City of Saints

City of Saints

7 Episodes

Award-winning director, Charles Francis Kinnane and his team of passionate and dedicated film-makers tell the true stories of God's grace through the ministries of the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey in this ground- breaking seven part web series. Called one of the most influential Catholic film series of our lifetime, these short films have inspired over 1.2 million people world-wide; bringing the light of Christ to the faithful.

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City of Saints
  • The Good Thief

    Episode 1

    This episode of the City of Saints tells the story of Alex, a young man caught up in the gang culture of Southern California, and his unlikely friendship with Fr. Norbert from St. Michael's Abbey. Alex's turbulent life and death draw powerful parallels to that of St. Dismas "the good thief' who e...

  • The Refugee

    Episode 2

    In this episode of the City of Saints, Fr. Pascal tells his vocation story. From his harrowing escape as a child from Communist soldiers in his native Vietnam to his ordination as a priest over a decade ago, Fr. Pascal and his father share intimate memories, photos, and insights into the life of ...

  • The Blind Prayer

    Episode 3

    Set against the legendary surfing scene of southern California, this episode of the City of Saints tells the story of Matthew, a local surfer who lacerated his eye in a surfing accident on one fateful day. The ensuing story of physical and spiritual recovery that followed is full of miracles, hea...

  • The Unexpected Gift

    Episode 4

    In this episode of the City of Saints Fr. Norbert of St. Michael's Abbey tells a moving story of his nephew, Jacob. Threatened with the prognosis of a radically deformed physical life, Jacob's family unites—including the power of intercession of St. John Paul II—in this moving story about the mir...

  • The Courageous Son

    Episode 5

    In this episode of the City of Saints, 10-year-old Humberto tells his heroic story of how he overcame bullying and allowed the Blessed Mother to show him how to combat this all-too common problem children face. The chaplain of Humberto's new school, Fr. Charbel speaks about the value of how authe...

  • The Language of Heaven

    Episode 6

    In this episode of the City of Saints, the Norbertine fathers led by Fr. Chrysostom provide stunning clarity to the role that good order and beauty play in the spiritual life of St. Michael's Abbey and Catholics all over the world.

  • The Architect

    Episode 7

    This episode of the City of Saints tells the story of Jean-Louis Pages, the world-renowned French architect of the new St. Michael's Abbey being constructed in Orange County, California.

    In this heart-wrenching and powerfully-providential story, Jean-Louis and his wife share how the intervention...