Parable (Season 1)
Geared toward a 15-30 years of age audience, an interactive dialogue between a Franciscan priest and young adults on the parables of Jesus Christ. Each program includes a creative montage, in cinema verite style.
The Friars along with the members of the Alpha group explore how to discern the true sower, seed, barren and fruitful ground in their moral and spiritual lives.
Jesus himself explains the meaning of Mark 4:13-20. The Alpha group reflects on the words of Jesus in the light of their experience.
WHEAT AND WEEDS: A KINGDOM OF FAITH
The Omega group members listen to Matthew 13: 24-30 and search for an understanding of how God allows the wheat and weeds, the good and bad to exist side by side both in the world and within ourselves.
WHEAT AND WEEDS: A KINGDOM OF CONSCIENCE
Fr. Mariusz Koch leads a group of young adults in a continued discussion about the parable and explores the foundations of the moral life, along with assistance of Saints Augustine of Hippo, Elizabeth of Schonau and Birgitta of Sweden.
WHEAT AND WEEDS EXPLAINED
Jesus himself explains in Matthew 13:36-43 the meaning of the parable. The Omega group members reflect on their life experience in the light of Christ's words. Anna, Ann, Kristen share their stories of suffering, sin and grace.
SEATS AT THE FEAST
The Alpha group contemplates Luke 14:7-14 with the support of Saints Benedict, Teresa of Avila and others. The dialogue explores the significance of humility, the sacredness of ordinary things and the significance of material and spiritual poverty.
The members of the Alpha group share their insights into to parable in Luke 14 15-24, enriched by the added reflections of Saints Cyril of Alexandria, Ambrose, Teresa of Avila, Elizabeth of Schonau and Birgitta of Sweden.
PRODIGAL SON, PT. 1
The Omega group seeks the meaning of Luke 15:11-32 and the interior life; the Friars of the Renewal along with the saints on the meanings of father, home, legacy, the prodigal son and his brother and develop the themes of sin, repentance and salvatio
PRODIGAL SON, PT. 2
Explore the parable's significance for the essential aspects of the soul's journey into God. It searches deeply into the themes of the son's departure from his father's love and the causes of his return.
Luke 18:1-8 is the focus of the Alpha group's dialogue on salvation and our faithful perseverance in prayer and hope. The Franciscan friars apply the parable's teachings to our present condition
PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN
The friars and Alpha group reflect on faith, humility, pride and hypocrisy from Luke 18:9-14, along with commentary from Saints Cyril of Alexandria, Teresa of Avila. Augustine of Hippo, Catherine of Siena, Basil and Birgitta of Sweden.
FIG TREE PT. 1
The friars and Omega group with the help of Saints Birgitta of Sweden, John Chrysostom, Ephrem, Augustine Hippo, Cyril of Alexandria and Catherine of Siena discuss heaven and hell, salvation and eternal punishment from Luke 13:6-9.