Saint Biographies

SAN’ANTONIO DI PADOVA (DVD)
YEAR: 2002 (Original Luxvide)
2003 (US Ignatius Press)
PUBLISHER: Image Music
BUY: DVD Ignatius Press (US), CD iTunes

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THEME: SAINTS - FILM

In 1221 two men were fortuitously shipwrecked on the coast of Sicily. They wore the habit of the Franciscan friars. They are called Giulietto and Antonio. The latter kneels, asking for forgiveness , before the bishop of the place and begins to tell his story ... So begins St. Anthony of Padua , the film which tells the story of Fernando de Bouillon, a young Portuguese noble who against the will of his father chose the convent instead of fighting against the Muslim threat . That is, Anthony, the noble knight who became a faithful follower of St. Francis, servant of the Church with the Word rather than the sword. Humility, pride, pride instinctive docility, live fire and ashes: these are the many souls of Anthony,who in just thirty six years of life was not only the saint of miracles known to all, but also a passionate defender of the values ​​of justice, solidarity and social peace, a staunch foe of usury and, finally, a tireless preacher, always on the go.

SANTA RITA (DVD)
YEAR: 2004 (Original Luxvide)
2006 (US Ignatius Press)
PUBLISHER: Image Music
BUY: DVD Ignatius Press (US), CD n/a

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THEME: SAINTS - FILM

Rita of Cascia, a saint who lived in a very violent time and had the courage to break the cycle of revenge with deep forgiveness, a sincere Christian. She is a saint because she particularly speaks to the hearts of all. She was a daughter, wife, mother, nun, who lived as a model of the Christian life.

CHIARA E FRANCESCO (DVD) 
YEAR: 2007 (Original Luxvide)
2008 (US Ignatius Press)
PUBLISHER:
BUY: DVD Amazon (US), CD Intermezzo Media (IT)

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THEME: SAINTS - FILM

Clare and Francis is the story of two boys who have undertaken radical choices, both animated by a love without compromise. The film tells for the first time, developing in parallel, the stories of their lives, supporting the view that they have each contributed to the spiritual growth of the other. This is a universal story that can speak to the hearts of those who believe and those who do not believe.

DON BOSCO (DVD) 
YEAR: 2004 (Original Luxvide)
2006 (US Ignatius Press)
PUBLISHER: Image Music
BUY: DVD Ignatius Press (US), CD n/a

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THEME: SAINTS - FILM

In a century scarred by political strife, religious tensions, technological and cultural revolutions, Don Bosco, a man with faith and with his tireless activity and illumination, managed to convey a message of "reason, religion and loving kindness" to hundreds of guys who were attracted by his familiarity with God and his affabilitywho had the opportunity to overcome their condition of economic and social hardship and experience the thrill of feeling loved. 

SAN PIETRO (DVD) (ST. PETER)
YEAR: 2005 (Original Luxvide)
2008 (US Alliance)
PUBLISHER: Heristal Entertainment
BUY: DVD Amazon (US), CD iTunes (US)

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THEME: SAINTS - FILM

St. Peter tells one of the key events of the epic of antiquity: the spread of Christianity in Rome and throughout the Empire. The film shows the reaction of the Romans and the Jews from the standpoint of political and religious chronicles to the seemingly insurmountable difficulties that Christianity has had to deal with to be able to spread. It tells the story of the man who managed to unite what was divided, the story of a friendship between two men who knew how to love each other and understand each other. The history of the community from which it arose and spread a new religion is presented. It is the story of a city and of those who lived in a pivotal moment in the history of humanity.

PREFERISCO IL PARADISO (DVD) (ST. PHILIP NERI)
YEAR: 2010 (Original Luxvide)
2011 (US Ignatius Press)
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BUY: DVD Amazon (US), CD not available

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THEME: SAINTS - FILM

Be good if you can ... It has become a proverbial expression of Philip Neri, one of the saints of the most bizarre story of the Church, the Apostle of Rome. The holy joy, the jester of God, the goofy good are just some of the definitions of this priest who was born in Florence in 1515 and lived for sixty years in Rome. While celebrating the Council of Trent and the Counter-Reformation, San Filippo formed youth with tenderness and irony bringing them closer to the liturgy and making fun, singing and playing, in what would become the Oratory, a Congregation proclaimed by Pope Gregory XIII in 1575. St. Philip Neri in his long life was a friend of St. Ignatius and Cardinal Charles Borromeo, but when he was asked if he wanted to become a cardinal, he said he preferred Paradise. He was proclaimed a saint in 1622.

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