Special Edition This is the acclaimed Academy Award winning drama about the conflict between St.Thomas More and King Henry VIII which is filled with intrigue and courage. Robert Shaw stars as Henry, who wants to divorce his wife in order to marry Anne Boleyn. Only Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) has the courage and conviction to oppose the King's will. Though all alone in his brave decison to stand firm with the Church, More's valiant refusal to abandon his principles leads to his martyrdom. A stunning performance by Scofield who won Best Actor for his role as More. This DVD contains the following language tracks: English with optional English or Portuguese subtitles. This movie is rated G. 120 minutes
One of his best retreats, preached before a live audience in a church toward the end of Archbishop Sheen's active life. The church was filled with people of all ages: young children, teenagers, and their parents. In this moving presentation, the Archbishop speaks about topics that apply to everyone: Mass, Confession, Youth & Sex, the Devil, Making the Right Choice, Suffering, True Love, and many more. Listen to the Archbishop as he treats, in his usual thorough, articulate and humorous manner, each of these topics, and more! Providently, these 12 conferences were recorded and preserved - and it is now the only retreat of the late Archbishop available in color on DVD.
Highly recommended as a “sensitive portrayal of a very moving story that deserves a wide audience.” Shot on location in France w/ a beautiful music score. This film was chosen to be shown daily at the shrine in Lourdes.
These three classic programs on one DVD from Bishop Sheen’s television series offer his witty insights on the Irish psychology and sense of humor. The three programs are: The Divine Sense of Humor, Psychology of the Irish, and Why Do People Laugh? Enjoy three excellent examples of Fulton Sheen’s brilliant Irish wit and wisdom. 90 minutes
Special Edition Ben Gazzara stars in this classic film about St. John Bosco, the beloved 19th century Italian priest who sought out the homeless youth of Turin to help them have a better life. He overcame incredible challenges, including the government who wanted him out of the way, an archbishop who tried to silence him, and the revolution that put a price on his head. But nothing could stop Don Bosco from rescuing the poor and outcast children to give them a home, teach them work skills, and catechize them in the Catholic faith. Don Bosco is the inspiring true story of a brave and holy priest whose single-handed battle to save the children of the streets inspired the formation of the Salesians , which is now a worldwide religious order that carries on his work with youth everywhere. Blessed with tremendous gifts, a creative imagination and a great sense of humor, Bosco had a winning way with youth and was a brilliant educator. Having suffered much in his own youth and growing up without a father gave him compassion for the many orphans he cared for, and his profound charity shines through in this film. His deep devotion to and trust in Our Lady was a great source of blessings and strength for his work with youth that continues to this day. Patsy Kensit and Karl Zinny also star with Gazzara, and the film was directed by Leandro Castellani. This DVD contains the following language options: In English with optional Spanish subtitles. . 113 mins.
On Good Friday, 1979, a television crew visited St. Agnes Church in New York to tape a news piece. They were so enthralled by the speaker, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, they taped his entire talk. This long lost tape has now been found and digitally re-mastered. It is titled "His Last Words." Bishop Sheen died later that year.
This is the Bishop at his best: in a pulpit, not a TV studio. It is a new Sheen experience seen here for the first time. The Bishops wit and wisdom transcend the years. His words remain a masterpiece of sacred prose and poetry.
"It is not a unity of religion we seek but a union of religious people. We may not be able to meet in the same pew, but we can meet together on our knees as Christians."
Rev. Billy Graham said of Sheen, "I greatly admired his ministry and his focus on Christ." Dr. Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral wrote, "He was the first teacher from whom we all learned."
Actor Martin Sheen chose his name from Bishop Sheen. The Holy Father used his tapes to practice English. The Bishop wrote 95 books and countless newspaper and magazine articles. He was an Emmy winner for his television program, "Life is Worth Living."
For todays troubled church, Bishop Sheen is a friend many are seeking to help guide their spiritual journey. With him, we see each sunrise as Gods radiant promise that life is worth living. "God love you."
Run Time: 49 minutes
The famous Warner Brothers production of the true story of the appearance of Our Lady to three children at Fatima in 1917. It gives a moving and accurate account of Mary’s appearances and urgent requests, the Miracle of the Sun, and the events surrounding the apparitions. A film to watch over and over. Starring Gilbert Roland. This DVD contains the following language tracks: English or French with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. This movie is Not Rated . 102 mins. Color
This is the first major feature length drama on the life of St. Anthony of Padua, the beloved miracle worker and one of the most popular saints in Christian history. Made in Italy with top-notch acting talent, and superb cinematography, this is an outstanding film on the amazing life of St. Anthony. It presents Anthony as a dynamic and appealing person who sacrificed wealth, popularity and family for the Kingdom of God. Born into a Portugese noble family in 1195, Anthony defied his father's wishes to become a knight and, instead, followed the call of God to become a monk, eventually joining the Franciscans as a follower of St. Francis of Assisi. Anthony became renowned for his powerful preaching and his miracles that won countless souls to Christ. The film follows his travels through Italy, his mission to Morocco and his meeting with St. Francis. It beautifully portrays the power of his preaching, the holiness of his life, his love for the poor and oppressed, and the wonders of his miracles. Actor Daniele Liotti gives a truly memorable inspiring and performance as St. Anthony. This DVD includes the following language options: Italian with English subtitles. This movie is Not Rated
This is a true account of the legendary, Padre on Horseback, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino a Jesuit missionary who dedicated much of his life helping the lives of the Native Americans. Explorer and builder of missions, Kino befriended and helped the indigenous residents sustain agricultural communities. He faced many challenges on his trips throughout California, Arizona and Mexico.
1 hour and 56 minutes.
Narrated by Archbishop Fulton Sheen - He will explain the Traditional Mass in this magnificent live 1940 recording of a sung High Mass. The Archbishop reverently explains the meaning of the Mass in this poignant presentation that captivates the soul. (Black and White)
Restored 1955 Version A Grand Prize Award Winner at the International Cannes Film Festival and a heartwarming film, “Marcelino Pan Y Vino,” is about a little orphan boy who causes a miracle. Left on the doorstep of a monastary as an infant, Marcelino was raised by the monks. One day he found a special friend in the forbidden attic... hanging on a cross. A friend that would repay Marcelino’s kindness by granting him one heart-felt wish.
Shown in Black and White This DVD contains the following language options: Spanish or dubbed in English . 90 min. b/w
Made from the original archive film master Maximilian Schell stars as "the flying friar", St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. 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. 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. 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. Directed by Edward Dymtryk. Special Feature include: New DVD transfer from the original archive film master. Includes a 16-page Collector’s Book with an essay by film critic Steven Greydanus and a biography of St. 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. Shown in Black & White. "An amusing, amazing story." Time Magazine "Quite a remarkable transformation for Maximilian Schell. ... Ricardo Montalban is outstanding." Los Angeles Times “Filmed on location in Italy with a supporting cast of Italian players, The Reluctant Saint evokes an authentic sense of time and place eluding most period productions of Golden Age Hollywood. It offers an Italian peasant milieu rich with authenticity and persuasive detail. Adding to the authentic Continental feel is the effective score by Italian composer Nino Rota. Maximilian Schell projects only sweet simplicity, uncomprehending patience and uncomplicated joy as Guiseppe. More important than Giuseppe’s flying, in the film’s schema of values, is the saint’s humble love of obscurity and of animals, both of which mark him as a true son of Francis... In a film in which every supporting player shines, the film’s funniest moments undoubtedly belong to Lea Padovani as Giuseppe’s formidable mother, a woman who is the terror of every man who knows her.” - Steven Greydanus, Editor, Decent Films.com
A true life story of Msgr. O’Flaherty, who saved thousands from the Nazi’s. Starring Gregory Peck. 143 min. This outstanding film, tells the thrilling true story of an Irish priest in the Vatican who organizes an underground network in Rome to hide the Jews and others from the Nazis during World War II. Gregory Peck stars as Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, who uses disguises to do his dangerous work and hide from the ruthless Nazi commander (Christopher Plummer) who wants to murder the priest. A powerful film guaranteed to inspire! This movie is Not Rated
The classic film the beautifully portrays the story of the miracle at Lourdes and the of the girl to who Our Lady appeared, St. Bernadette. 156 min. black and white
A cinematic treasure has been found in the 1949 French Film, Le Sorcier du Ciel. Digitally remastered, The Wizard of Heaven tells the compelling and remarkable story of St. John Marie Baptist Vianney, the humble pastor of Ars, France, who battled with the devil himself, not only for the Faith of his Parish, but even for that of his country. Starting with the Saint’s arrival at Ars, this film brings to life the hardships, indifference, ridicule and opposition he encountered, as well as the zeal with which he strove to overcome them. Moreover, The Wizard of Heaven captures an excellent portrayal of the incredible, ardent love for souls that consumed the heart of this noble priest and compelled him to the very heights of sanctity. Rightfully has the Church confided her priests to the care and guidance of the Curé of Ars, whose conquest of souls merited the following rebuke - "Vianney! How you make me suffer... If there were three more like you on earth, my kingdom would be destroyed" - Satan
Approx. 90 minute runtime.
French Audio with restored English subtitles
- Feature Runtime - Approx. 90 Min
- French Audio with restored English Subtitles