DVDs

The BE Attitudes: Ten Paths to Holiness

There are many paths to heaven. Each one of us is called to discover our own unique way to grow in holiness whether it be as a parent, spouse, babysitter, beautician, bartender, or businessperson. No matter the occupation or role we play in life, there are ten characteristics that should shine in the life of every Christian disciple. Each independent talk explores two or three of the ten important attitudes that will shape each one of us into the person God calls us to be.

 

*Session 1: Be Relational and Be Loving

*Session 2: Be Forgiving

Session 3: Be Compassionate, Be a Person of Surrender, and Be Contemplative

Session 4: Be in the Present Moment and Be a Person of Peace and Justice

Session 5: Be Grateful and Be Confident of Your Own Path to Holiness

Each presentation lasts 30 minutes. A simple Discussion Guide offering a format for five different 90-minute group experiences is included for adult faith formation groups.

This DVD can be purchased at Amazon or Paraclete Press


SAYING YES: What is God’s Will For Me?

What is God asking of me? How do I know if this is really of God and not simply my imagination?

Discerning God’s will is an ongoing process—not a static one-time decision! Albert Haase, OFM, scholar of Christian spirituality and spiritual mentor to hundreds, is known for offering clear, practical spiritual advice. This video is packed with concise counsel and real-life examples, unlocking the benefits of the ancient practice of discernment.

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* Session 1: God’s Dream of the Kingdom

* Session 2: Ten Attitudes for Discernment

* Session 3: Listening: The Heart of Discernment

* Session 4: A Discerning Lifestyle

* Session 5: Discerning the Designs of the Devil

* Session 6: Wrestling with God

Each presentation lasts 30 minutes. A simple Discussion Guide offering a format for six different 90-minute group experiences is included for adult faith formation groups.

Watch the 3 minute introduction to the first presentation here:

This DVD can be purchased at Amazon or  Paraclete Press 


COME, FOLLOW ME: Six Responses to the Call of Jesus

Down through the ages, people have responded in various ways to the invitation of Jesus to follow him. Some of those responses have attracted followers and sparked new and rich spiritual traditions.

In this DVD, Albert Haase, OFM, scholar of Christian spirituality, highlights six of the most vital spiritual traditions in the history of the Church:

 

* Session 1: Benedictines

* Session 2: Cistercians

* Session 3: Carmelites

* Session 4: Dominicans

* Session 5: Franciscans

* Session 6: Jesuits

Each 30-minute presentation begins with an authentic follower of the tradition briefly talking about its contemporary relevance. Then, Fr. Albert offers insights into the founder, the characteristics, and famous followers of that tradition. You’ll discover some time-tested wisdom that will shape your own response to Jesus’s invitation. A simple Discussion Guide offering a format for six different 90-minute group experiences is included for adult faith formation programs.

Watch the first 5 minutes of the first presentation below:

You can watch Catholic TV of Boston’s short 6 minute interview with Fr. Albert about this DVD here.

This DVD can be purchased from Amazon or Paraclete Press


KEEPING THE FIRE ALIVE: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life

The spiritual journey often takes twists and turns through territory that is uncharted and unexplored. It’s so easy to become disoriented, lost, and even discouraged. Where do we go for direction? How do we find our way? In this follow-up to his bestselling Catching Fire, Becoming Flame (book and DVD series), Father Albert Haase, ofm, mines the insights of our rich spiritual tradition and offers six presentations that become a road map and guide for the difficult terrain of the soul.

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Topics include:

* Session 1: Near Occasions of Grace and Spiritual Direction

* Session 2: Resisting Temptations

* Session 3: The Four D’s of the Spiritual Life

* Session 4: Making Sense of Suffering

* Session 5: Living in the Present Moment

* Session 6: The Agenda of the Ego

Keeping the Fire Alive: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life blazes and crackles with timeless spiritual wisdom taught by a wise spiritual teacher. This DVD is highly recommended for individuals and parish study groups. A simple Discussion Guide offering a format for six different 90-minute group experiences is included for adult faith formation programs.

Watch an edited, 15-minute clip below:

You can watch Catholic TV of Boston’s 7-minute interview with Fr. Albert about this DVD here.

This DVD can be purchased at Amazon or Paraclete Press

“His six presentations offer an animated Haase deftly relating to the topics…Though not replacing face-to-face direction, the solid advice offered in this program, filmed in front of a live audience in such a way that the viewer feels part of the group, will help anyone who has been struggling with their spirituality.”

–Library Journal, February 15, 2015


CATCHING FIRE, BECOMING FLAME: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation

Based upon his bestselling book by the same title as well as his workshop on spirituality, Fr. Albert discusses six important aspects of the spiritual life including:

 

* Session 1: The Spiritual Journey as a Process of Transformation

* Session 2: Having a Healthy Image of God

* Session 3: Principles of Prayer

* Session 4: The Examen

* Session 5: Decision-Making and Discernment

* Session 6: The Challenge of Forgiveness

Each of the six presentations in this DVD series is approximately 30 minutes in length and can be used as a follow-up for the newly baptized in an RCIA program, by adult faith formation groups, or by individuals who seek to deepen their spiritual lives at home. Christians of all denominations have found it enriching.

Watch the first 30-minute presentation below:

You can watch Catholic TV of Boston’s 7-minute interview with Fr. Albert about this DVD here.

Want to know where the title of the book and DVD series comes from? Watch the one minute video below:

This DVD can be purchased at Amazon or Paraclete Press

“Catching Fire, Becoming Flame by Fr. Albert Haase, OFM is Christian spirituality at its finest: bold, vibrant, and down-to-earth. After reading the book and watching this DVD series, you’ll understand why Fr. Albert is invited all over North America to share his Franciscan wit and spiritual wisdom.”

— Rev. Thomas Fowler, pastor
St. Mary’s Church,
Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada