Sacramental Resources

Go deeper into the meaning of the sacraments with these resources.

 

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Baptism

Reborn explores the deeply personal power of Baptism, bringing to light the spiritual reality for parents and godparents and, most importantly, the child being baptized. Rendered with a cinematic beauty that’s become the hallmark of the Augustine Institute’s film productions, Reborn presents the foundation of the Church’s teaching on Baptism, with a step-by-step explanation of the rite itself, including its profound place in Scripture and Tradition.

 

Episode 15: Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of the Christian life and it is the doorway that opens up to all of the other sacraments. In this powerful sacrament, we are freed from Original Sin and all personal sin and become a new creation in Christ. This language of “new creation” is not just flowery or symbolic—we literally, from the very depths of our being, become a new creation in Christ—a new person with a new mission.

 

 

Reconciliation

Forgiven explores the grace and healing offered in Confession and shows how this sacrament of mercy reveals the depth and bounty of God’s love. By looking at God’s revelation of his mercy in Scripture and making a step-by-step examination of the Rite itself, Forgiven communicates God’s invitation to each one of us to come experience his indescribable love in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

 

Episode 18: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the great sacrament of mercy in which we encounter the Divine Physician, Jesus Christ, who not only desires to forgive us of our sins, but also to heal the wounds of sin and give us true peace.

 

 

Marriage

More than a union based on romantic love or mutual fulfillment, marriage goes back to the very essence of what it is to be human – and reflects a design placed in our hearts by God himself. Beloved – from the producers of the renowned Symbolon series – explores the spiritual and eternal reality behind "I Do." Beautifully filmed and featuring acclaimed marriage experts, Beloved speaks to the very heart of every husband and wife, bringing  sacramental truth and  God-infused love into the everyday challenges of married life. Beloved: Mystery & Meaning of Marriage includes six inspiring and informative sessions.

 

Understanding the true meaning of marriage is one thing, living it out is another. Beloved: Living Marriage examines the day-to-day challenges of being united as husband and wife, while maintaining individuality.

With the hallmark beauty and insight of the Symbolon series, Beloved shows how to put faith at the center of your marriage. Learning to effectively communicate, turn conflict into understanding, avoid the pitfalls that wreck relationships, and understand sex in the context of authentic love are among the topics presented for helping relationships to thrive. Six sessions from trusted experts work for both marriage preparation and marriage enrichment opportunities.

 

 

Holy Eucharist

Episode 17: THe Eucharist

The Second Vatican Council teaches that “the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time, it is the font from which all her power flows.” The Eucharist and the celebration of the sacrifice of the Mass is at the very heart and center of the Christian life. It stands as the pinnacle of the New Covenant established by Christ, and the Eucharist is the source of the unity of the Church.

 

This powerful and inspiring film begins with the Gospel accounts of how Jesus Christ instituted the Eucharist. It explains how the sacrifices and offerings in the Old Testament prefigured the perfect and final sacrifice in Jesus Christ Himself—the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The constant belief of Christians in the Real Presence throughout history is clearly demonstrated along with examples of heroic witnesses for the Faith. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is explained as the center of the Christian life where Jesus becomes truly present in the Eucharist. The practices of Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction are presented as the real power behind any evangelization and essential to reviving faith in every Catholic parish.

 

Session 2: The Eucharist

It looks like bread and wine, yet it is called the Real Presence of Jesus. It is also called the Eucharist, but many Catholics would struggle to explain what that word means. What do Catholics really believe about the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and why has it become the center point of the Mass and our lives as Catholics?

 

Confirmation

Episode 16: Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the grace that was received in Baptism, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit comes upon us superabundantly. However, this extraordinary presence and power of the Holy Spirit is given to us in this sacrament so that we, like the Apostles at Pentecost, can be sent out as convincing witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

 

Annointing of the Sick

Episode 19: Anointing of the Sick and Dying

The second Sacrament of Healing is the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. This sacrament unites the sick to the sufferings of Christ and gives them the strength of Christ to endure their sufferings but also to transform their sufferings into redemptive suffering. For those who are dying, this sacrament prepares them for their journey to Heaven.

 

 

Holy Orders

Episode 20: Holy Orders

The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the sacrament in which the ministry of Christ as Head of the Church is exercised, and it is the sacrament through which apostolic succession is handed on in the Church. Through Holy Orders, men are conformed to Christ in such a way that Christ becomes really present in them and working through them when they perform the liturgy and the sacraments.