Down through the ages, people have responded in various ways to the call of Jesus to follow him. Some of those responses have attracted followers and sparked new and rich spiritual traditions. On this DVD, Albert Haase, OFM, scholar of Christian spirituality, highlights six of the most vital spiritual traditions in the history of the Church: the Benedictines, Cistercians, Carmelites, Dominicans, Franciscans, and Jesuits. Each 30-minute presentation offers insights into the founder, the characteristics, and famous followers of that tradition. Ideal viewing for anyone wanting to know about these vital expressions of faith, these presentations share time-tested wisdom that will shape your own response to Jesus's invitation. Similar in appeal to James Martin's The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, they'll enrich your spiritual life and practice as you learn from the experiences of others. A simple discussion guide is included for small groups and adult faith formation programs.
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Come Follow Me offers a brief overview of the historical and spiritual roots of six religious orders whose contributions to the life of the Catholic Church continue to be felt today: the Benedictines, Cistercians, Carmelites, Dominicans, Franciscans, and Jesuits. At the beginning of each chapter is a brief interview of a member of the order being treated; this is followed by a presentation by Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, highlighting the historical roots of the founders of these orders, their challenges in obeying the unique call of Christ at their particular point in history, characteristic themes in the spirituality of the order, and examples of noteworthy persons and saints. From a technical perspective, the presentation of the orders is clean and consistent, and the images provided a helpful guide in orienting the mind of the viewer to the people and places under discussion. Questions for study groups accompany the DVD, and each section provides a good starting point for getting to know the various orders better.
This video provides an overview of the Jesuits and how they have been formed in the tradition founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola as he sought to follow Jesus and live out his call. The focus on Ignatius’ life in the midst of the 16th century context of the Counter Reformation helps ground the impact of his life experiences on his faith journey. Wonderful images of the sites of his moving life experiences enliven this presentation. The life of St. Ignatius is presented, showing the growth and development of the Jesuit tradition as a natural result of his saying yes to discerning and following God’s will he came to understand by listening and responding to the call of Jesus. It shows the development of the Jesuit educational system as well as the impact of his Spiritual Exercises. How do the Jesuits respond to the Call of Jesus? This video points to 7 key ways that are foundational to this tradition and explains these in an easily understandable progression. There is also a focus on 4 key influential Jesuits in the history of this Tradition: Matteo Ricci, Mary Ward (not a Jesuit, but one that founded an order of women who followed the tradition), Jean-Pierre de Caussade, and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. These 4 mini-portraits show the richness and the impact of this tradition in our world over the past few centuries.
Albert Haase, OFM, is a former missionary to mainland China and the award-winning author of eight books including Catching Fire, Becoming Flame, which is also available as two six-segment DVDs. Preacher of parish missions, presenter of spirituality workshops, and spiritual director, he lives in Texas. Visit his website at www.AlbertOFM.org.