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About The Quest


What is The Quest?

The Quest is a documentary-style miniseries produced by the University of Dallas that draws on stories from Scripture, history, and literature to explore the Christian life as a narrative of joyful courage in troubled times. Season two -- The Quest: The Way of Beauty -- explores how beauty helps us to deepen our encounter with God and experience His presence more fully.


How long is the miniseries? 

There are two seasons of The Quest with 5 episodes in each season. Each episode is approximately 25 minutes long.


Who should watch it?

We recommend this series for anyone who feels discouraged or who wishes to explore more deeply the call to live out our Christian faith in today’s world. The series is particularly appropriate for those of high school age and above.


I’m worried that this series might be too complex or over my head. Is this right for me?

Yes! Although this series weaves together the wisdom of University of Dallas professors, this is not a philosophy class. It’s a visually compelling, gripping narrative that speaks as much to the heart as the mind.


How can I access the episodes? 

You can start The Quest today by signing up with your email at quest.udallas.edu. All episodes will be emailed for free to those who register, as well as their accompanying discussion guides and future updates about the series.

You can also watch The Quest on EWTN during our weekly time slot of 5 p.m. EST on Thursday evenings and anytime on EWTN On Demand


How much does it cost to watch the episodes?

There is no cost to watch the videos; just create a free account and the episodes will be sent to you. 


Who made The Quest? 

The Quest is the inaugural offering of UD Productions and is a collaborative effort of the faculty and staff of the University of Dallas. Dr. Shannon Valenzuela is the Writer and Director, and Joe Haggard is the Director of Photography. The second season of The Quest was filmed at UD’s Eugene Constantin campus just outside of Rome and at landmarks and churches around the Eternal City.


These videos are great. Where can I find more like them?

We invite you to check out the series in our free Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program by visiting catholicfaithandculture.udallas.edu. You might also enjoy our Liberal Learning for Life @ UD Podcast.


I have more questions. Whom should I contact for answers? 

Email us at quest@udallas.edu.


I'd like to support the work of UD in renewing culture through education and productions like the Quest. Where can I give?

Thanks so much for wanting to support the mission of UD. Please visit our Donation Page to make a secure gift online or for other ways to give.

Watch the Trailers

SEASON 1 | The Quest

SEASON 2 | The Quest: The Way of Beauty

I want to start The Quest!

By signing up, you gain FREE instant access to Season 1, The Quest, and Season 2, The Quest: The Way of Beauty, and the accompanying episode discussion guides.

On Demand Streaming

Each of the episodes can be streamed for free by signing up below. You also gain access to accompanying discussion guides for each episode.


A special thank you to all who have made this project possible.