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InHerSteps2012, 50 Minutes
For 350 years, a young Christian Mohawk woman has been interceding for and inspiring natives and non-natives around the world. On October 21, 2012, Kateri Tekakwitha became the first Native North American woman to be recognized as a Saint.This moving documentary takes us on a journey from northern New York State to Montreal and Kahnawake; from Washington State to New Mexico, as we follow St. Kateri's incredible journey of deep faith, heroic sacrifice and love of Christ. Rating: NR
Category: 7th grade to adult     
Location: YC - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

wonderfullife1946, 132 minutes
It's a wonderful film. Frank Capra's inverted take on A Christmas Carol stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would've been like had he never been born. Rating: NR
Category: Entire Family     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

jesusofnazareth1977, 382 minutes
In this well-received TV miniseries, the life of Jesus Christ is diligently and respectfully documented. The miniseries' impressive international cast includes Robert Powell (as Jesus ì Christ), Ernest Borgnine, Peter Ustinov, Anne Bancroft (as Mary Magdalene), Laurence Olivier, James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer (as Herod). Acclaimed director Franco Zeffirelli (Romeo and Juliet) is at the helm. Rating: NR
Category: Entire Family     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

johnxxiii2002, 200 minutes
Explore the life of Pope John XXIII (Edward Asner) through his childhood, entry into the priesthood, ascent through the ranks of the clergy and eventual tenure as Pope. With humor and compassion, he works to reform the Church and help the poor and oppressed. A thoughtful look at the pope as a man as well as a leader, this religious drama co-stars Claude Rich, Sydne Rome, Massimo Ghini and Franco Interlenghi. Rating: NR
Category: Jr. High to Adult     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

Jonahveg2002, 83 minutes
The first feature-length VeggieTales film depicts -- with the Veggie friends -- one of the most famous stories in the Bible. While Bob the Tomato and the Veggie kids wait for a tow truck, a bunch of lazy pirates regale them with the story of Jonah. Rating: G
Category: Grades PreK-2     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

techcoat1999, 78 minutes
The Biblical story of Joseph is set to music in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's production. When Jacob's (Richard Attenborough) favorite son Joseph (Donny Osmond) is sold into slavery by his envious siblings, Joseph ends up in jail but soon starts to interpret the Pharaoh's (Robert Torti) dreams. Catapulted by his newfound fame, Joseph becomes an Egyptian power player. Lloyd Webber's music offers something for everyone, from calypso to Elvis. Rating: NR
Category: Entire Family     
Location: Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

Juandcartoon2005, 30 minutes
On a hillside in rural 16th century Mexico, an Aztec Indian named Juan Diego faces a most wondrous apparition -- that of the Lady of Guadalupe, the Virgin Mary. His mission then becomes to convince others of his vision. This animated film takes a heartwarming and life-changing story familiar to many Catholics and introduces it to young children, showing them the power of prayer and devotion and the beauty of deep and abiding faith. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

3trees2001, 30 minutes
A warm inspirational retelling of the classic folktale of three very different trees, each with their individual hopes, dreams and aspirations. But their dreams don’t come true. Disappointed and dejected, the trees despair about their existence until they finally interact, each in their own unique way, with Jesus Christ: at His birth, during His ministry and when He shows the depth of His love through the ultimate sacrifice. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

motherteresa1986, 82 minutes
Shot over a five-year period and narrated by actor-director Richard Attenborough, this powerful documentary chronicles the life of Mother Teresa as she travels across the globe with her message of peace, love and charity. From war-torn regions such asì Beirut, Lebanon, to impoverished Calcutta, India, to the South Bronx's mean streets, the film captures the missionary's altruistic and inspirational works on celluloid. Rating: NR
Category: Jr. High to Adult     
Location: YC - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon - Trailer

mcfpiergiorgio2009, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen guide their children Alex and Sarah in the ways of holiness by teaching them about the lives of the saints. In this episode, explore the life and witness of one of the great models of youthful holiness, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.  Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfbenedict2008, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen help their children Alex and Sarah come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about the lives of the saints. Featured saint: St. Benedict - The Life of St. Benedict and his emphasis on work and prayer are explored. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfcathsiena2008, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen help their children Alex and Sarah come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about the lives of the saints. Featured saint: St. Catherine of Siena - The life of St. Catherine of Siena and the value of suffering are explored. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfstein2009, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife, Helen, help their children, Alex and Sarah, learn about virtue through the lives of the saints. In this episode, explore the life, mission, and martyrdom of Saint Edit Stein, the brilliant philosopher and Carmelite nun. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcffaustina2008, 30 minutes
In this animated series for children, Thomas and Ellen teach their children Alex and Sara about the lives of the Saints. Presentation of the life of Saint Faustina, emphasizing the devotion to the Divine Mercy. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfvianney2008, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen help their children Alex and Sarah come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about the lives of the saints. Featured saint: St. John Vianney - The life of St. John Vianney and his love of the Eucharist are explored. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfmargmary2008, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen help their children Alex and Sarah come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about the lives of the saints. Featured saint: St. Margaret Mary - The life of St. Margaret Mary and devotion to the Sacred Heart are explored.  Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfkolbe2009, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen help their children Alex and Sarah come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about the lives of the saints. In this episode, explore the life, ministry, and martyrdom of St. Maximilian Kolbe, one of the great apostles of Marian Devotion  Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfpadrepio2008, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife, Helen, help their children, Alex and Sarah, learn about virtue through the lives of the saints. In this episode, learn about St. Padre Pio and his devotion to the Sacrament of Confession. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcflisieux2008, 30 minutes
Thomas and his wife Helen help their children Alex and Sarah come to a greater understanding of the importance of learning about the lives of the saints. Featured saint: St. Therese of Lisieux - The life of St. Therese of Lisieux and her little way are explored. Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

mcfguardianangel1993, 30 minutes
Little Angie was sure she had a guardian angel.  She even called him Mikey!  But when her brother Danny made fun of her, she began to wonder.  Then, on their family vacation in the rugged San Miguel mountains, something happened that made the question very important indeed, and made their vacation one they'd never forget. Along a mountain road, Angie found a dusty bracelet--the perfect collar for her pet bunny, Hopper!  But why were two guys hiding in the bushes interested in it too?  And what did this all have to do with angels anyway? Rating: NR
Category: Grades K-6     
Location: RE - Ridgewood PL - Netflix - Amazon

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Parish Video Library

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Our Parish Video Library contains a list of recommended movies and DVDs for all age groups in a variety of different categories.
You can find these in different locations:
Ridgewood Public Library (Ridgewood PL), The Youth Center (YC) & Religious Ed Center (RE), and at Netflix or Amazon.com