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St. Augustine’s intense life makes it to the silver screen

2009-09-04

It’s a mini-series titled “Augustine: The decline of the Roman Empire.” It’s an international effort produced by three production companies from Poland, Italy and Germany. The film also tells how his mother, Saint Monica, influenced Augustine’s conversion to Catholicism.

Monica Guerritore
“Saint Monica”

“Saint Monica had a very clear vision of what Augustine could do in his life. She was certain. I think this was the light that she had and the why she left such a mark in history.”

Monica Guerritore plays Saint Monica, in the film. She says playing such a big role was important to her on a deep level."

Monica Guerritore
“Saint Monica”

“I didn’t approach  this role or others like Joan of Arc as a Catholic, but more as a human being curious about these larger than life figures that changed the course of history and took one path instead of another.”

The pope, who admires Saint Augustine, got a private screening of the series.

Benedict XVI
“In a context that is very remote for us today, we’ve seen how despite the reality of human life-with its problems, misfortunes, and failures-that the Truth is stronger in overcoming any obstacle and reaches the human person.”

Benedicto XVI had the opportunity to meet Monica Guerritore and the rest of the film’s actors afterward, and he thanked them for their hard work in producing the film.

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