Who Cares About the Saints?
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WHO CARES ABOUT THE SAINTS is a series of short eight to twelve minute films narrated by James Martin, S.J., author of the popular memoir MY LIFE WITH THE SAINTS. Fr. Martin s poetic and often comedic insight into the lives of the saints paints an inspiring and illuminating picture of how we can learn to better understand our own lives by better understanding theirs. All twelve of the short films together, along with an introduction by Fr. Martin, total 2 hours and 19 minutes. The twelve saints discussed in the DVD are: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, Ignatius Loyola, Bernadette Soubirous, Pope John XXIII, Therese of Liseux, Joseph, Peter, and Mary, Mother of Jesus.
About the Actor
James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest and author of the bestselling memoir MY LIFE WITH THE SAINTS, which won a Christopher Award and was named by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of the Year. Father Martin is also an Associate Editor of America Magazine, a frequent commentator in the media on religion and spirituality, and a popular lecturer and retreat master.
Top customer reviews
There are 12 profiles: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Joan of Arc, Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, Ignatius Loyola, Bernadette of Lourdes, Pope John XXIII, Therese of Liseux, Joseph, Peter, and Mary, Mother of Jesus. Out of these I enjoyed Thomas Merton's, Little Therese's, and St. Ignatius's- the others not as much. I suggest you rent on Amazon before buying, because had I done so I wouldn't have purchased. That's me though, you may love it.
Generally, I like Father Martin's body of work... and whether it's new to you or you've read/heard his content in other places, I think you'll find this to be a good use of your time (if learning about the saints holds any interest for you).
Photographs and artwork help the stories of the Saints come to life. This would be a very good resource to use as an introduction to Catholic saints.