It was 1949, in Denver Colorado, during the Polio epidemic when Mary Jane was stricken with bulbar polio, at that time a deadly disease. She was placed in a large machine called an “iron lung” that helped her to breathe and stay alive. Despite the doctors best efforts, the iron lung was shut off on […]

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This is a story we wanted to film for years. We were about to film with the storyteller, Ursula, but then the car accident happened. Considering the difficult circumstances, we had to wait a few more years before we could finally film her story. The suffering that Ursula and her family have experienced over the […]

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Learn more about Sarah Swafford: www.EmotionalVirtue.com And follow on Facebook: Sarah Swafford Early in life, Sarah Swafford learned that life was not easy, even from her early middle school experience. She even had to change schools in middle school because of the bullying that she faced at that stage of her life. Her Mom had the wise counsel to help […]

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Check out Jason Evert’s work with the ChastityProject.com  Special thanks to Light of Jesus Family for allowing OBS to film at the event! Jason Evert returns and muses with OBS-Philippines on the nature of suffering in our lives. Are we merely the sum of our brokenness? Or is there value to our life because of […]

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Annie and Al Palmquist, Americans living and teaching in Lima, Peru, recently traveled to Argentina to experience more of the rich cultures of South America. While traveling, they set out as media missionaries for this online digital apostolate, to find a story focused on ‘sharing in the cross of Christ.’  Uncertain as to whom God […]

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Everything was gone. The business, the house, all their belongings were destroyed our taken away with the storm. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), struck the shores of the Philippines in 2013. Little did people know that this would prove to be one of the worst natural disasters to ever strike the Philippines. Listen to the story of this beautiful and […]

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The drugs over took Louie’s early life. High school proved to be a breeding ground for temptations, and peer pressure from classmates. The drug temptation was too much for Louie to resist. They tore apart his relationships. Eventually, his friends at the parish intervened. Authentic love does not enable sin, but brings sin into the light and helps the person to change. […]

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When Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines in 2013, this was the second trial in less than two months that Karen Alcober faced in her life. Thousands of people lost their lives due to the devastating storm, now known as Typhoon Haiyan. Despite this natural disaster, Karen was able to overcome this trial in her […]

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Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November 2013. It was one of the strongest typhoons (cyclones) ever recorded. Tacloban was one of the hardest hit areas. In this video, you hear from Br. James Romero Santos a first hand account of the devastating destruction caused by this storm. The trial this massive typhoon brought to the […]

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