St. Patrick: Pilgrimage to Peace — St. Patrick may be the most popular, yet least-known, figure in Christian history. Each year revelers hold parties and parades to celebrate his day, yet the average person likely has no idea who Patrick of Ireland truly was. St. Patrick: Pilgrimage to Peace unearths the true story of this fifth-century Christian who was brought to Ireland as a slave, where he labored six long years before finally escaping. But after returning home, Patrick shocked his contemporaries by voluntarily returning to the place of his enslavement in order to bring the gospel message to the Irish people. Go beyond the legends and clichês to discover the real St. Patrick, a man whose life continues to call us to the peace of Christ.
Torchlighters: The St. Patrick Story — Far from home and at the mercy of the Irish pirates who kidnapped him, young Patrick is forced to spend his days tending sheep and surviving wild animal attacks. That is, until he calls out to the God of his youth. Long days spent aching for home become long days praying. After six years as a slave, Patrick hears a Voice urging him to make a daring escape. Once back home, Patrick feels called to become a priest and is eventually appointed bishop, but all this pales when he receives yet another calling of God—to take the Gospel to his former kidnappers. Find out why the man known as St. Patrick is credited with introducing Ireland to Christ in this episode of The Torchlighters.
St. Patrick: The Irish Legend — This is the first ever feature film depicting the life of the world-famous Irish hero. Armed with only courage and conviction, Patrick's unwavering belief that good conquers evil would liberate Ireland and alter the course of history. Patrick Bergin, Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, and Susannah York star in this lush production filmed on location in Ireland. Patrick is born in Britain, the privileged son of nobility. At the age of 16, he is kidnapped by Irish raiders and enslaved by a cruel druid chieftain. Six years later, following many vivid dreams and visions of destiny, Patrick escapes and returns home to England and a sheltered life with his loving parents Concessa and Calpornius. Troubled by new visions of the Irish people pleading to be freed from enslavement and hardship, he returns to the turbulent country intent on liberating the nation. His mission is jeopardized by British Bishop Quentin, who believes the Irish are warlike heathens, but his unwavering courage in the face of adversity ultimately forces Ireland to abruptly turn in a direction that changed history forever.
Patrick — He’s been shrouded in myth for centuries, but who is the real Saint Patrick of Ireland? This DVD explores the true story behind the legends and inspects the life of a real man who most likely lived in the 5th century. As a sixteen-year-old boy he was captured and sold as a slave to Ireland. In the loneliness of his captivity he encountered the freedom of God’s grace. After escaping enslavement he returned home, but in an astonishing twist, he clearly heard God’s call to return to Ireland and bring the Gospel to his former captors. With a combination of fiery boldness and gentle compassion he pushed back the forces of darkness and lit the flame of faith in pagan Ireland. Learn about Patrick’s extraordinary life in this docu-drama, featuring enlightening interviews with noted scholars and captivating reenactments of Patrick’s life.
Celtic Hymns DVD and Audio CD — Delightful film from Ireland and its coastal islands accompany instrumental Celtic hymns, meditations and prayers. Performed by Simeon Wood, John Gerighty, Michelle Wooderson (Robin Mark Band) and others. The twenty beloved hymns include The King of Love My Shepherd Is, Be Thou My Vision, He Hideth My Soul, St. Patrick's Breastplate, Amazing Grace, and more. The DVD includes inspirational on-screen scriptures, a BONUS menu option giving full lyrics to all songs, sing-a-long lyric SUBTITLES which can be selected via your hand held remote or player, and a bonus music CD.
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