Saints of History

  • Ignatius of Loyola

    Movie

    This modern and very human take on the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often called "The Saint of Second Chances," is an incisive and thrilling look at the life of the real man behind the legend. In his lifelong quest to become the heroic knight of his fantasies, Igna...

  • St. Teresa of Avila

    1 season

    A powerful epic mini-series shot on location in Spain that tells the story of one of the most amazing women in history, St. Teresa of Avila. With meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy, outstanding production values, and an incredible performance by actress Concha Velasco as Teres...

  • Joan of Arc

    Movie

    "Although she died at nineteen in 1431, her legend and legacy is stronger than ever five hundred years later. Leelee Sobieski shines as the legendary warrior and saint, Joan of Arc, who, at seventeen, led one of the greatest military campaigns for freedom the world has ever witnessed. Supported b...

  • Saint Peter

    Movie

    Saint Peter tells the epic story about the key event in European and world history: the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire, focusing on the leader of that new religion. St. Peter is played by the renowned Egyptian actor, Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago). The film i...

  • The Bible Collection - Paul

    Movie

  • Bernadette

    Movie

    From Jean Delannoy, one of France's foremost filmmakers, comes this top quality feature film production of the story of St. Bernadette and the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes. Actress Sydney Penny gives a beautiful performance as Bernadette, and the rest of the cast is equally superb. Also sta...

  • The Faithful Traveler in the United States: East Coast Shrines

    1 season

    Our first series explores some of the Catholic shrines and places of pilgrimage in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. The series consists of 13 half-hour episodes, each exploring one or more sites on the East Coast.

  • Saint Barbara: Convert and Martyr of the Early Church

    Movie

    Barbara is the beautiful, twenty-year old daughter of Dioscoro, the Roman governor during a time of fierce Christian persecution in 303 AD. She is a pagan, but when Giuliana, a slave raised alongside her almost like a sister, is condemned to death for her Christian faith, Barbara rebels.

    She val...

  • The Woman
    Movie

    The Woman

    Movie

    "In the Gospels we hear Jesus refer to his mother Mary as ""Woman"". This reference should draw our attention to the woman mentioned in Genesis, as well as in the book of Revelation. But who is this ""Woman"", and why is she so central in the history of Salvation?

    This powerful film presents t...

  • Saint Rita

    Movie

    Famous as the patron of hopeless situations, St. Rita of Cascia, a beautiful woman who lived in Italy in the fourteenth century, is immortalized in this wonderful, deeply moving film. Starring Vittoria Belvedere and Martin Crewes, her story combines high drama, great love, deep betrayal, profound...

  • Faith of Our Fathers: In Search of the English Martyrs

    Movie

    During the English Reformation, hundreds of brave men and women suffered brutal persecution while clinging to the Catholic faith that had been the life of their nation for over a thousand years. Heavy fines, exclusion, and prison sentences were the norm. Some, particularly priests and those who a...

  • The Passion of Bernadette

    Movie

    Following up the acclaimed best-selling movie, Bernadette, the story of the apparitions of Our Lady in Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous, this beautiful Jean Delannoy film tells the rest of the story of her life after the Marian visions--the life that made Bernadette a saint. The grotto at Lourdes ...

  • Mary of Nazareth

    Movie

    Mary of Nazareth is an epic motion picture on the life of Mary, Mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. Shot in high definition, it was filmed in Europe with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score. Actress Alissa Jung gives a beautifu...

  • Don Bosco: The True Story of the Apostle of Youth

    Movie

    Ben Gazzara stars in this classic film about St. John Bosco, the beloved nineteenth 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...

  • The Reluctant Saint: The Story of St. Joseph Cupertino

    Movie

    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 seventeenth century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph's peasant mother convinces the reluctant ...

  • Saint John Bosco: Mission to Love

    Movie

    "Flavio Insinna gives a winning performance as John (Don) Bosco, the great priest and educator of youth from the tough streets of Turin, Italy. Beautifully filmed in Italy, this epic movie dramatizes the many challenges that Don Bosco had to overcome from his childhood all the way to founding his...

  • Saint Francis of Assisi: His Life and Miracles

    Movie

    This new docu-drama on the life and miracles of St. Francis is based on the official writings of Brother Thomas Celano, a close companion and friar with St. Francis who spent many years with the saint. Brother Thomas called Francis an "alter Christos" who was like "a holy mirror of the sanctity o...

  • Saint John Baptist de la Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers

    Movie

    "The inspiring story of a 17th century French priest who reluctantly became involved in educating poor children. In the process, he became the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, an order known today as the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Actor Mel Ferrer gives a heartfelt performan...

  • Restless Heart

    Movie

    Filmed in Europe, this first full-length feature movie on Augustine uses a historic backdrop to tell the true story of one of the Church's most beloved and well-known saints. Its message of sin, conversion, and redemption is as timely today as it was in the fifth century. It is the story of a gif...

  • St. Andrew: After the Upper Room

    Movie

    Explore the lives of the Apostles — Who are they? What is their story? Whom did they influence? How did they lay the foundations of the Church as we know it? Begin with St. Andrew, presented by Fr. Ambrose Criste, O.Praem.

  • Joseph of Nazareth: The Story of the Man Closest to Christ

    Movie

    "The first feature film ever on the story of St. Joseph, who was a carpenter, the husband of Mary, and the foster father of Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us that St. Joseph was a ""just man"" and that God gave him the most daunting task ever asked of a man–to be the husband of the woman who would...

  • Saint Francis

    Movie

    Filmed on location in Assisi and at other actual locations where St. Francis lived and died, this feature film vividly tells the story of the greatly beloved saint from childhood to his death. Beautifully filmed with outstanding cinematography and fine acting talent, this film stars Italian actor...

  • Clare and Francis

    Movie

    This epic feature film on the lives of St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi was shot on location in Italy by the Italian film company Lux Vide, the producers of Saint Rita, Pope John Paul II, and St. John Bosco. This outstanding movie is unique among films about St. Francis because of the historic...

  • Saint Rita of Cascia: The True Story

    Movie

    A compelling docu-drama that tells the whole story of the amazing life of St. Rita of Cascia, the very popular saint who lived in Italy in the 14th century. Famous as the patronness of hopeless situations, St. Rita dealt with many very difficult and tragic events in her life. Through it all she d...