Mike Aquilina

Patristics for the Kids

Wednesday June 17th 2009, 9:53 pm

The animated featureĀ The Story of Saint Perpetua is now available. It’s the first installment in the Catholic Heroes of the Faith series. I served as a consultant on this project, and I appear on camera in the soon-to-be-released companion documentary. Here’s the promo copy:

It is the year AD 203 in Carthage, North Africa. Perpetua, an affluent young mother, is charged with converting to Christianity and is sent to prison. But her freedom can be secured easily. All she has to do is offer one pinch of incense in honor to the Roman gods. With this simple act of devotion and loyalty to the Roman Empire she can regain her freedom and return to her son and a life of comfort. As her father pleads for Perpetua to consider the welfare of her child and the reputation of their family, she slowly makes her way to face the Roman proconsul and declare her final decision. What will it be? This inaugural episode of Catholic Heroes of the Faith presents one of the most influential, true stories of the Early Church.

Catholic Heroes of the Faith is a series of animated programs for youth ages eight and older, presenting the lives of true-life heroes of the Catholic Faith.

DVD Features:

– English and Spanish languages with optional English and Spanish subtitles

– Comprehensive leader’s guide in PDF with lesson plans, background information, and more

– Reproducible student handouts in PDF with discussion questions, puzzles, coloring pages, and more