Set inside the crumbling walls of a dilapidated Victorian sanatorium, eight mysterious characters reveal their secret stories to the visiting camera. The eight are linked by one unifying and crucial event in their lives: each of them has had an encounter with Jesus of Nazareth in some way — an experience that has left an indelible mark. Each character brushed with Jesus but most missed the moment. They touched the light then lingered in the shadows. They were offered freedom but made friends with their chains. Now they are haunted by the memory of what was and what might have been.
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story shows how she served New York's poor and became a voice for the voiceless. The film shows Dorothy’s struggle as she establishes the Catholic Worker movement and commits herself to a lifetime of peacemaking, battling for justice, and hands-on service to the poor.
Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages—an Abbess and woman of God, a visionary, naturalist, playwright, political moralist, and composer. Born in 1098, she was beset by the most extraordinary religious visions from the age of eight-visions which she wrote down, painted, dramatized, and set to music. This substantial legacy of her visionary writings and songs are unique for their mystic power and beauty. They serve as some of the most radiant and illuminating accounts of religious experience ever.
In a lavish period production, comparable to Merchant Ivory's "A Room with a View," Therese tells the true story of Thérèse of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times. It's a story of struggle and tragedy, and the greatest of all romances -The story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary soul.
The first feature film ever on Joseph, the husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus. What was it like from Joseph’s point of view? Witness Joseph’s reaction to the miraculous visitation of angels who inform him of the mysterious divine conception of the Son of God and the family’s dangerous flight into Egypt to save the child.
Filmed on location in Assisi and other places where St. Francis lived and died, this feature film vividly tells the story of this greatly beloved saint from childhood through his death. Beautifully filmed with outstanding cinematography and fine acting talent, it stars Italian actor Raoul Bova as Francis and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michele Soavi.
HOOVEY is the true and inspiring story of the Elliott family, who refused to surrender, instead turning to one another and their faith in the worst of circumstances, to rebuild their lives, their boy, and their dreams... together. Step by grueling step, with faith, love, and the tireless work of a mother and father to save their family, their farm, their dream, Hoovey learns to walk again. To read again. To dribble and shoot a basketball again. And yes, to dream again himself.
Inspired by the true tale of a dissident priest’s temporary furlough from Dachau. From inside the Dachau concentration camp “Priest Block,” Father Henri Kremer clings to a fragile life and fading faith. But Gestapo officer Gebhardt, a young and ruthless lapsed seminarian, arranges a nine day reprieve for the priest. If Kramer can persuade his staunchly anti-Nazi Bishop to capitulate to Nazi occupation, he’ll go free. But if he fails or tries to escape, certain death awaits. In German with English subtitles.
During the 90 minutes he is declared dead after a traffic accident, Don Piper experiences love, joy, and life like he's never known. But when he finally wakes in the hospital, Heaven's bliss is replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support of his family and community, Don clings to his faith and fights to recover the life he's lost.
Suzanne Waters (Karen Abercrombie) has just passed the baton as the principal of the local high school. Having spent a lifetime teaching life lessons, the journey into retirement is about to bring her one of her greatest lessons. As Suzanne reflects back on her life of faithfulness, we are reminded that there are no accidents in God’s Kingdom, no chance meetings, no purposeless steps taken. Also starring TC Stallings and Erin Bethea.
Based on the true story of a troubled man named Leon Terblanche, a teacher at a school for disabled children, who finds himself confronted with the question: “Where is God?” This sets him on a journey where he discovers that he has never been alone through all the hurt and brokenness of his past. He learns that no matter how broken you are, God is always our only living hope. Born to Win shows how God turns the hurt, frustration, and emptiness of a man into hope, faith, and victory to inspire many others to be the winners they were born to be.
Set includes two titles: Trouble With Angels -- Hayley Mills and June Harding star in this delightful comedy about two mischievous students who turn a convent school upside down with their pranks. Where Angels Go Trouble Follows -- High-spirited sequel to The Trouble with Angels, starring Rosalind Russell reprising her role.
Unbroken is the inspiring and true story of American World War II hero Louis Zamperini. This powerful film was produced and directed by Angelina Jolie. It’s the story of stamina and courage in the face of unbelievable human cruelty. Louis Zamperini: who survives in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in World War II, and was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.
Includes The Ultimate Gift, The Ultimate Life, and The Ultimate Legacy.
No Greater Love -- A despondent American journalist is sent to rural Austria in the fall of 1956 to cover the story of the refugee flight from Communist Hungary, following the demise of an attempted revolution against Soviet occupation. Touch of the Master's Hand -- An inspirational and captivating film that speaks eloquently to the worth and potential of every individual. This film parable, based on the beloved poem by Myra Brooks Welch, illustrates why all life is valuable and that anyone can find renewal and begin again.
In every persons life, there's a stranger we all know. From the producers of The Perfect Stranger and Another Perfect Stranger comes a mini-serial for television that continues the stories of a modern-day Jesus walking amongst us.
This outstanding movie is unique among films on St. Francis because of the historical accuracy of the story and its authentic spirit of joy and piety Francis was known for, as well as the major role played by Clare who is given equal stature with Francis.