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FORMED

FORMED

The Augustine Institute

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    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 3, 2019

  • My life is forever changed Sep 11, 2020

    By Stephchildoftheblessedmother
    I absolutely loved FORMED. I believe it has completely changed my faith to where I am such on fire. I feel like the Holy Spirit is really guided me in this area and FORMED has been the Avenue. I am so grateful to the people who founded the Augustine Institute with the online platform and inspiration. I tell all I can think of about it and I try to get them to sign up and even if they are not Catholic. I feel like it pertains to all Christians in every aspect. And I also believe that The Holy Spirit wants us to all be one. Jesus wants us To be one in the body of Christ. My favorite ones...hard to just pick a few because love so many but I love Timothy Gray, Scott Hahn and you can’t hardly beat so many of the things on here Chris Stephnick is incredible. These people are inspired inspired by the Holy Spirit and I am so thankful for them. If you are trying to decide it it’s worth it to get formed it’s not even a debate I promise you will not regret a moment. The more and more I learn the more and more I want to learn. When my daughters get a little older one is 23 months the other is 2 months I might re-evaluate going back to school with something taking online. I already have my masters in unrelated field in healthcare but I love listening and learning on here cannot get enough.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Diane Akers
    FORMED has been a great tool as background for proclaiming the faith , with Parish School of Religion class, even 2nd grade. Also a multi-sensory teaching aid during a related class. Thank you all for thr beautiful cinematography and sincerity of your presentation.
  • Easy bridge between me and God Jun 28, 2020

    By JennMacD
    In my busy life I find it hard to sit and read a book on spirituality, or hard to pray set prayers for long stretches at a time. Sometimes, even at Mass, my mind wanders and I miss the message. I feel “occupied” with life and I don’t want to pray. Using FORMED is like finding an oasis in a dry expanse. I can find books on audio for the car or while I get ready in the morning - like the Advent audio “Meditations On the Art of Waiting by Mary Francis” was soooo helpful relieving my stress as I wrapped presents at Christmas. Watching saint movies with my kids, or opening important topics to discuss with my teens through YDisciple, FORMED bridges a gap I’m sometimes at a loss to know how to cross. Even encouragement for my marriage is a result of FORMED. Vastly more important than helping my family relationships, FORMED brings me closer to God. I can feel His presence and hear His leadings after I’ve meditated on the application of something I’ve heard or seen on FORMED. I’m hungry and have the strength, the desire to seek after God once my soul has been touched by one of the shows in FORMED. And at times, I need all the help I can get!!!
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Haley Scallon
    Love all the shows for adults and children! Great tool. The shows are very high quality and my children love them. Very wholesome!
  • Lectio Bible Studies May 23, 2020

    By Wapato Wordy
    Our women’s study group is using the Lectio series for our Bible Study. We started with Mark. The fine art that is included in the workbook is fantastic. The questions are thought provoking and easy to share. Dr. Tim Gray is the most excellent teacher. He is so easy to listen to and challenges us to go deeper in our relationship with God. His explanation of the paintings is amazing as he draws us into the current lesson and helps us to understand Scripture. We also love his sense of humor as well as the connections that are made between the Old and New Testament. Awesome! We are currently going through “Prayer” for the second time. This lecture series is so rich that it takes more than once to begin to catch all the profound lessons that are contained in each half hour talk. We hear something new every time. We have ordered the Study Guides for two more of Tim Gray’s lectures. We hope he continues to offer more. You can’t beat all that Formed has to offer. Every Catholic who is interested in deepening their faith will find something of interest in the fine productions of The Augustine Institute.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Meghan Austin
    Formed is full of amazing, inspiring content. My whole family has enjoyed growing closer to our Lord and Blessed Mother through spending time with their content. We're so grateful!
  • Best Catholic Faith Booster Ever! Sep 16, 2019

    By lthsjz
    I have been a Catholic all my life. My parents raised my siblings and I with the sacraments, the saints, the rosary and a Catholic education. My husband and I raised our children in the same way but sadly, the secular world as seduced them away from the “faith of our fathers”. Since I discovered Formed, I have learned so much about our beautiful faith and I find such comfort in learning more about the sacraments, saints and teachings of the Church. Watching the series “Presence” and “Forgiven” I was brought to tears of love to rediscover the joy of these incredible gifts from Our Loving Father! The audio series about St. Patrick and St. Cecelia were also amazing. My grandchildren enjoyed the Ryan Defrates series. The quality and entertaining potential of the movies about Maria Goretti, Mother Theresa, and St. Barbara have enriched my life and bolstered my faith. Any time I am struggling with an issue, I can get on Formed and find wisdom, grace and peace. Thank you for doing this great work for all of us in the Church Militant. Please pray for my children and grandchildren, siblings and cousins who have lost their way. God bless you all.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Neil Combs
    Great Catholic resources and entertainment. Many movies, stories of Saints, talks, and educational series on both broad and timely topics.
  • Excellent Content! Nov 11, 2019

    By AlexJTodd
    I'm not even Catholic yet, but there's so much good information here, a person can be well persuaded of the truth of Catholicism. My 9-year-old daughter LOVES Brother Francis episodes, and I do too. They are very well-produced and true to Scripture and (from what I know about Catholic doctrine) the Church's teaching. The computer animation is good, the songs are melodic and memorable for kids. Their Symbolon series was used in the RCIA course I attended. It is good, but to a degree an apologetic for Christianity against unbelief. As an evangelical with some training in theology, some of the defense of theism wasn't necessary for me. That said, as an RCIA series, that is probably good to have in there because the Holy Spirit draws people to Christ's Church from many different levels and types of belief. Brant Pitre's scholarly and Biblical explanation of Catholic doctrine is probably the best thing here. As a former Sola-Scriptura evangelical, I find his knowledge of Scripture and accessible explanations more persuasive than anything else I have encountered in my trip to the Church.
  • My life is forever changed Sep 11, 2020

    By Stephchildoftheblessedmother
    I absolutely loved FORMED. I believe it has completely changed my faith to where I am such on fire. I feel like the Holy Spirit is really guided me in this area and FORMED has been the Avenue. I am so grateful to the people who founded the Augustine Institute with the online platform and inspiration. I tell all I can think of about it and I try to get them to sign up and even if they are not Catholic. I feel like it pertains to all Christians in every aspect. And I also believe that The Holy Spirit wants us to all be one. Jesus wants us To be one in the body of Christ. My favorite ones...hard to just pick a few because love so many but I love Timothy Gray, Scott Hahn and you can’t hardly beat so many of the things on here Chris Stephnick is incredible. These people are inspired inspired by the Holy Spirit and I am so thankful for them. If you are trying to decide it it’s worth it to get formed it’s not even a debate I promise you will not regret a moment. The more and more I learn the more and more I want to learn. When my daughters get a little older one is 23 months the other is 2 months I might re-evaluate going back to school with something taking online. I already have my masters in unrelated field in healthcare but I love listening and learning on here cannot get enough.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Diane Akers
    FORMED has been a great tool as background for proclaiming the faith , with Parish School of Religion class, even 2nd grade. Also a multi-sensory teaching aid during a related class. Thank you all for thr beautiful cinematography and sincerity of your presentation.
  • Easy bridge between me and God Jun 28, 2020

    By JennMacD
    In my busy life I find it hard to sit and read a book on spirituality, or hard to pray set prayers for long stretches at a time. Sometimes, even at Mass, my mind wanders and I miss the message. I feel “occupied” with life and I don’t want to pray. Using FORMED is like finding an oasis in a dry expanse. I can find books on audio for the car or while I get ready in the morning - like the Advent audio “Meditations On the Art of Waiting by Mary Francis” was soooo helpful relieving my stress as I wrapped presents at Christmas. Watching saint movies with my kids, or opening important topics to discuss with my teens through YDisciple, FORMED bridges a gap I’m sometimes at a loss to know how to cross. Even encouragement for my marriage is a result of FORMED. Vastly more important than helping my family relationships, FORMED brings me closer to God. I can feel His presence and hear His leadings after I’ve meditated on the application of something I’ve heard or seen on FORMED. I’m hungry and have the strength, the desire to seek after God once my soul has been touched by one of the shows in FORMED. And at times, I need all the help I can get!!!
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Haley Scallon
    Love all the shows for adults and children! Great tool. The shows are very high quality and my children love them. Very wholesome!
  • Lectio Bible Studies May 23, 2020

    By Wapato Wordy
    Our women’s study group is using the Lectio series for our Bible Study. We started with Mark. The fine art that is included in the workbook is fantastic. The questions are thought provoking and easy to share. Dr. Tim Gray is the most excellent teacher. He is so easy to listen to and challenges us to go deeper in our relationship with God. His explanation of the paintings is amazing as he draws us into the current lesson and helps us to understand Scripture. We also love his sense of humor as well as the connections that are made between the Old and New Testament. Awesome! We are currently going through “Prayer” for the second time. This lecture series is so rich that it takes more than once to begin to catch all the profound lessons that are contained in each half hour talk. We hear something new every time. We have ordered the Study Guides for two more of Tim Gray’s lectures. We hope he continues to offer more. You can’t beat all that Formed has to offer. Every Catholic who is interested in deepening their faith will find something of interest in the fine productions of The Augustine Institute.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Meghan Austin
    Formed is full of amazing, inspiring content. My whole family has enjoyed growing closer to our Lord and Blessed Mother through spending time with their content. We're so grateful!
  • Best Catholic Faith Booster Ever! Sep 16, 2019

    By lthsjz
    I have been a Catholic all my life. My parents raised my siblings and I with the sacraments, the saints, the rosary and a Catholic education. My husband and I raised our children in the same way but sadly, the secular world as seduced them away from the “faith of our fathers”. Since I discovered Formed, I have learned so much about our beautiful faith and I find such comfort in learning more about the sacraments, saints and teachings of the Church. Watching the series “Presence” and “Forgiven” I was brought to tears of love to rediscover the joy of these incredible gifts from Our Loving Father! The audio series about St. Patrick and St. Cecelia were also amazing. My grandchildren enjoyed the Ryan Defrates series. The quality and entertaining potential of the movies about Maria Goretti, Mother Theresa, and St. Barbara have enriched my life and bolstered my faith. Any time I am struggling with an issue, I can get on Formed and find wisdom, grace and peace. Thank you for doing this great work for all of us in the Church Militant. Please pray for my children and grandchildren, siblings and cousins who have lost their way. God bless you all.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Neil Combs
    Great Catholic resources and entertainment. Many movies, stories of Saints, talks, and educational series on both broad and timely topics.
  • Excellent Content! Nov 11, 2019

    By AlexJTodd
    I'm not even Catholic yet, but there's so much good information here, a person can be well persuaded of the truth of Catholicism. My 9-year-old daughter LOVES Brother Francis episodes, and I do too. They are very well-produced and true to Scripture and (from what I know about Catholic doctrine) the Church's teaching. The computer animation is good, the songs are melodic and memorable for kids. Their Symbolon series was used in the RCIA course I attended. It is good, but to a degree an apologetic for Christianity against unbelief. As an evangelical with some training in theology, some of the defense of theism wasn't necessary for me. That said, as an RCIA series, that is probably good to have in there because the Holy Spirit draws people to Christ's Church from many different levels and types of belief. Brant Pitre's scholarly and Biblical explanation of Catholic doctrine is probably the best thing here. As a former Sola-Scriptura evangelical, I find his knowledge of Scripture and accessible explanations more persuasive than anything else I have encountered in my trip to the Church.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Hannah
    Great app with great content! My only issue it that I'd love it if more of the content had options for closed captioning. I have some processing issues that make it hard for me to filter out background noise, so I usually keep captions turned on in video apps. But overall, it's still a wonderful app and I'm thankful for the kids shows especially because it's hard to find Catholic content for kids.

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  • img Expert
    1. Grow and share your faith! Get 100% free study helps, media, clean entertainment and more sent straight to your mobile device anytime
    2. Customize your home screen with personalized Catholic and family-friendly content
    3. Get full access to thousands of video-based study programs, movies, documentaries, audio talks, audiobooks, and eBooks on-demand

    Reviewed by Kaylin on April 3, 2019

  • My life is forever changed Sep 11, 2020

    By Stephchildoftheblessedmother
    I absolutely loved FORMED. I believe it has completely changed my faith to where I am such on fire. I feel like the Holy Spirit is really guided me in this area and FORMED has been the Avenue. I am so grateful to the people who founded the Augustine Institute with the online platform and inspiration. I tell all I can think of about it and I try to get them to sign up and even if they are not Catholic. I feel like it pertains to all Christians in every aspect. And I also believe that The Holy Spirit wants us to all be one. Jesus wants us To be one in the body of Christ. My favorite ones...hard to just pick a few because love so many but I love Timothy Gray, Scott Hahn and you can’t hardly beat so many of the things on here Chris Stephnick is incredible. These people are inspired inspired by the Holy Spirit and I am so thankful for them. If you are trying to decide it it’s worth it to get formed it’s not even a debate I promise you will not regret a moment. The more and more I learn the more and more I want to learn. When my daughters get a little older one is 23 months the other is 2 months I might re-evaluate going back to school with something taking online. I already have my masters in unrelated field in healthcare but I love listening and learning on here cannot get enough.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Diane Akers
    FORMED has been a great tool as background for proclaiming the faith , with Parish School of Religion class, even 2nd grade. Also a multi-sensory teaching aid during a related class. Thank you all for thr beautiful cinematography and sincerity of your presentation.
  • Easy bridge between me and God Jun 28, 2020

    By JennMacD
    In my busy life I find it hard to sit and read a book on spirituality, or hard to pray set prayers for long stretches at a time. Sometimes, even at Mass, my mind wanders and I miss the message. I feel “occupied” with life and I don’t want to pray. Using FORMED is like finding an oasis in a dry expanse. I can find books on audio for the car or while I get ready in the morning - like the Advent audio “Meditations On the Art of Waiting by Mary Francis” was soooo helpful relieving my stress as I wrapped presents at Christmas. Watching saint movies with my kids, or opening important topics to discuss with my teens through YDisciple, FORMED bridges a gap I’m sometimes at a loss to know how to cross. Even encouragement for my marriage is a result of FORMED. Vastly more important than helping my family relationships, FORMED brings me closer to God. I can feel His presence and hear His leadings after I’ve meditated on the application of something I’ve heard or seen on FORMED. I’m hungry and have the strength, the desire to seek after God once my soul has been touched by one of the shows in FORMED. And at times, I need all the help I can get!!!
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Haley Scallon
    Love all the shows for adults and children! Great tool. The shows are very high quality and my children love them. Very wholesome!
  • Lectio Bible Studies May 23, 2020

    By Wapato Wordy
    Our women’s study group is using the Lectio series for our Bible Study. We started with Mark. The fine art that is included in the workbook is fantastic. The questions are thought provoking and easy to share. Dr. Tim Gray is the most excellent teacher. He is so easy to listen to and challenges us to go deeper in our relationship with God. His explanation of the paintings is amazing as he draws us into the current lesson and helps us to understand Scripture. We also love his sense of humor as well as the connections that are made between the Old and New Testament. Awesome! We are currently going through “Prayer” for the second time. This lecture series is so rich that it takes more than once to begin to catch all the profound lessons that are contained in each half hour talk. We hear something new every time. We have ordered the Study Guides for two more of Tim Gray’s lectures. We hope he continues to offer more. You can’t beat all that Formed has to offer. Every Catholic who is interested in deepening their faith will find something of interest in the fine productions of The Augustine Institute.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Meghan Austin
    Formed is full of amazing, inspiring content. My whole family has enjoyed growing closer to our Lord and Blessed Mother through spending time with their content. We're so grateful!
  • Best Catholic Faith Booster Ever! Sep 16, 2019

    By lthsjz
    I have been a Catholic all my life. My parents raised my siblings and I with the sacraments, the saints, the rosary and a Catholic education. My husband and I raised our children in the same way but sadly, the secular world as seduced them away from the “faith of our fathers”. Since I discovered Formed, I have learned so much about our beautiful faith and I find such comfort in learning more about the sacraments, saints and teachings of the Church. Watching the series “Presence” and “Forgiven” I was brought to tears of love to rediscover the joy of these incredible gifts from Our Loving Father! The audio series about St. Patrick and St. Cecelia were also amazing. My grandchildren enjoyed the Ryan Defrates series. The quality and entertaining potential of the movies about Maria Goretti, Mother Theresa, and St. Barbara have enriched my life and bolstered my faith. Any time I am struggling with an issue, I can get on Formed and find wisdom, grace and peace. Thank you for doing this great work for all of us in the Church Militant. Please pray for my children and grandchildren, siblings and cousins who have lost their way. God bless you all.
  • Excellent Content! Nov 11, 2019

    By AlexJTodd
    I'm not even Catholic yet, but there's so much good information here, a person can be well persuaded of the truth of Catholicism. My 9-year-old daughter LOVES Brother Francis episodes, and I do too. They are very well-produced and true to Scripture and (from what I know about Catholic doctrine) the Church's teaching. The computer animation is good, the songs are melodic and memorable for kids. Their Symbolon series was used in the RCIA course I attended. It is good, but to a degree an apologetic for Christianity against unbelief. As an evangelical with some training in theology, some of the defense of theism wasn't necessary for me. That said, as an RCIA series, that is probably good to have in there because the Holy Spirit draws people to Christ's Church from many different levels and types of belief. Brant Pitre's scholarly and Biblical explanation of Catholic doctrine is probably the best thing here. As a former Sola-Scriptura evangelical, I find his knowledge of Scripture and accessible explanations more persuasive than anything else I have encountered in my trip to the Church.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Hannah
    Great app with great content! My only issue it that I'd love it if more of the content had options for closed captioning. I have some processing issues that make it hard for me to filter out background noise, so I usually keep captions turned on in video apps. But overall, it's still a wonderful app and I'm thankful for the kids shows especially because it's hard to find Catholic content for kids.
  • Apr 18, 2021

    By Maria Chiarello
    Formed is full of amazing, educational and inspiring content. I have been using the formed app for a couple years now. I admit, I am not the most faithful of users, but this app has never failed to provide me with material that improved my relationship with God.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Neil Combs
    Great Catholic resources and entertainment. Many movies, stories of Saints, talks, and educational series on both broad and timely topics.
  • A library of encouraging resources Mar 20, 2020

    By jcwords
    I have used and enjoyed Formed since our parish signed up a couple of years ago. I’ve read ebooks, watched various bible studies and films, and enjoyed special devotions for Lent and Advent. It has been a blessing. I would like to see more resources on Catholic Social Teaching as I believe it would guide me as I seek to do my part in this broken, beautiful world. I appreciate the very short series with the Brother who draws so effectively (Brother Mickey?), and I would like to those in the parish. But I also need more in-depth resources for my own study. One thing I’ve found frustrating in recent months is that the app logs me out between uses (not every time; just sometimes). To get back in requires an email address, a visit to an email inbox, and a click on a link. It’s obviously doable, but when I have a just a few minutes or am on my phone, it’s a lot of steps and especially on my phone where I can’t see as well, I leave and read something else. I would appreciate a simpler process or just not getting logged out. Overall, though, I enjoy Formed and find it helpful.
  • Feb 24, 2021

    By Ana Paula Guevara
    The app doesn't have a tab to navigate in an easier way. Is scrolling down and down on the "Explore" tab, but there's no tab to show me all the topics, or all the sections. I also don't understand why I need to receive an email every time I want to watch in a different device... I love the content and the quality of the work, but the app has some drawbacks that could be fixed!
  • So many sites, so little time! Apr 17, 2020

    By child in a candy shop
    We go to Formed for many different programs, and find the Truth and the Story of our Faith so well-presented. Practicing our Faith at home and celebrating the sacraments and devotions and attending enriching discussion groups at Church has been made more meaningful and has brought us closer to Jesus. So thank you, Augustine Institute. Wish there were more time to participate in everything you offer, although the stay-home situation has allowed us to explore more lately. Four stars because it would be helpful to access a table of contents to see a printed list of all the programs that you offer, arranged in categories and be able to click and go right to the one wanted. Some of the video covers are hard to read when searching. That said, thank you for quality programs by wonderful, gifted presenters and excellent unique graphics for each series helping us to locate the one we need and leading us beautifully through the talks.
  • App is good, needs a couple tweaks and more content Mar 15, 2021

    By gtvr4me
    It is a blessing to have an app like this to stream Catholic content wherever. Functionally, would be great to have a more advanced search or search by some type of tagging or categories. As for content, the original content and some of the series are great. I would love to see more content, perhaps working with other organizations like Word on Fire and Catholic Answers to include their content. To have some other great sources of content under one app would be awesome and something I would gladly pay for with a monthly subscription. My family is also utilizing a great program called Our Lady of the Rosary family catechism. It is totally free and the videos are a great walk-through of the Baltimore Catechism. Would be great to have those videos available on the app as well.
  • Mar 7, 2021

    By Jennifer Wagner
    Lots of great content. My only complaint is that I wish my 5 year old could access this easier from our livingroom TV. There is no icon on our Xbox One like there is for Disney Plus or Pureflix. Instead, I have to go to an internet icon, type in the website in the browser, then log in to Formed.
  • Great content, app needs more features Aug 10, 2019

    By cpl116
    The content here is really terrific, but using the app can be frustrating. It’s a pretty bare bones streaming service which works fine if you sit down to watch/listen to a whole show at once. But heaven help you if you get interrupted and need to find your place again after the app restarts. This really needs a “recently watched” list, a “continue watching” list, and a “to watch” list. Ideally this would be stored in your account so it could be accessed from the browser version too. I’d also like to be able to search within a content type, for instance searching for a keyword and returning only podcast results or only video results. I really like the content but I am spoiled by other streaming services and podcatchers which really put this one to shame in terms of ease of use and keeping track of what you have and haven’t played.

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