Restored: Stories of Encounter is
a six-part documentary series on individuals who had radical encounters with
Christ and went on to make a real difference in the world. This series provides
vibrant and genuinely human role models for all who desire life in Christ.
Every subject is a moving example of
Christ’s perfect love for the poor, the lost, and the weak. They can inspire
anyone who wants to do something good to
take the leap. All that the people in this series did was let their great love
move them to action.
· Connie McEldowney: Rustic Hope - A
unique pro-life effort in Dayton, Ohio that puts the most importance on caring
for young mothers and their children.
· Deacon Pablo Perez: Kolbe House -
This Chicago prison minister brings hope and healing to those behind bars—and
who better for the job than someone raised on those same streets?
· Fr. Bob Lombardo: Mission of Our Lady of
the Angels - Though it was devastated in a now-infamous fire fifty years
ago, Our Lady of the Angels church has become a beacon of hope for the poor
thanks to the work of one passionate man: Fr. Bob Lombardo.
· Alan Graham: Community First Village
- This beautiful village in Austin, Texas has given countless homeless a place
to call home. Alan’s work emphasizes loving and responsible rehabilitation for
the chronically homeless by giving them a supportive and lively community to
grow and thrive in.
· Sharon Mason: Equine Dreams - Sharon
discovered equine therapy because of her deep desire to help her son cope with
his rare neurogenic disorder. Today, her 13-acre equine therapy center provides
a beautiful place for people to find healing and discover beauty and purpose in
· Jordan & Jesse Schiele: Jerusalem
Farm - The members of this Catholic community strive to serve the Lord by
living intentionally, fasting from unnecessary luxuries, and helping build and
rebuild homes in their low-income neighborhood. They seek to live simply and
charitably in a world driven by consumerism.
This moving series
works wonderfully for a classroom setting, a family movie night, or a small
group at your parish. Get the accompanying study guide, or
purchase the bundle featuring one of each. Or you can get the small group starter kit featuring the DVD and five study guides!
· Approximately 25 minutes per episode
· Closed Captioning
· Language: English or Spanish