The Sanctuary Course

04-11-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

One in four people will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in their lives, yet the stigma surrounding mental illness silences many and prevents faith communities from responding compassionately and effectively. This eight-session course—designed for use in small groups—explores the realities of mental health and illness, as well as the vital need for faith-based community conversations about these topics. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists. The course also includes a Leader’s Guide, Participant’s Guide, and additional educational and spiritual resources.

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FORMED Book CLub

04-04-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Join Catholic experts and book lovers with decades of experience in publishing for in-depth weekly discussions of relevant Catholic texts. Hosted by Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ (Founder of Ignatius Press), Vivian Dudro (Senior Editor at Ignatius Press), and Joseph Pearce (Director of Book Publishing at Augustine Institute). These discussions are part of an online community that reads and discusses a different book each month.

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03-28-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Teach your kids about God and the alphabet with Totally Toddlers The Alphabet! From the creative team who brought you the popular Catholic series, Brother Francis, this series will immerse your kids in the series’ colorful animations. Introduce them to the beautiful world of words through this entertaining and wholesome show. Your kids will want to watch Totally Toddlers over and over again. With animated letters coming to life, happy songs, and cheerful melodies, teaching the basics of the English language becomes a pleasant and unforgettable experience.

Freedom Through Forgiveness

03-14-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

This Lenten season, be sure to take advantage of the Sacrament of Confession.In this audio talk, using clever examples and insightful stories, Ken Yasinski reveals how each of us can obtain freedom from the burden of our sins through the forgiveness that is readily available in this beautiful sacrament.

The Shroud of Turin

03-07-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

The Holy Shroud of Turin was called the greatest relic in Christendom by Pope St. John Paul II. In fact, the Shroud is the most studied scientific object in the entire world. Fr. Peffley presents new, detailed scientific and medical evidence for the authenticity of the Holy Shroud. This presentation brings greater clarity to the depth of the agony of our Lord's sorrowful Passion, which he voluntarily took on for love of us.

What is the Meaning of Life?

02-28-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

What is the meaning of life? Fr. Larry Richards tackles life's biggest question with straightforward, timeless, and often jolting answers. In this one-of-a-kind, life-affirming reality check, he unlocks the mysteries of our existence and opens our hearts and souls to the meaning of life. The Truth will give you concrete answers on how to live.

Companions in Shipwreck

02-21-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

In the era of cancel culture and shunning of our neighbors, we should look back at how friendship should be integrated into our lives. It may be as simple as getting to know someone, or going further and visiting them regularly. What can we learn of the true principles of friendship? Who can we learn it from? Look no further than the life of famed author and Catholic, J.R.R. Tolkien. The relationships he exhibited are a wonderful example for all of us to follow, especially with those we may disagree with. As Tolkien described marriage, it’s all about being “companions in shipwreck".

Truth to Inspire Series

02-14-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Share the faith with your children! The Truth to Inspire Series offers captivatingaudio dramatizations for children of the lives of saints and well-known Marian apparitionsin order to teach them more about the Catholic Faith.

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Faith & Culture: St. Thomas Aquinas

02-07-2021Formed Suggestion of the Week

Dr. Christopher Blum and guest, Professor Randall B. Smith from the Universityof Saint Thomas, Houston, discuss Professor Smith's studies of the lesser-knownwritings of Saint Thomas Aquinas.