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"Catholicism" documentary

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23 February 2013, 08:03 PM
"Catholicism" documentary
I'm watching this ten-episode documentary with Rev. Robert Barron. My parish library has a copy. Anybody seen it?

What a great piece of work! Beautiful cinematography. A lot of down-to-earth teaching about the Church. I'm really loving learning about my Faith. Smiler

Ends with this:

Catholicism is a way of seeing.
Catholicism is a manner of life.
Catholicism has a distinctive texture, feel, and resonance.

It all begins with, revolves around, and leads to Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
24 February 2013, 05:46 PM
Episode 8: "A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints."

I am loving this one! Fr. Barron celebrates some of the Church's most extraordinary saints--Edith Stein, Mother Teresa, Therese of Lisieux, and Katherine Drexel.

In episode 9, "The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit" Thomas Merton and St. John of the Cross are covered. It is brief coverage on Christian mysticism, but I think some important themes are illustrated.

I see EWTN is showing some of this again in March.

26 February 2013, 01:01 PM
Some of our retreat center staff are going through the series with the Dominican Sisters in Great Bend and they love it.

Sounds like a great resource.