Bakhita: From Slave to Saint

She requests to join the order of Canossian sisters, but Marin doesn't want to give her up as his servant, treating her almost as his property. This leads to a moving court case that raised an uproar which impacts Bakhita's freedom and ultimate decision to become a nun. Includes a 16 page collector's booklet by Daria Sockey.

In 1948 aurora marin arrives with her family at the convent of the Canossian Sisters of Schio, Italy, where Sister Bakhita has just died. Giuseppe moscati, doctor zhivago and stars Fatou Kine Boye, Fabio Sartor, Stefania Rocca, Ettore Bassi, and Francesco Salvi. Aurora was hoping to see her before she died.

Bakhita: From Slave to Saint. She is treated as an outcast by the peasants and the other servants due to her black skin and African background, but Bakhita is kind and generous to others. Directed by Giacamo Campiotti St. Born in a village in sudan, kidnapped by slavers, often beaten and abused, Bakhita then came to Italy and became the nanny servant of Federico's daughter, Aurora, and later sold to Federico Marin, a Venetian merchant, who had lost her mother at birth.

Pope john paul ii declared her a saint in the year 2000 Bakhita gradually comes closer to God with the help of the kind village priest, and embraces the Catholic faith. She gathers her children around the picture of Bakhita and tells them of the incredible life of the woman that had raised her as her nanny.

St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor

Moscati evacuated a nursing home in the endangered area, personally moving the frail and infirm patients to safety minutes before the roof of the building collapsed. Moscati treated poor patients free of charge, and would often send someone home with an envelope containing a prescription and a 50-lire note.

He was also a medical school professor and a pioneer in the field of biochemistry whose research led to the discovery of insulin as a cure for diabetes. He could have pursued a brilliant academic career, taken a professorial chair and devoted more time to research, but he preferred to continue working with patients and to train interns.

Giuseppe moscati, "the holy physician of naples, " was a medical doctor and layman in the early 20th century who came from an aristocratic family and devoted his medical career to serving the poor. Moscati was outspoken in his opposition to the unfair practices of nepotism and bribery that often influenced appointments at that time.

Special features include: special "making of" film documentary 16 page Collector's booklet by Tim Drake This DVD contains the following language tracks:Italian with English and Spanish subtitles. He encouraged his patients to receive the sacraments. His feast day is November 16. Dr. Before examining a patient or engaging in research he would place himself in the presence of God.

Sinner - Saint - Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier

O'brien, author, father elijah: An Apocalypse "Ignatius of Loyola was a soldier and an aristocrat. This modern and very human take on the story of St. But more than this, the acting is outstanding, and the sense of moral and spiritual struggle is completely convincing. It goes without saying that some of its strength is due to the gripping life-story of St.

Widescreen this dvd contains the following languages: English with English or Spanish subtitles. Schall, sj, professor emeritus, georgetown university "A vibrant portrayal of an amazing story of God's grace! This film captures the drama of Ignatius Loyola's conversion and surrender to God. Ad majorem Dei gloriam!"-- Fr.

It is a stirring drama, an epic adventure, and a portrait of an intimate and profound friendship with the Lord. Special dvd features 16 page collector's booklet 5 "Making Of" film segments: Planning the Film 9 mins. The director's Vision 10 mins. Meet the Cast 13 mins. Production Design 14 mins. Lighting the Film 12 mins.

The movie about Ignatius of Loyola is a masterpiece. In his lifelong quest to become the heroic knight of his fantasies, Ignatius stares death in the face again and again, having his leg shattered by a cannonball in battle; driven to near suicide by his inner demons; finding himself imprisoned, accused of being an illuminati; and finally finding his life in the hands of the Inquisition.

Saint Philip Neri: I Prefer Heaven

Philip in this beautifully produced film that is directed by Giacomo Campiotti, director of the acclaimed films Bakhita: From Slave to Saint and St. Includes a 16 page booklet. He became the founder of the religious congregation, the Oratory, that worked with the youth and also labored to re-evangelize a decadent Rome.

This captivating film highlights Neri's great love for youth, his warm sense of humor, contagious joy, deep mystical spirituality, and his amazing gift for miracles. Giuseppe Moscatti. Also includes bonus features of the "Making Of" and "Behind the Scenes". Hoping to join St. Actor gigi proietti gives a moving performance as St.

This dvd contains the following language options: Italian with English or Spanish subtitles. Ignatius of loyola's new order of jesuits and be a missionary to India, Philip was instead guided by Providence to seek out the poor and abandoned youth of Rome to catechize them in the faith and help them find a better life.

An epic feature film on the famous "Apostle of Rome" and great friend of youth in the 16th century. Philip neri was widely known for his great charity, deep prayer life, and tremendous humor. One of the most popular saints of all time, St.

Padre Pio Miracle Man

Dubbed in English. It reveals the amazing details and events in padre pio's life as a boy and throughout his 50 years as a friar, as well as the persecution he suffered at the hands of people, dramatizing the frequent attacks of the Devil on him, including those in the church. This movie captures the capuchin friar's intense faith and devotion, and deep spiritual concern for others, as well as his great compassion for the sick and suffering.

Starring italian actor sergio castellitto, and directed by Carlo Carlei, this is an outstanding feature film on the amazing life of this great saint. This dvd contains the following language options: Italian or Spanish with English subtitles.

Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

Augustine of Hippo. With augustine, monica and Ambrose, the stories of two other great saints, are also portrayed. Dvd set includes the 133 min. Theatrical version, and the 203 minute full-length original version, with a 24 page Collector's Booklet and study guide. The 133 minute dvd includes the following language tracks: English with English and Spanish subtitles.

It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe. Its message of sin, conversion, redemption is as timely today as it was in the 5th century of Augustine. A special 2-dvd collector's edition of the acclaimed epic film on St. It is the story of a gifted man who pursues fame and fortune without a moral compass - and the dramatic changes that occur in his soul when challenging events lead him to see the light of truth.

Filmed in europe, the first full-length feature movie on Augustine, it uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of one of the Church's most beloved and well-known Saints.

Faustina: The Apostle of Divine Mercy

This award-winning movie is a beautiful representation of the mystical life of St. Maria faustina, who became the "Apostle of Divine Mercy". He also requested from sister faustina that an image be painted and venerated of him and his Divine Mercy, and asked that we pray especially the Chaplet of Mercy. It is to her that jesus appeared and commanded that she be his instrument for promoting devotion to his Divine Mercy, and that the Feast of Divine Mercy be established and celebrated on the Sunday after Easter.

Actress dorota segda received great critical acclaim by European film critics for her stunning portrayal of Sister Faustina. It tells the story of her mystical experiences as a nun living in a convent in Poland in the early 20th century. This dvd contains the following languages: Polish with English or Spanish subtitles.

The story and film are based on her own writings from her "Diary", which has become a worldwide best-selling spiritual work. Film includes a 30 minute bonus extra of the "Making Of" the movie. She was canonized by pope john Paul II in 2000 as the first saint of the new millennium.

The Reluctant Saint

Directed by Edward Dymtryk. Special feature include:- New DVD transfer from the original archive film master. Joseph of cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. Joseph of cupertino by historian and journalist Sandra Miesel. Includes the "lost ending"!this DVD contains the following language tracks: English with optional Spanish or English subtitles.

With the support of the kindly local bishop who sees in him a great deal more than others, and by a series of miraculous incidents, the simple but pious Joseph is ordained a priest. Made from the original archive film masterMaximilian Schell stars as "the flying friar", St. In the impoverished village of 17th century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph s peasant mother convinces the reluctant Abbott Ricardo Montalban to accept her son into the monastery.

Includes a 16-page collector's Booklet with an essay by film critic Steven Greydanus and a biography of St. Shown in Black & White. Yet some are convinced that it is the devil, not God, who is responsible for Joseph's miraculous powers until a final miracle reveals to all his true sanctity. A profound and humorous film for all ages.

Also starring Lea Padovani and Akim Tamiroff.

Life for Life: Maximilian Kolbe

Kolbe had been the founder and superior. Now jan is not just fleeing the Nazis, but also from his guilt for his involvement in Kolbe's death. He goes to visit niepokalanów, a very large Franciscan monastery where Fr. Maximillian kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in place of one of the inmates.

In addition to jan - torn between wanting to forget and a fascination with Kolbe - another key character emerges, Brother Anselm.  . He is a devout young franciscan priest who quietly but strongly witnesses to Kolbe's heroic faith and love, and then rejoices at the Beatification of Kolbe by Pope Paul VI.

This acclaimed film was directed by Krzystof Zanussi, and stars Christoph Waltz and Edward Zentara in powerful performances. In polish, with English and Spanish subtitles. Auschwitz, 1941. Later kolbe will be canonized by his fellow countryman, Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed Kolbe as the "patron saint of the difficult 20th century".

There jan wants to learn what were the motives behind his decision to die for another prisoner, a complete stranger. There jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death by starvation by the Nazis as a punishment for his escape. One among the convicts is Fr. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit.

Saint Rita

She finds peace and new hope through generosity of a nearby convent of sisters, and with their help she develops a deep union with Christ that greatly inspires all who near her. Starring vittoria belvedere and martin crewes, helped him overcome his dark past and convert to faith, happily bore him two childern, great love, profound forgiveness and strong faith as it tells the story of this brave and loyal woman who married her knight, this powerful story combines high drama, senseless tragedy, deep betrayal, and later endures immense pain as she loses everything in her life.

Also includes a special 16 page Collector's booklet. This dvd contains the following language options: Italian with English subtitles, English dubbed version or Spanish subtitles. Rita of cascia is immortalized in this wonderful, deeply moving film about this beautiful woman who lived in Italy in the 14th century.

Famous as the patron of hopeless situations, St.

Saint John Bosco Mission to Love

His deep faith, creative imagination and profound charity shine through in this wonderful film. Growing up without a father gave him compassion for the many orphans that he cared for, while he faced persecution from both secular society and the Church as he fought to build a place to house and educate the homeless, outcast youth of Turin.

Beautifully filmed in italy, this epic movie dramatizes the many challenges that Don Bosco had to overcome from this childhood through founding his religious order, the Salesians, for helping educate boys. Flavio insinna gives a winning performance as John Don Bosco, the great priest and educator of youth from the tough streets of Turin, Italy.