Our video studios are in Mesa Arizona. It seems that Skyline Productions is our home away from home sometimes. Our good friend Joe Reynolds owns the studio and is our videographer and producer for the Footprints of God DVD series. Now we are tackling some new projects to add to the list. To learn more about our new Defenders of the Faith TV Shows visit our site at www.DefendersOfTheFaith.tv. (Click on the images below for larger pictures.)
Today we interviewed the delightful Poor Clare Sisters from the desert outside PhoenixThey are building a monastery. They are cloistered nuns who will pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Their order is growing and young women are joining to devote themselves to Jesus in this very special way. Srs. Augustine Marie and Mary Fidelis were joyful and delightful with a palpable joy and peace about them. You can learn more about them at their website www.DesertNuns.org.
We also interviewed Patty Bonds who told two stories. The first about her profound conversion from Reformed Baptist to the Catholic Church. There are thousands joining her by the way. Everywhere I go I am overwhelmed with the number of Baptists and other Protestants who are finding the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church (click here for hundreds of conversions stories).
Patty also told her account of another transition in her life — from ten years of incestual sexual abuse as a young girl – and the traumatic troubles it caused in her life – to the marvelous healing she has found since converting to the Catholic Church. She is now trying to help other women who have experienced a similar abuse, especially by their fathers.
To learn more about Patty and her journey “Out of Darkness” visit her AbbasLittleGirl blogspot. To read her account of the TV shoot and see another picture, click here. To approach Patty’s account of abuse in sequential order, visit the Celledoor Bible Blogspot here.
We also interviewed Ryan Hanning who is in charge of evangelism in the diocese of Phoenix. What an incredibly orthodox and enthusiastic young man. Phoenix is fortunate to have him. He is also responsible for the management of the hugely successful Catholic Come Home program in the Diocese of Phoenix. You MUST visit their site and watch the moving video clips they’ve produced for television. I especially recommend the one entitled Epic. Here is the website www.catholiccomehome.org
On our last day of shooting we got a new project under way: a documentary based on our pilgrimages to the Holy Land. It will be entitled “Join STEVE RAY on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land”. It will be in three segments: 1. Galilee: the Life & Early Ministry of Jesus; 2. Up to Jerusalem: Holy Sites and History Surrounding Our Lord; 3. Jerusalem: the Death and Resurrection of our Lord. This will be created for those who will not have a chance to actually visit the Holy Land. Now they can go with us simply by pushing the PLAY button.