Take a pilgrimage with the six great
heroes of the Catholic Reformation

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Dr. Christopher Blum leads you on a journey with the saints who led the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of the confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. As you get to know them, you will discover how powerful – and beautiful – the human heart’s free response to God’s generous Grace is.


St. Borromeo

St. Philip Neri

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Ignatius

St. Thomas More

St. Francis de Sales

Artwork by Molly Sweeney

Presented by Dr. Christopher Blum

Dr. Christopher Blum is a professor at the Augustine Institute and also serves as Academic Dean. With a background in the history and philosophy of science from Notre Dame, he specializes in Church history, drawing practical insights for today. Dr. Blum has co-authored several books as well as translating and editing Rose Among Thorns by Saint Francis de Sales.

This six-episode series explores the lives of Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Thomas More, Francis de Sales, Philip Neri, Charles Borromeo, and Teresa of Avila. As True Reformers introduces you to these great saints, you’ll want to stay friends with them for life, even unto eternity, as you discover how they spearheaded the Church’s rebirth after the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestan... [More]

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This engaging and accessible Study Guide for True Reformers with Dr. Christopher Blum helps you better understand the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of the confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. Click here for a sample of the Study Guide. This workbook, which features over 50 pages of powerful content, includes:    • introductions, prayers, and inspirational insights ... [More]

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Click here to read a sample. Who are the true benefactors of the human race? Explorers? Scientists? Revolutionaries? Rebels against established authority? . . . or the saints? True Reformers explores in detail the leaders who led the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of Renaissance decadence and the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. The saints of the Catholic Re... [More]

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is True Reformers?

True Reformers is a six-episode series on three DVDs that explores the lives of Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Thomas More, Francis de Sales, Philip Neri, Charles Borromeo, and Teresa of Avila. As Dr. Christopher Blum introduces you to these great saints, you’ll want to stay friends with them for life, even unto eternity, as you discover how they spearheaded the Church’s rebirth after the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation.


2. What are the episodes called? How long are they?

  • Episode 1 - Saint Thomas More and the Age of the Author (36 minutes)
  • Episode 2 - Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier for Christ (35 minutes)
  • Episode 3 - Saint Philip Neri, the Apostle of Joy (29 minutes)
  • Episode 4 - Saint Charles Borromeo, the Good Shepherd (26 minutes)
  • Episode 5 - Saint Teresa of Àvila, a Study in Perseverance (42 minutes)
  • Episode 6 - Saint Francis de Sales: Pastor of Souls (35 minutes)

3. What is in the Study Guide?

  • Introductions, prayers, and inspirational insights
  • Outlines and guidance through the video-based sessions
  • Impactful questions for small group discussion and personal reflection
  • Suggested resources for continued study and fuller understanding

4. Can I see a sample?


5. Do the DVDs include closed captioning?

No, there is not closed captioning.


6. Are these programs available in Spanish?

No. We recognize the need for Spanish language resources and we hope to make True Reformers available in Spanish, but there are no definitive plans at the present time.


7. Are these DVDs optimized for International Use?

The DVD is NTSC, which means it only plays in certain countries (i.e. US, Canada, Philippines). In the future we are hoping to release a PAL (which is used in Europe, Australia), but as of now there are no definitive plans.


8. Can I stream True Reformers videos online?

Yes, they will be available online in 2018 through FORMED—our digital platform featuring hundreds of Catholic video programs, movies, audio, and eBooks. Learn more at FORMED.org


9. How many weeks worth of content does each series include?

True Reformers s comprised of six episodes, each approximately 30 minutes long. The Study Guide includes instructions for managing a session of 60 minutes or 90 minutes, however parishes can use the resource is best for their community.


10. Pricing for True Reformers:

  • 3 DVD Set - $59.95
  • Study Guide - $15.95
  • Kit - $72.95
  • Study Guide bulk pricing (available to individuals by calling 800-777-7502)
    • Quantity..Price
    • 0-19..........$15.15
    • 20-49........$13.55
    • 50-99.........$12.76
    • 100+..........$11.96

11. Who is the intended audience of the program?

True Reformers is intended for all Catholic parishioners. It can be used for adult faith formation, men’s and women’s groups, catechist formation, young adult ministries, and individually.


12. Do I have to go through True Reformers with a group or will I benefit from it doing it alone?

We designed True Reformers to be utilized either in a group setting or for an individual. The Study Guide allows for both group discussion and facilitates personal journaling and reflection as well.


13. Does True Reformers study have a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur?

Nihil Obstat: Currently Under Review
Imprimatur: Currently Under Review