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.
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.