What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Pope Francis advances eight new causes of sainthood

January 23, 2017. On January 20, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to announce the publication of decrees for the advancement of eight causes of sainthood.
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.

Franciscans produce a movie on the life of Duns Scotus

2010-05-22

Now, the Franciscans of the Immaculate want to showcase the life of this member of the order, on the silver screen.

Fr. Alfonso Maria Angelo Bruno
Director

“We believe in the importance and the value of the seventh art, it can help evangelize and build a culture based on values that can coexist. We believe that all art should be respected and admired, like a universal language.”

John Paul II beatified Duns Scotus in 1993. Scotus defined Christ’s humanity and developed the theological basis for the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, proclaimed by Pius IX in 1854.
The 90 minute movie, was filmed entirely in Italy. It will be seen on TV and for the first time in the history of cinema, will include a full recitation of the Hail Mary. About 100 people, many of whom are not Catholic, worked on the project.

Adriano Braidotti
Actor, Duns Scotus

“The first thing father Alfonso told me when we met was “Hail Mary”.  I was at a bar in Rome, sipping a cappuccino, it was 7:30 in the morning. I told him, ‘I don’t think I can do this’. Then he said, yes you can, and that’s how it all started.”

Fr. Alfonso Maria Angelo Bruno
Director

“I’ve tried to humanize the world of cinema. A world that sometimes feels removed from spirituality and from any kind of religion. I’ve celebrated mass every day during filming. The first day, only three people came, the last day about 30 people attended, and one some even walked into the confessional.”

The film is only the beginning of a series that the Franciscans want to produce, in order to promote the lives of some of the holiest people, around the world. The next protagonist will be an Italian couple who had 13 children. The couple is currently on the path to beatification.
PVB/MC
AM
-WP-