The Power of Hope

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The Power of Hope

  • Priest, Author and Adult Education Leader
  • Oratory of Saint Philip Neri
18 Lectures (7 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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You will cherish each topic in this extraordinary series. Celebrate one of God’s greatest gifts to us: hope.

Hope is an essential and life-giving topic. Now, in this powerful series, you will discover inspiring models from our Catholic tradition who will guide you toward leading a richer and more fulfilling life. Taught by one of our best presenters, this series is available in audio and video formats. Each lecture is carefully crafted to maximize both your learning and enjoyment.

Through 18 brilliantly delivered lectures, you will learn how to respond to St. Peter’s call to “always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (3:15). By meditating on the Word of God in the Sacred Scripture and the teaching of the Church, you will come to a deeper understanding of how hope is necessary in the life of a disciple.

Along the way, you will explore the wisdom of heroes of hope: men and women who learned firsthand the importance of trusting in God. By looking at the experiences of such inspirational figures as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, St. Augustine, and St. Gianna Molla, you will discover the power of hope.

Hope brings healing in the face of pain, strength in moments of temptation, comfort in the midst of sorrow, and clarity in times of doubt. Practice this most vital virtue today.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Part I: To Live a Daring Life
  • Defining Virtue
  • Called to Communion
  • A Hopeful Response God’s Friendship
  • Part II: We Dare to Change
  • Preparing for Conversion: The Blind Man of Bethsaida
  • Breaking Free from Sin: Saint Augustine
  • Persevering in Holiness: Venerable Matt Talbot
  • Part III: We Dare to Serve the Lord
  • Discerning the Lord’s Plan: The Holy Family
  • Submission of Mind and Will: Saint Joseph Freinademetz
  • Faith Shows the Path: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • Part IV: We Dare to Struggle
  • Walking the Way of the Cross: Saint Josephine Bakhita
  • The Courage to Be Afraid: Caryll Houselander
  • Total Surrender to God’s Will: Father Walter Ciszek
  • Part V: We Dare to Suffer
  • Suffering Together with Christ: The Saints of Molokai
  • Finding Joy in the Midst of Pain: Blessed Chiara Luce Badano
  • Suffering as a Gift: Saint Gianna Molla
  • Part VI: We Dare to Pray
  • Face to Face as Friends: Moses
  • Staying Hopeful When God Hides: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
  • Conclusion: Acts of Hope
About Your Presenter

Father Philip Bochanski is a Catholic priest and a member of the Philadelphia Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri. He received his M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Father Bochanski has published several books and articles on spirituality and history and serves as a peer reviewer for the Linacre Quarterly, the journal of the Catholic Medical Association. He is the co-author and editor of Our Faith-Filled Heritage: The Church of Philadelphia Bicentennial as a Diocese and The Wonderful Works of God: A Sesquicentennial History of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany

Throughout his priestly ministry, Father Bochanski has been active in the work of adult faith formation. He is a frequent presenter of lectures and courses at the parish and archdiocesan levels, including a course on the Church Fathers. Father Philip presently serves as Chaplain to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters in Philadelphia, to the Philadelphia Guild of the Catholic Medical Association, and to the Philadelphia chapter of the Courage Apostolate.

The Oratory, which Fr. Bochanski joined in 2004, is a society of apostolic life founded in Rome in 1575. The Philadelphia congregation to which Fr. Boachanski belongs is composed of ...

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