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For Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade children
Let's Pray In this wonderfully 20 min. episode, the ever-joyful Brother Francis will help your children establish a personal relationship with God through prayer.
This episode includes the songs:
Let’s Pray! showing us how we can pray anywhere
The Sign of the Cross about an prayer gesture
The Our Father the prayer sung to a moving melody
With God’s Love! encourages us to serve others
The Little Way of Saint Therese a visualized story.
The Unforgiving Servant Jesus Stories were created to help children apply the lessons found in the parables of Jesus, each 10 minute episode includes a story situation that children today can relate to, a parable, and a thought-provoking way to apply it. In this episode, The Unforgiving Servant, we learn how playtime fun can teach us to be merciful.
For 2nd and 3rd grade children
The Bread of Life Brother Francis teaches children all about the sacrament of the Eucharist in this 29 minute film. This episode contains:
The Last Supper—animated presentation of Jesus instituting the Blessed Sacrament The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini—the Patroness of First Communicants I am the Bread of Life and What More Can He Give —two visualized songs.
For 2nd and 3rd grade children
The Mass Brother Francis as he celebrates the life-changing power of the Mass in 30 minutes. Includes:The Celebration of the Mass —shows what happens during the Mass and our encounter with Jesus as we celebrate this wonderful gift of God
With a Heart of Praise - a-song expressing our gratitude to God
The Parable of the Publican and the Sinner—a moving, animated depiction of Jesus’s teaching on humility and forgiveness
For 4th and 5th grade children
The Rosary Brother Francis inspires children to deepen their faith by praying the Rosary in 24 min.
Includes: The prayers of the Rosary as well as the Apostles’ Creed—each wonderfully visualized! The Annunciation—an animated portrayal of Mary’s joyful submission to God’s will. These songs: I Love to Pray encourages children to communicate with God anywhere and anytime! The Our Father-musical rendition that celebrates our Heavenly Father’s presence.
The Saints Brother Francis introduces our heavenly friends, the saints in 27 minutes. Includes: The Story of Saint John Bosco —the devoted saint whose dedication to God and his calling changed many children's lives forever. I Will Do My Best for Jesus—A reminder to do our best for God and others regardless of our circumstances. Meet the Saints- introduction to like Dominic Savio, Thérèse of Lisieux, John the Baptist, and others. Entertaining and instructive, Brother Francis: The Saints is a wonderful way to help children better understand who the saints are and why they are so very important.
Francis 27 minutes 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 wish was to become a mighty warrior and conquer a magnificent castle.One day Francis felt a calling to greater glory. God had vested upon him a very special mission that would require a supreme act of courage. For the love of God, his King, Francis gave up everything that he had and joyfully embarked upon the most exciting and unexpected adventure.
Francis Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasue 33 minutes
Young Francis Xavier had everything going for him. A champion at sports and studies, he was ready to win the whole world for himself. Then one day his best friend, Ignatius of Loyola, showed him that true champions are of a far more heroic breed–-those who risk all to win the world for God.
Francis became a Jesuit missionary and set off to the farthest reaches of the world. He saved pearl divers, stood off pirates, and quested with a mysterious samurai warrior in search for a hidden treasure.
Juan Diego 36 minutes In 1591 Juan Diego found himself between two world, that of the Spanish conquerors and that of his own Aztec heritage. Because of his love for his people and his strong faith, Juan Diego turned to Jesus and His Mother, Mary for help in uniting his people. The answer to Juan Diego’s prayers has become one of the greatest events in the history of the Americas. This true story of the Blessed Mother choosing a hero for a key role in a beautiful miracle that would united diverse peoples and change the course of history. In the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, the miracle of the tilma of Juan Diego may still be seen, just as it was seen by the bishop in 1531.
Bernadette 30 minutes It’s February 11, 1858. Three girls from Lourdes, France, gather firewood in front of a grotto. Suddenly one of them, Bernadette Soubirous, 14, drops to her knees, gazes ecstatically at something beautiful that only she can see, and starts to pray. Soon the town buzzes: Has Bernadette, poor, sickly, and always behind in school, really seen a Lady from Heaven? Then a spring bubbles up from nowhere and withered arms and sightless eyes are cured. At last, the Lady tells Bernadette her name: “I am the Immaculate Concepcion.”
Saint Augustine 36 Minutes Young Augustine thinks his mother’s religion is foolishness. Convinced that his superior intellect will guide him, he sneaks away from home and ventures to a new life in the city of Rome. Soon Augustine finds himself in an important position as “The Voice of the Emperor,” with the life of luxury he’s always wanted. When the empire decides to take over the Christian basilica, Augustine prepares to give the speech of a lifetime, one that will slow the rising tide of Christianity’s influence. With his devout mother and the unwavering Bishop Ambrose on one side and the empire’s loyal soldiers on the other, Augustine must choose whom he will serve.
Nicholas 27 minutes Nicholas was still a young child when he discovered a very special secret that changed his life forever. It was the gift of giving, by which he brought happiness to many people. Nevertheless, in sharing this gift, Nicholas had to face many dangers. Here is the fascinating story of the boy whose love and care for others make him one of the most popular figures of all times. Today, more than sixteen centuries later, the entire world celebrates the kindness and generosity of the man we call Santa Claus.
Our Lady of Fatima 30 minutes In 1917, three children named Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta experienced a great miracle. While herding a flock of sheep outside the tiny village of Fatima, Portugal, the Blessed Mother visited them, not once, but many times, telling the children great and wondrous secrets that would affect all of creation. When the children tried to share the joyous news of Our Lady of Fatima, no one believed them, until the day the sun seemed to dance in the sky. It soon became clear that they had been chosen by the Blessed Mother to share her message.
Saint Patrick 31 minutes Patrick had it easy at his parents’ seaside villa. At 16, he thought he had it made for life–that is, until the day riders kidnapped him to nearby Ireland. Now a slave and shepherd, Patrick faced a bleak and uncertain future. To survive, he’d have to conquer cold, hunger, wild beasts, and even worse enemies. What’s more, Patrick would have to conquer himself. So he turned to God. With new strength and inner freedom, he began an incredible saga of faith against which no enemy would ever prevail.
Saint Perpetua 39 Minutes Born to a noble Roman family, Perpetua converts to Christianity when she is irresistibly drawn to the example of unselfish love and service that she witnesses in the local believers. Along with slaves Felicity and Revocutus, she makes her way to a secret gathering of the Church, unaware that the Emperor Septimius Severus has issued a decree prohibiting new conversions to Christianity. Arrested and tried, Perpetua, Felicity, and their companions take a valiant stand that echoes down through the centuries.