prayer.

It places prayer within the context of our spirituality, the name we give to the entire life lived in response to God's call. Prayer and spirituality are our whole hearted "yes" to the mystery of God seeking us. We express this mystery in our creeds, celebrate it in our liturgy, and live it out as we attempt to follow the way of Jesus. The Scriptures explores the central themes and message of the Bible.

It explains what the Bible is and why it is considered the holy book of the Christian community. It introduces some of the foundational stories of the Bible. The module concludes with a reflection on Jesus Christ, who reveals to us the fullness of God's saving action. It also describes the activity of the disciples as they began to spread Jesus' message beyond Palestine after his Resurrection.

The National Directory for Catechesis reminds us that "God reveals himself to us gradually and in stages, drawing us ever closer in order to prepare us to welcome the culmination of God's self-revelation in Jesus Christ. This module will introduce you to the continuous cycle of growth and development that occurs throughout life. You will explore this process of growth from four perspectives: cognitive, psycho social, moral, and faith growth.

The topics in The Learner are: building knowledge, relating to others, learning to love, and growing in faith. The infertility industry in the United States has grown to a multi-billion-dollar business. What is its main commodity? Human eggs. But who is this egg donor? What are the short- and long-term risks to her health? Is she treated justly? The answers to these questions will disturb you It is a life-changing experience that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of middle-school-aged kids.

Designed specifically for sixth to eight graders, Encounter uses the color-coded Bible Timeline learning system to reveal the story of our Faith and God's plan for our lives. As your students are drawn into this story, they will come to a new and profound understanding of who God is. Most importantly, they will see God not as a distant doctrinal concept, but as a loving Father who desires a meaningful and lasting encounter with them.

Paul's letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church - as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God's great love for us can transform our daily lives - if we allow it. Ephesians will enrich your faith and show you how to live it out. This is our story, this is our family. Our identity as Catholics means that we are inheritors of the deeds of holy men and women who for 2, years have built a great civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world.

Church history is not just the recitation of popes, people, places, and events; it is a story of adventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion. This story is our story; this is our family. If we know our past, and how we fit into the story, we will be better prepared to face whatever may come in the future. Following the conquest of Babylon, the King of Persia gives a banquet for his people at which he requests the presence of his Vashti. As she refuses the King's demand, Ahasuerus disowns Vashti and goes in search of her replacement.

In his harem, he meets the young girl Esther who immediately captivates him with her charm and beauty. Unaware of her Jewish heritage, King Ahasurus falls in love with Esther. Esther then reveals to Ahsauerur that she is Jewish and asks him to show her people mercy, because of a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right-hand man, Haman. In doing so, she saves the lives of many innocent people and paves the way for their return to Jerusalem. From: Affirm Films 91 Minutes This item is for junior high, senior high, adult. We are a Eucharist people, a Eucharistic church, a community formed and nurtured by the Eucharist.

How does the Eucharist work? What are its various meanings? In the year of the Eucharist, we pause to reflect upon the Eucharist. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, is a renowned author and specialist in the fields of spirituality and systemic theology. His weekly column appears in Catholic newspapers around the world. From: Oblate Media Minutes This item is for senior high, adult. Session 5: How Jesus Makes an Evangelist.

The work of evangelization cannot be done without missionary disciples. Just as Christ commissioned the first Apostles and disciples to evangelize the ancient world, so too he commissions us to be missionary disciples in the modern world. But how does Jesus form us into his evangelists? Session 6: Sacraments and the Spirit. To know the Sacraments is to know the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God, promised by Christ, came in a mighty way at Pentecost; this same Spirit comes to us today through the Sacraments by which we are born to new life as sons and daughters of God and co-heirs with Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.

From: Augustine Institute 46 minutes per session This item is for. Session 9: Joy in Persecution. How do we respond to conflict, rejection, and outright persecution? The early Christians' response was joy! And their prayer in the face of persecution was for a greater outpouring of God's Spirit. How do we imitate this incredible response?

Session The Belly of the Beast. Whether to Jews or to Gentiles, whether the culture was religious or pagan, the Apostle Paul proclaimed the Gospel in a meaningful and powerful way. How did he do it, and what can we learn from him today? From: Augustine Institute 50 minutes per session This item is for.

Session 7: Leadership in the Church. Did Jesus Christ intend for his Church to have distinct leadership roles? This session explores how the various levels of authority - bishops, priests, deacons, laity - are not only present in the Acts of the Apostles, but are used by the Holy Spirit to direct the Church to all truth as Jesus promised.

Session 8: Charisms of the Spirit. What is a charism? Do we all have them? And what are they to be used for? This lesson delves into the myriad of charisms the Holy Spirit lavishes on God's people for the building up of Christ's Body, the Church. From: Augustine Institute 43 minutes per session This item is for. Session 3: Proclaiming the Kerygma. After St. Peter's preaching on Pentecost, 3, people were baptized! Just what did Peter say that had such impact? The core message Peter proclaimed - the kerygma - has the same power to change lives today as it did on Pentecost.

Session 4: Signs and Wonders. Do miracles still happen? And do they have a role to play in evangelization? The early life of the Church was as full of signs and wonders as Christ's public ministry. And these miracles are meant for every age to bring about new, and renewed, faith in Jesus Christ. From: Augustine Institute 52 minutes per session This item is for.

Session 1 - Why Study Acts? This session looks at the "signs of our times" - with sobering reminders of how desperately our world needs a restoration of the biblical worldview - and our role in the great spiritual battle surrounding us. Evangelization is not an optional activity for the Church, but the very reason she exists. Session 2 - Clothed with Power. The descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost brought about a radical transformation in the Apostles and disciples and, through them, the whole world.

This "sober intoxication of the Spirit: was, and is to be, expected in the life of every believer, and is meant to bring about the same radical transformation in our own day. From: Augustine Institute 49 minutes per session This item is for. They celebrated the diversity reflected in the Church in North America, and explored how to evangelize God's people, from whatever culture. This video program is designed to bring the Institute to those who could not attend in person.

Whether you work in evangelization or adult faith formation, for a diocese or a parish, this resource will help you in the work of evangelization, even across cultures. In today's fast-paced and stress-oriented world, it is hard for young people to stop and search for God's will for their lives. A young person's life is full of decisions: what to do after high school, what career to pursue, whom to marry, and where to live. These are only a few of the questions they face. Without God's guidance, the future is overwhelming, worrisome, and frightening. This video explores the pat to finding God's will, helping young people to hear His purpose for their lives.

From: Paraclete Press 40 Minutes This item is for. Born in Connecticut of Irish immigrant parents just a few years before the Civil War, Michael McGivney grew up at a time when millions of Catholic immigrants were struggling to overcome poverty and prejudice. As a parish priest in the gritty New England manufacturing town of New Haven, he made a deep impact on his community, earning the respect of the Protestant establishment and the love of his parishioners at St. Emboldened to care for families threatened by the death of the breadwinner, Fr.

This film offers a rare glimpse into the life of an extraordinary priest and visionary leader. From: Janson Media 57 minutes This item is for senior high, adult. This award-winning movie is a beautiful representation of the mystical life of St. Maria Faustina, who became the "Apostle of Divine Mercy". It tells the story of her mystical experiences as a nun living in a convent in Poland in the early 20th century. It is to her that Jesus appeared and commanded that she be his instrument for promoting devotion to his Divine Mercy, and that the Feast of Divine Mercy be established and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

He also requested from Sister Faustina that an image be painted and venerated of him and his Divine Mercy, and asked that we pray especially the Chaplet of Mercy. The story and film are based on her own writings from her "Diary", which has become a worldwide best-selling spiritual work. From: Ignatius Press 88 minutes This item is for. Produced by the award-winning filmmakers of the highly acclaimed feature film The 13th Day, this is a powerful and in-depth documentary that combines archival footage, dramatic reenactments, original interviews with Fatima experts and stunning visuals to tell the whole story of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.

With high production values and a beautiful look, artists and filmmakers Ian and Dominic Higgins present a compelling docu-drama on all the crucial details about the appearances and messages of Our Lady in Fatima in , a message of prayer, penance and conversion that is desperately needed in our modern world.

From the initial apparitions of the Angel who prepared the children for Our Lady's coming, to the Miracle of the Sun, including moving film footage from The 13th Day, this illuminating and inspiring film will impact all those who see it to personally take heed of the critical messages of Our Lady of Fatima. From: Ignatius Press 90 Minutes This item is for. On the eve of Christmas in the year , Francis of Assisi, with the help of some friends, recreated the nativity scene in a cave near Greccio, Italy.

A simple hay-filled manger, and an ox and ass, were all the saint used to evoke the poverty and humility of Christ's birth. After the death of Francis, the custom of the Christmas crib spread around the world. Today every culture touched by Christianity expresses the mystery of Christmas in settings and figures unique to that place and its people. Video tells the story of Francis and the first Christmas crib by means of a simple narration.

The adventure begins as two young people try to be the first to discover a treasure hidden in the local church. In this animated feature, they discover that the real treasure is none other than Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Hidden in the tabernacle waiting our prayers, looking for us each day in Holy Communion, He is the greatest treasure imaginable.

The conflicts of the early Christians in Corinth are in many ways similar to our struggles today as Christians. With divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials of the faithful, the message of St. Paul to the Corinthians is a much-needed message for our own times. Paul taught the Corinthians about the nature of grace and the Church as the body of Christ. Most importantly, he introduced the Corinthian Christians to the most powerful gift of all, the Eucharist. From: Ascension Press 10 Sessions This item is for senior high, adult.

Jesus calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. Following Christ is a seven-week journey of Catholic discipleship.

Participants are invited on the journey to a deeper and more committed discipleship of our Lord Jesus Christ. Presenters Dave Nodar, Fr. Erik Arnold, and Ally Ascosi share practical teachings on how to live as a Catholic disciple of Jesus Christ in today's world. Following Christ is the second part of the ChristLife evangelization process. It is designed to help people who have completed the Discovering Christ course enter into deeper union with God and to establish the lifestyle of a disciple of Jesus Christ through praying together, hearing discipleship focused teaching, and growing together in small group community through discussion and accountability.

From: ChristLife 5 hr 30 min This item is for adult. The Parable of the Sheep - a simple yet powerful reminder of what it means to serve Jesus by our service to others, even the least among us. The Story of the Wise and Unwise Builders - a fun and unforgettable lesson on the benefits of living life as God intends. This Little Light of Mine - a musical lesson showing the effect our faith can have on others. From: Herald Kids 3 Segments This item is for. This video opens its audience to the lives of modern women who have responded to a personal call to follow Jesus Christ with the gift of their own lives.

This inspiring journey showcases the stories of Sisters from multiple communities from their first hearing of the call to their daily lives now - praying, accompanying the poor, tending the sick, comforting the elderly, teaching the young, and protecting the most vulnerable. From: Grassroots Films, Inc. This item is for. Sin, guilt, failure, disappointment We all have to deal with them, but we can't do it alone. The remedy is immediately available and miraculously effective - the Sacrament of Reconciliation Confession isn't a rule, a formality, or an old-fashioned ritual.

The Blessings of Confession - This episode includes: "The Parable of the Tax Collector" - an entertaining, animated depiction of Jesus' teaching about repentance. How to make a good confession. It was the age of knights and kings, when honor belonged to the heroes and glory was found in the battle field.

There lived a brave young man named Francis, who's wish was to become a might warrior and conquer a magnificent castle. Francis felt a calling to greater glory. God had vested upon hima very special mission that would require a supreme act of courage. Francis gave up all that he has and joyfully embarked upon the most exciting and unexpected adventure.

Fortunately for young women today, another sort of model took these great models of womanhood - the saints in Heaven - to heart. In her new DVD, From Top Model to Role Model, fashion model and Catholic "revert" Leah Darrow offers her own story of sin and redemption as a case study in how damaging the current culture can be to women.

Launching her career as a cast member of the TV reality show America's Next Top Model, Leah plunged headfirst into the modeling business. Today recovering from the ordeal and having returned to the Catholic Church of her childhood, Leah speaks to young people, in particular young women, about the importance of maintaining their dignity and their relationship with God. This video is about 'warm fuzzies' - acts of positive attention and recognition such as kind words, touching, smiles and expressions of love. Warm fuzzies are given and received freely until fear enters the picture with rumors that warm fuzzies are in short supply.

Suddenly, people are afraid to give them out and look for artificial substitutes with the results being a world not unlike the one in which we presently live. One size doesn't fit everyone! When we think we've reached the deepest level of discipleship, Jesus invites us to more.

What are these invitations from Jesus to give our lives more deeply; and how can we recognize them? Why does he invite us to give our death as a blessing to others. Discover what Generative Discipleship means in a Biblical perspective and how it will bring a deeper meaning to your life.

It began in with one man's vision to bring about change and reform. But unexpectedly, it would forever alter the very flow of contemporary human history. From the debate on changing the Mass and the Sacraments to the volatile relationship between the Church and modern culture, Vatican II brought about sweeping reforms throughout both the Church and the world.

He left behind a lasting legacy. But what would now become of the Council inspired by his genius of the heart? Genius of the Heart is the first installment in a series of five one-hour programs which examines the dramatic changes fostered by the Second Vatican Council and its continuing effects on history and the modern world. Young children will get a view of the first Christmas from a unique perspective. This is the story of an ordinary little bug who lived in a crack of the Jerusalem wall.

This little creature follows three travelers on camels as they follow a star leading to a newborn king.

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This delightful story is told in rhyming verses and is beautifully illustrated. This poignant story about the relationship between a boy and a tree illustrates some truths about the meaning of giving, receiving and love. The tree happily and unselfishly offers itself to the boy for climbing, shade and rest. But as the boy grows up, he wants different things from the tree -- money from its apples and lumber from its limbs. The boy's life takes him farther from the tree, but old age reunites them and brings their relationship full circle.

A Christian college freshman Shane Harper and his atheist philosophy professor Kevin Sorbo debate the existence of God. To pass the course, Josh Wheaton must prove to the class that God is alive. Putting his relationships and his future on the line, will Josh be able to support his beliefs? Court is now in session! The Three Days are the center and climax of our Christian year. It all begins on Holy Thursday evening and ends on Easter Sunday afternoon. This video explores what happens in the afternoon or evening of Good Friday.

The church assembles in a way that is unlike any other day of the year. Kneeling or prostrate, all are silent. Then the scriptures are proclaimed, and many prayers of intercession are chanted. Finally, the holy cross is set down in the midst of the church, and, for as long as it takes, each person comes forward to venerate and honor the wood of the cross, all the while singing of its glory. Video will fuel discussion about what a Good Friday celebration should be. In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory, an impassioned group of men and women risk everything for family, faith, and the very future of their country - as the film's adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the s Cristero War - the daring people's revolt that rocked the 20th Century North America.

December , Mexico. On her request the Indian peasant wraps some Castilian roses in his "tilma," which had mysteriously bloomed on the barren rock at his feet. He is given an audience with his Bishop to tell his amazing story, and when he meets the Bishop he opens his cloak to a miraculous scene: the image of the Virgin is impressed upon it. The image is extraordinarily real.

Centuries later, the results of scientific analysis are amazing. In the Virgin's eyes the 13 figures who witnessed the miracle are visible. The stars on her cloak are positioned exactly as they were on the day of the miracle. The painting technique used is unknown. The color are vibrant and intact; the cloth itself, uncorrupted by time. And that's not all: an extraordinary discovery reveals the Spanish origin from Extremadura, Spain of the name Guadalupe and it's incredible connection with the Evangelist Saint Lucas.

Guardians, in the service of Holy Mother Church, calls forth such ideals as honor, loyalty, justice, chivalry, and respect for all. In the use of the term guardian, the altar server is reminded of his duty to serve the Lord of lords with fidelity and honor, to treat others with respect and justice, and to live an upright personal life, defending always the rights of God and his Holy Church. The Master Guardians are those young men who have proven to be true to the service of this society over the course of years. From the basics of liturgy as the official, public prayer of the Church, to the reasons behind the changes, Fr.

Greg takes you on a journey to a deeper understanding of the Mass. Use the resources in this package together or seperately to fit your needs. Anthony Messenger Press This item is for senior high, adult. Happiness features interviews with well-known psychiatrists, celebrities, New Testament scholars, physicists, and priests and uncover the deeper answers to life's most profound questions. Using Fr. Spitzer's proven paradigm, "The Four Levels of Happiness" as our cornerstone episode 1 , we move through the remaining 6 episodes dealing with unhappiness and depression and then to evidence for our transcendent and eternal life.

We examine the resurrection of Jesus Christ and finally, we learn how to properly deal with, and benefit from, suffering. What can we do in the midst of a consumer society that distorts our most cherished values? This timely video teaches children and reminds parents why we celebrate Christmas. It explains why people began to give gifts at Christmastide, and offers practical solutions for simpler, non-materialistic yuletide celebrations. Most importantly, it emphasizes Christ's message of peace, justice and care for our world nad its people.

Share the story of the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ with your family. Relive the real story of Easter as you watch He Is Risen. The story of the greatest miracle of all. Sorrow and despair become complete joy and love as the disciples behold and walk with their resurrected Master. From: Nest Family 45 Minutes This item is for. This video explores what we do in the first hours of the Three Days, after lent is quietly left behind.

We see and hear how the church assembles on Thursday night and processes into the Paschal Triduum. After people have heard powerful scripture readings, taken time to wash each other's feet, raised a collection for the poor, celebrated eucharist and gone singing in procession with the blessed sacrament -- then the Three Days are well begun. What group in your parish would not be stimulated to love and appreciate our Catholic tradition by watching this video. Even more, it will help the parish year after year observe Lent with great anticipation.

What is prayer? How do we pray? Why do we pray? From the thoughts and comments of church leaders to the insights and experiences of Catholics from all walks of life, the prayer DVDs invite us all to discover how much we pray already. From: Oblate Media 22 Minutes This item is for senior high, adult. Beth and her brother, Digger, can hardly wait for the Christmas celebration to come, so they are excited to learn that the church has a special season of waiting and preparation in expectation of the coming Savior; the season of Advent.

Beth and Digger happily hear God's plan of salvation as they light the candles of their Advent wreath and mark the days until the coming of Emmanuel, our "God With US. From: Creative Communications 27 Minutes This item is for. Digger is a curious youngster who would like to join in on the Halloween festivities, but some of his friends say that celebrating Halloween is wrong. Digger is pleased to learn that young Christians can enjoy the Halloween celebration with the knowledge that God is our refuge and strength, therefore we have nothing to rear.

From: Creative Communications 25 Minutes This item is for. We are all searching for answers to the most basic questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Do we really matter? In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanaian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.

The Mass is a window into time and eternity. This animated feature will inspire devotion in young people as it takes them to Calvary, years ago and to the altar today. They are present at the foot of the cross and see Jesus as He takes on the sins of the world and dies out of love for them This is not science fiction, or a Hollywood special effect, but a great mystery. Christians throughout the ages have learned the true meaning of their lives through encountering Christ on the cross, at each sacrifice of the Mass. Now it is time for you to discover it too!

I Will Follow, is a short film we have created to encourage men to consider a vocation to the priesthood. The joy they have experienced in their vocation is a moving and powerful witness for the priesthood. This two-part film examines contemporary issues of interreligious understanding grounded in the timeless Franciscan tradition of tolerance, peacemaking, and social justice.

Follow St. This journey becomes a historic symbol for peace as Francis crosses the battle lines of the crusades and reached out to the enemy. These countercultural efforts of Francis, a simple friar, and the sultan, the leader of the Muslim forces of the Levant, made these men most unusual in their time.

Through them, we see an example that speaks to us today as we work to achieve understanding among peoples of different backgrounds, faith traditions, cultures, and ethnicities. How does God call you to make a difference in the world? All Catholics -- teenagers and senior citizens, college students and RCIA candidates, pastors and parish councils, Catholic schoolchildren and families -- will be challenged to respond to it.

Part one provides a brief but compelling overview of the seven themes of Catholic social teaching and a summary of the scriptural and historical context for their development. In part two, each theme is highlighted through the living examples of six extraordinary individuals and a couple who offer insight and inspiration as they share their own commitments to promoting justice and peace in the world today. On a cold, dark night in Bethlehem, two innkeepers are hustling and bustling trying to keep up all the work to be done.

Everybody's in town for the census and there's not a room to be found anywhere. Re-creates the first Christmas as seen through the eyes of Arimus and Ramada, busy innkeepers who had no room at the inn! These colorful puppets will bring laughter and warmth to your heart in a very special way.

This DVD is the first in a series of fun and faithful videos created to teach children ages about the Catholic faith. Uniquely presented "by kids - for kids" the "Holy Heroes Adventure Guides" take the audience into Scripture, back in time, and behind the scenes to reveal how the Old Testament manna, Passover, and Jewish tabernacle reveal the Last Supper, the Mass, and Eucharistic piety for today's faithful.

Children will enjoy the creative and attention-grabbing presentations - from play acting to puppet shows, to the flying "Holy Heros Answer Kid" and much more. From: Holy Heroes 60 Minutes This item is for. The greatest storyteller ever to live was Jesus Christ. He told parables and stories, not only to entertain and instruct, but to lead us on the path toward truth and light - the path to God. Each story is accompanied by a specific piece of music that deepens the tapestry and artistry of the entire story.

The songs in the video help to paint a picture of the scene or bring to a conclusion the overall theme. This beautiful, powerful, and expressive collection of stories is sure to inspire faith and hope. Over twenty percent of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion. Very little is reported about the effect abortion has on women who go through the procedure. In this revealing documentary we hear the very personal stories of five women who chose abortion. In their own words they bravely share their struggles with remorse and the array of psychological challenges faced after their decision.

There stories are explored by some of the world's leading Christian counselors who offer hope for forgiveness and restoration. From: Vision Video 58 Minutes This item is for. Echoes of Faith Series: Introductions to the Scriptures is intended as a general overview of the central themes and message of the Bible. You will learn what the Bible is and why it is considered the holy book of the Christian community. Topics: What Is the Bible? Why Is the Bible Holy? What's in the Bible?

Jesus: The Alpha and the Omega. A Story of Love - For a Woman. For a Brother. And For God. For seven long years, Jacob has labored to earn the right to marry beautiful Rachel. Now the seven years are up - but Rachel's devious father substitutes his elder daughter on the wedding night. Highlights of Jacob's life - how he usurped his brother Esau's birthright and blessing, the pillow of stone, the ladder to heaven, wrestling with God - are set against the heartache and hope of his relationship with the woman he seems destined never to possess.

Sustained by his faith in God and his love for Rachel, Jacob perseveres James is one of the most practical books of the Bible.


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Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. This study offers "pearls for wise living" by applying the wisdom of James to the present. For anyone who has struggles to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.

A Prophet of Destruction: Jeremiah tells the story of the prophet Patrick Dempsey who abandons his family and the woman he loves in order to relay God's message in Jerusalem. Scripture Citations for every day of Advent to instruct and inspire you with the Word of God. Have you ever felt that when Christmas comes around that you're just not ready?

Of all the liturgical seasons of the year, Advent is certainly the most stressful, and it may be the most confusing. Catholics seems to have a good grasp of Christmas, Lent, and Easter. But, what is the deeper meaning of Advent? And how can understanding this season help us better prepare for Christmas?

In this series, Dr. Brant Pitre shows how a deeper understanding of the ancient Jewish prophecies of the Messiah can help unlock the hidden meanings of the season of Advent. In this exciting talk, Dr. Pitre shines the light of the Old Testament and ancient Judaism on the words and deeds of Jesus to reveal the amazingly Jewish roots of the Eucharist.

Using his in-depth knowledge of Jewish messianic expectations, Dr. Pitre shows how the hope for a New Exodus and the coming of the Messiah really proves that Jesus really did intend to give us the Eucharist and it is nothing less than the gift of Himself, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. From: Catholic Productions This item is for.

A star-studded international cast adds depth and humanity to the roles of the people who walked in the footsteps of the Lord. The film provides the setting and background for the birth, childhood, baptism, teaching, and many miracles of the Messiah, culminating in the Divine Resurrection. From: Zonderkidz 10 6 Minute stories This item is for.

He's Here! In this eye-opening lecture, Dr. Pitre unveils the love of Christ in his Passion and the sacraments. Jesus the Christ: A visual meditation uses image and sound to capture and celebrate key moments in the hidden life, public ministry, Passion,and Resurrection of Jesus. The impact of the video is deeply personal and profoundly prayerful. Magnificent works of art retell the story of Jesus; instrumental music elevates the power of the images; artistic styles reflect cultural and ethnic diversity; leader's guide offers creative strategies for using the program with various ages in many settings; use in catechetical programs, for retreats, RCIA, youth ministry, seasonal program and celebrations.

Father Calloway shares how Saint Faustina embraced a spiritual life based on deep humility, purity of intention, and loving obedience to the will of God in imitation of the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the s, Saint Faustina received from the Lord a message of mercy that she was told to spread throughout the world. In a diary of about six hundred pages, she recorded the revelations she received about God's mercy. How could a laborer who chiseled rocks and cut wood forgive sins, heal the sick and raise the dead? Who was this first-century carpenter who change the whole course of history - or eternity?

As he trudged the dusty paths of Israel, he was worshipped as God; as he performed signs that revealed his divinity, he was executed as a traitor. Join Stephen Ray as he catches fish on the Sea of Galilee, camps along the Jordan River, and explores the places where Jesus lived and taught.

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