by Lisa M. Hendey | Source:
With the October release of their second DVD aimed at Catholic
babies and toddlers, The Rosary Project has hit another home run. Holy Baby 2: Jesus Loves Me,
He is the Bread of Life
will please both little children and the people who love them.
This forty minute DVD offers options for listening in English, Spanish and French, as well as a
“song only” option which enables the user to select video accompaniment for their personal favorite
song selections. While the DVD is clearly aimed at the under four crowd, older siblings and parents
can also listen and learn as some of the classics of our faith are taught. Unlike so many “baby”
CDs that tend to grate on a mom’s nerves, Holy Baby 2: Jesus Loves Me, He is the Bread of
offers a wonderful blend of beautiful music, classic Catholic prayers, and scriptural
references, with the backdrop of high quality video clips.
The DVD’s Eucharistic devotion
is clear from the opening credits, which dedicate the project to the memory of Pope John Paul II, in
thanksgiving for the inspiration offered by his “Year of the Eucharist”. The video’s content and
scriptural references teach about the Eucharist in a manner which is both understandable and
dogmatically correct. Among the many charming “actors” featured in the DVD, your child will likely
be drawn to repeated images of the smiling priest featured in the Eucharistic segments.
Speaking of actors, my favorite stars in this particular production are the children who grace the
video. A broad range of ages and ethnicities are represented, doing typical things kids do.
Another star of the show is the computer generated “Baby Bosco” character and loveable pup “Grigio”
who appear throughout the DVD.
One of my favorite components of Holy Baby 2: Jesus
Loves Me, He is the Bread of Life
is the music. Both adult and children’s voices are presented
and the tunes range from the ageless favorite “Rise and Shine” to church classics such as “Joyful,
Joyful We Adore Thee” and “Faith of Our Fathers”. Running throughout the DVD is a beautiful new
“Catholic version” of the tune “Jesus Loves Me”, which is lovingly adapted with a new Catholic
The DVD includes numerous prayers you will want your child to know and love,
ranging from the Sign of the Cross and the Our Father to St. Alphonsus Ligouri’s Prayer of
Adoration. Additionally, the DVD includes several thematic scripture readings. The only
shortcoming that I found in the video relates to these readings: I would have liked to have heard
the citations for the bible sections or seen them printed on the screen when the readings were
proclaimed. The exact bible references are, however, printed on the DVD’s cover.
you’ve got a little Catholic in your life, you’ll want to purchase The Rosary Project’s Holy
Baby 2: Jesus Loves Me, He is the Bread of Life
. With beautiful music, artful and inspiring
video, and a true focus on our faith, this DVD should have a place in every Catholic home. I’m
looking forward to Holy Baby 3 and will be adding this to my list of gifts for future baby showers
To purchase Holy Baby 2: Jesus Loves Me, He is the Bread of Life