Season Two of the popular video series, The Quest, is now available for viewing.
The first season of The Quest premiered on EWTN in 2021 and was 5-episodes long, each running for about 25 minutes. Produced by University of Dallas Productions, each documentary-style episode centered around questions like “What is God calling me to do right now, in this time and place?” and “How can I live out my purpose with courage?” Using Scripture, literature and real life stories of people who accepted the difficult tasks they were given with fortitude and hope, The Quest inspired many viewers to consider their own lives in a different way, as a response to the Christian life in our own times and as a call to go out and meet the needs of our world with courage and even joy.
While the first season focused on reminding us that we each have a mission, an invitation from God to do the work that only we can do, the second season is made up of interviews and the personal stories of people who are witnessing in the world right now. The second season, titled “Real Life Stories of Joyful Courage,” has interviews with people like Bishop James D. Conley, the Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Immaculée Ilibagiza, a Rwandan genocide survivor. Immaculée in particular is known internationally for her harrowing story, and how she chose to focus on forgiveness and healing in the face of extreme suffering.
Each of the interviews in Season Two offer examples of the hope of real people choosing to shine out the light of faith, rather than simply accept the gloom and darkness. As Pope Benedict XVI reminds us in Spe Salvi, “we also need lights close by - people who shine with His light and so guide us along the way.” That’s exactly the aim of Season Two of The Quest, making it the ideal Lenten journey for the next 40 days.
Both season 1 and season 2 can be watched for free by signing up at Welcome to The Quest (udallas.edu). This Lent, will you join The Quest?