In honor of All Saints’ Day, we feature: “Who Cares about the Saints?” Admirers of Jesuit Father James Martin’s bestselling book, My Life with the Saints, will enjoy this DVD. But you don’t have to be familiar with the book to appreciate this 2009 documentary from Loyola Productions. Presented in English with Spanish subtitles and running 2 hours and 19 minutes, this DVD lends itself to a variety of uses. In the introduction, Fr. Martin speaks about the role of saints in Catholic Christian spirituality. Ten minute segments feature such canonized saints as Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, and Ignatius Loyola, in addition to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Father Thomas Merton and the American laywoman, Dorothy Day. In the Merton segment, Fr. Martin shares that his own priestly vocation was inspired by this American monk. “Merton shows us that we can be flawed but still be holy.” In his concluding remarks about St. Therese of Liseux, he pinpoints the Little Flower’s enduring appeal. “She shows us that one of the most difficult things to do – loving – loving our neighbors – loving our families – sometimes is heroic.” The “Insights” category contains a number of 1 to 3 minute shorts. The process of canonization is highlighted in “Becoming a Saint.” “Constant Conversion” points to the most profound reality of a holy life – awareness of the need for continually turning toward God. Use the on-line Order Form and request this DVD or search related titles with the key word: saint @ click here or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher@ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).
In honor of All Saints’ Day, we feature: “Who Cares about the Saints?” Admirers of Jesuit Father James Martin’s bestselling book, My Life with the Saints, will enjoy this DVD.