The entertainment industry might not have many wholesome films to offer, but every year a few beautiful movies that uphold the teachings of the Church make it through.
We've selected our favorite Catholic films and religious movies available on DVD and we are pleased to offer them to you at discounted prices. From documentaries about miracles and apparitions to feature films about Catholic saints, we've got you covered. We even have some wonderful children's films.
Stock your home library with these films and keep your faith fed with wholesale material.
On March 13, 2013 the world was introduced to Pope Francis. He was the first Pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, and the first to take the name Francis. Within days he had captured the hearts of the world through his gestures of humility and care for the common man. Yet he remained largely unknown.
Francis: The Pope From the New World unveils the personality, passion and extraordinary faith of the new Pope. Filmed on location in Buenos Aires, and featuring interviews with close friends, collaborators, and his official biographer this documentary traces the remarkable rise of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
This DVD contains the following language options: English or Spanish
Earthquake, revolution, openness... How to define the "Francis effect"? This Pope has gained global popularity. His style is humble and joyful... How do people see him, what do they expect from him?
Where is he leading the Church? What will he change? How will it affect us?
This film shows the striking ascension to the top of world's popularity of the almost unknown Argentinian cardinal. It also reflects the renewal of the Catholic Church's image that he has generated. A brief street poll with people of various nationalities and beliefs suggests the extension of this phenomenon. What can be the causes of such spectacular change in the public opinion?
This documentary answers these and other questions.
Contributing are people in the street and famous personalities such as the Cardinals from England, Paris, Bombay, Quebec, Lima, Sao Paulo... Vatican expert John Allen, Twitter specialist Gustavo Entrala, Cardinal Dolan, Vatican's spokesman Federico Lombardi. With touching images of an amazing first year.
Together with amazing images of this memorable first year, this documentary offers anecdotes, humorous details, provoking messages, opinions and clues to understanding an already historical papacy.
This DVD contains the following languages: English and Spanish audio tracks and subtitles.
This DVD can only be sold in the US and Canada.
In an acclaimed film portrayal, Olivia Hussey illuminates the life story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. The movie examines the fundamental moments of Mother Teresa's life from her childhood in Albania in the 1920s to her first calling as a nun, the decision to leave her order and live with the poorest of the poor, the vicissitudes of founding the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity, and her great work of service in Calcutta and the rest of the world.
A shrewd diplomat and an indomitable force, Mother Teresa was unwilling to accept what others deemed impossible, fearlessly fighting for the unloved and the forgotten. She was regarded as one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century, although she never owned more than a white and blue sari. She influenced the decisions of the most powerful men on Earth, although she always stayed close to the poorest people of the world.
The film follows her through the slums of Calcutta as she mingled closely with her people, dispensing help, joy and smiles to everyone, with her loving embraces, and also shows her stubbornness with the people who wanted to block her way.
Her faith and good works transcended hardships and ultimately earned her international acclaim, including the Nobel Peace prize. The many small miracles, great charity and humble triumphs of Mother Teresa will inspire you in this poignant tale of a modern-day saint.
"In the film, Mother Teresa, renowned actress Olivia Hussey renders an authentic and compelling portrayal of Mother Teresa, the determined and compassionate saint of the gutters. Thoroughly moving and profoundly inspiring, Mother Teresa will stir your heart. I highly recommend this film."
-Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, EWTN TV Host and author of numerous books including: Mother Teresa and Me: Ten Years of Friendship and Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa.
The complete, unedited, original full-length 177 minute film never before seen on DVD.
Includes a 16 page Collector's Companion Booklet.
This DVD contains the following languages: English with English or Spanish subtitles.
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. It reveals the amazing details and events in Padre Pio's life as a boy and throughout his 50 years as a friar, dramatizing the frequent attacks of the Devil on him, as well as the persecution he suffered at the hands of people, including those in the church.
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. Dubbed in English.
This movie is Not Rated. Also includes a special 16 page Collector's booklet
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories).
A special 2-DVD collector's edition of the acclaimed epic film on St. Augustine of Hippo. 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. Its message of sin, conversion, redemption is as timely today as it was in the 5th century of Augustine. 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. It also chronicles the collapse of the Roman world and how Augustine laid the intellectual foundations of what became Europe. With Augustine, the stories of two other great saints, Monica and Ambrose, 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
Inspired by the true story of an elderly man who in his youth witnessed the horrors of the Jewish Holocaust from the pews of his Church.
This amazing short film provides a stunning message for the twenty-first century and a revelation of the genocides that continue to exist today.
Produced by Catholic Witnesses, Inc.
Directed by Jeremy Wiles.
Executive producers: Jason Jones, Royce Hood and Juliana Taimoorazy
In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children in Fatima, Portugal were chosen by God to offer an urgent message of hope to the world. Based on the memoirs of the oldest seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the true story of three young shepherds who experienced six apparitions of Our Lady between May and October 1917, which culminated in the final prophesied Miracle of the Sun on October 13th. Abducted from their homes, thrown into prison and interrogated under the threat of death in the government
Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun may not be well-known. But he should be. The son of Czech immigrants, Fr. Kapaun grew up on a small Kansas farm. But this seemingly ordinary farm boy became one of the most inspiring heroes of the Korean War-and unlike many war heroes, this military chaplain is also on the road to sainthood. His cause for canonization has been opened by the Diocese of Wichita, and two medical miracles attributed to him are being investigated by the Vatican. He has also been nominated for the highest military medal, the Medal of Honor.
In this powerful documentary, learn his inspiring life story, his heroic work as a chaplain during battle, and his leadership and comfort of fellow American prisoners after capture and torture by the Communists. This imprisonment under incredibly harsh conditions ultimately led to his death at 35 years of age in 1951. The film features interviews with the soldiers who were imprisoned with Kapaun in Korea, as well as with church officials, military historians and the Kansas family who is convinced Kapaun's miraculous intercession saved their son's life. A man of incredible courage and faith, he is credited with saving the lives of hundreds of prisoners, instilling them with hope when all hope seemed lost.
His fellow soldiers already consider him a saint, and one memorial in his honor by the military says of Fr. Kapaun, "He was all man and all priest."
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