New Movie Depicts Life of Saint Augustine, Famous for "Coming Home" to Catholicism

A new movie, “Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine,” is coming Fall 2012.  Saint Augustine, famous for “coming home” to Catholicism, continues to inspire hope in many today who have loved ones away from the faith.

St. Augustine of Hippo is one of the Christian world’s most beloved and well-known saints.  However, his amazing conversion and heroic life have not been told on the big screen…until now.  According to the movie’s website (www.RestlessHeartFilm.com), “in this stirring and epic new film of the life of St. Augustine of Hippo, follow the great saint as he rises from his reckless days as a youth to his accomplishments as renowned but dissolute orator.  Though worldly success and riches come his way…satisfaction and peace elude him.  It takes a confrontation with Christian bishop Ambrose and the countless prayers offered by his patient mother, Monica, to break through his intellectual pride.”

Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago offers his reflection about the movie: “Many generations of Catholics have turned to the Confessions of Saint Augustine for encouragement and sustenance in living as disciples of the Lord.  Restless Heart invites even more people to discover the power of this spiritual classic. This film brings the words of the Confessions to life by enabling us to more fully understand the relationships and the culture that shaped Augustine, and to better grasp his talents and ambitions, sins and struggles and, ultimately, his sanctity.  Restless Heart draws us to appreciate the magnitude and the totality of Augustine’s conversion of mind and heart. It invites us to consider how the Lord, whose merciful love is active in every time and place, is drawing us to give our own minds and hearts more completely to Him.”

Check-out the movie trailer and theater information.

To view inspirational modern day “coming home” stories, visit the CatholicsComeHome.org Real People. Real Stories video testimonials page.

CatholicsComeHome.org TV campaigns begin airing TODAY!

Today is the first day of CatholicsComeHome.org TV ad campaigns with three partner dioceses:
-Archdiocese of Chicago
-Diocese of Rockford
-Diocese of Joliet

CCH ads are airing on broadcast and cable TV through January 2010! Please keep these campaigns in your prayers….we are launching an additional 5 diocesan partner campaigns this Friday 12/18!

Stay tuned…and remember we need your support to bring these ads to TV screens nationally!

Visit: www.CatholicsComeHome.org

Welcome to Lost and Found, the official Weblog of Catholics Come Home!

We are so excited to enter the “social marketing scene,” and dialog with Catholics, converts and non-Catholics about the mysteries of the Catholic Faith.

If you’re like many others, you know that there is an overflowing amount of information about the Catholic Church that you may have never learned before. We’re here to provide you with little insights into our vast deposit of faith. Take time to stop by on a regular basis, and find all the hidden treasures of our beautiful Catholic Faith!

So what is Catholics Come Home (CCH) all about? We thought you might be interested in a brief history of the Catholics Come Home journey that brought us to where we are today…

  • 1998: CCH airs evangelization commercials in the Diocese of Phoenix. 3,000 return to the Church.
  • 2004: Catholics Come Home purchases Web domains, CatholicsComeHome.org and CatolicosRegresen.org, and decides to launch as a nationwide non-profit apostolate.
  • 2007: Filming begins on “Epic,” “Movie,” and “Testimonial” commercials.
  • 2008: CCH commercials undergo dial testing. Results reveal that 73 percent of former Catholics, current Catholics, non-Catholics, Protestants, and non-religious praised the commercials. 53 percent said they would be interested in returning to or checking out the Catholic Church after just one viewing of the commercial.
  • 2008: CCH Web site is launched and visited by people from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries.
  • 2008: (Lent) CCH campaign launched in the Diocese of Phoenix. 92,000 return to the Church.
  • 2008: CCH commercials shown at the Papal Mass in Washington, D.C., at the National Prayer Breakfast and on FOX News.
  • 2008: CCH awarded “Telly Awards” for “Epic” and “Movie.” Also honored with “W3 Award” for Web site Creative Excellence.
  • 2009: (Lent) Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas launches bilingual CCH campaign. Mass attendance increases by 17.7 percent.
  • 2009: CCH wins “Communicator Awards” for “Movie” and “Epic.”
  • 2009: CCH honored with “Best Practices Award” by the National Leadership Roundtable.
  • 2009: CCH launches new, expanded Web site in preparation for Advent campaigns.
  • 2009: (Advent) CCH to launch campaigns in Dioceses of Sacramento (Stockton, Chico-Redding), Colorado Springs (Pueblo), Omaha, Lincoln, Chicago, Rockford, Joliette, and Providence.
  • 2010: (Lent) CCH to launch in Seattle and Green Bay.

Have you had time to check out our new CatholicsComeHome.org Web site? If you haven’t…you should! You can learn more about Catholics Come Home and discover many more treasures of the Catholic Faith!