What all Catholics have been waiting for....
Coming this summer from The Augustine Institute, Lighthouse Catholic Media, and Ignatius Press is a brand new multi-media platform for the Catholic Faith... FORMED.org.
My brief testimonyI was born in the late 1970s, in rural Delaware. Went to public school in the 1980s and early 1990s, and attended CCD. Little did my parents know that CCD was more like a "lab" vs. a fully encompassing course on the Catholic Faith. Our CCD teachers, like at most parishes, expected our parents to the primary source of our Faith education. However, like many Catholics of my generation, we learned nothing at home.
A year or two ago, I spoke to my mother about my formation. She always assumed that the CCD teachers were teaching us everything we needed to know about being Catholic. She also assumed that they were taking us to Confession at least once a year. Looking back, I can honestly say I only learned the Our Father and HALF of the Hail Mary by the time I was confirmed. Needless to say, my siblings and I were not well FORMED in our Faith.
When I returned to the Faith in my 30s, in addition to a Catechism I received from a seminarian friend back in the mid to late 1990s, the internet was my primary source of adult faith formation. After a while of surfing the net, I eventually found Catholic.com and the Catholic Answers Live radio show, which helped me learn about the Faith and be pointed into the right direction. Thanks to Catholic Answers, I soon learned of Ignatius Press & The Augustine Institute. From Ignatius Press, I learned about Lighthouse Catholic Media.
Looking back on my journey, I strongly feel that a resource like FORMED.org may have kept me in the Faith during/after college and helped me a lot sooner. So many members of my generation are lost. There are "spiritual but not religious," and all because the majority of them, like me and my siblings, were not FORMED in the faith.
Help my generation find there faith and learn the answers to the questions they didn't even know they had. Don't let the next generation grow up with out being FORMED! Let's make them Catholic 'Rite' Now...
What is FORMED?
FORMED is an online, comprehensive site of inspiring Catholic content. It will offer beautiful video and audio presentations on adult faith formation and RCIA, teen discipleship, marriage prep/enrichment, sacramental prep, scripture study, personal devotions, and Catholic movies.
FORMED is brought to us from:
FORMED is brought to us from:
- The Augustine Institute (Symbolon, YDisciple, Lectio, Beloved, Reborn, etc)
- Lighthouse Catholic Media MP3s
- Catholicism video from Bishop-elect Robert Barron
- 33 Days of Morning Glory video by Father Michael Gaitley and Marian Fathers
- The Footsteps of God series with Steve Ray
- There will also be Catholic feature films and e-Books from the Ignatius Press
- plus many more...
FORMED.org will truly empower the New Evangelists in our Church and we can’t do this work without you! Please keep the prayers coming for the success of this pivotal venture.
If you would like to learn more information about bringing FORMED.org to your parish or school, please contact Phil via:
1 (267) 485-1GOD
Our Lady of Good Success, Pray for Us!