A DVD series that presents true stories of people whose example of service to Christ and His Church have made a lasting impression on others. These heroes lived truly great lives, marked by moral depth, strength of character, outstanding courage, and unswerving commitment.
Seeing the struggles they faced in order to serve Christ and His Church, and how they succeeded so gloriously, we are challenged to follow their sample of dedication. Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI said of the saints that we look to their “shining example to reawaken within us the great longing to be like them; happy to live near God, in His light, in the great family of God’s friends. Being a saint means living close to God, to live in His family. And this is the vocation of us all.”
The Story of Saint Perpetua
Born to a noble Roman family, Perpetua converts to Christianity and makes her way to a secret gathering of the Church.
Arrested and tried, Perpetua and her companions take a valiant stand that echoes down through the centuries.
The Story of Saint Augustine
Bright, 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.
The Story of Saint Patrick
Sold into slavery as a young man, he has a daring escape and a wonderful conversion and is eventually called by God to return to Ireland to take the Gospel to his former captors! Find out why Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christ to Ireland in this exciting episode of Catholic Heroes of the Faith!
Suggested audience: Ages 8 and older.