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John M. Kelly Library & Archives

Movies: Saints on Film

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Anthony, Warrior of God

BX4700 .A6 A58 2008 DVD
100 minutes; released 2006.
A reformed criminal recounts the story of Saint Anthony who challenged the money lenders that enslaved the people of Padua. Starring Jordi Molla. In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Assassinio nella Cattedrale

ML50 .P645 A7 2008 DVD
84 minutes
Ildebrando Pizzetti's opera about the murder of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.

Becket

PQ2601 .N67 B422 2007 DVD
150 minutes; released 1964.
The lifelong friendship of King Henry II and Thomas Becket is tested when Becket is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. Based on the play by Jean Anouilh. Starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole.

Bernadette of Lourdes

BX4700 .S65 B476 2007 DVD
97 minutes; released 1961.
A fourteen-year old French peasant girl experiences visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. Starring Daniele Ajoret. Dubbed English audio.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

BX4700 .F6 B76 2003 DVD
120 minutes; released 1972.
Franco Zeffirelli's feature-length movie based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Clare and Francis

BX4700 .F6 C6 2008 DVD
200 minutes; released 2007
A film which gives equal weight to the lives of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare. Starring Ettore Bassi and Mary Petruolo. Directed by Fabrizio Costa. In Italian or dubbed English.

Clare of Assisi

PN1997 .C457 1993 VHS
67 minutes; released 1993.
A one-woman play about the life of Saint Clare, companion of Saint Francis in thirteenth-century Assisi.

The Cloak of Juan Diego

BT660 .G8 C4 2005 DVD
28 minutes; released 1995.
The story of the Mexican peasant who in 1531 had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary near Guadalupe.

Cottolengo

BX4700 C783 C6 2000z DVD
115 minutes
The inspiring life of Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo, who cared for orphans, the sick, the poor, and the needy in nineteenth-century Turin. In Italian with English subtitles.

Damien

BX4705 .D25 D34 1987z DVD
90 minutes; released 1978.
Aldyth Morris' one-man play about Blessed Damien de Veuster, the priest who worked with lepers in Hawaii. Starring Terence Knapp.

Divine Mercy, No Escape

BX4705 .F266 D5 1994 VHS
44 minutes; released 1994.
The life of Polish nun, Saint Faustina Kowalska.

Don Bosco

BX4700 .B75 D67 1993 DVD
113 minutes; released 1988.
A dramatization of the life of the nineteenth-century Italian priest, St. John Bosco, who worked to rescue the homeless children of Turin and founded the Salesian religious order.

Edith Stein

BX4705 .S814 E34 1996 VHS
90 minutes; released 1996.
A docu-drama about the life of Blessed Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz.

Faustina

BX4705 .F266 F37 2003 DVD
75 minutes; released 1994.
A feature film on the life of Saint Faustina Kowalska, based on the mystical experiences recorded in her diary. In Polish with English and Spanish subtitles.

Francesco

BX4700 .F6 F73 2003 DVD
115 minutes; released 1989.
The story of Saint Francis of Assisi. Starring Mickey Rourke.

Francis of Assisi

BX4700 .F6 F736 2004 DVD
110 minutes; released 1961.
A feature-length movie based on the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Starring Bradford Dillman and Dolores Hart.

Hildegard

BX4700 .H5 H48 2005 DVD
52 minutes; released 1994.
A dramatization of the trial of the eleventh-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen.

Ignatius Loyola: The Story of a Pilgrim

BX4700 .L7 I338 2002 VHS
90 minutes; released 2002.
A one-man dramatization of the life of Saint Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. Starring Michael Bellafiore.

Joan of Arc

PN1997 .J63 1999 DVD
180 minutes; released 1999.
A feature-length movie adaptation of the life of Saint Joan of Arc. Starring Leelee Sobieski.

John of the Cross

BX4700 .J7 J57 1997 DVD
60 minutes; released 1997.
A dramatization of the life of the Spanish priest who worked with St. Teresa of Avila to reform the Carmelite Order.

Joshua

Joseph of Nazareth

BS2458 .J68 2009 DVD
100 minutes; released 2000.
The story of Joseph the carpenter, loving husband of Mary. Starring Tobias Moretti.

The Life of Charles de Foucauld

BX4705 .F65 L55 1996 VHS
90 minutes; released 1996.
A dramatization based on the life of the young French army officer who became a hermit and was martyred in the Sahara Desert.

A Man for All Seasons

PR6003 .O474 M32 1998 DVD
120 minutes; released 1966.
A feature-length movie adaptation of the play by Robert Bolt about the trial of Saint Thomas More in Reformation England. Starring Paul Scofield.

Maria Goretti

BX4700 .M368 M375 2007 DVD
105 minutes
A dramatization of the life of the young Italian girl who died defending her purity at the hands of a knife-wielding attacker. In Italian or English.

Mary

BX4490.75 .Z8 M37 1996 VHS
90 minutes; released 1994.
A feature-length movie dramatization of the life of Blessed Mary Mackillop, the Irish nun who worked in Australia.

Maximilian, Saint of Auschwitz

BX4700 .K55 M33 1995 DVD
76 minutes; released 1995.
Leonardo Defilippis' one-man dramatization of the life of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest who was martyred by the Nazis.

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien

BX4705 .D25 M64 2000 DVD
113 minutes; released 1999.
A feature-length movie adaptation of the life of Blessed Damien de Veuster, the priest who worked with lepers in Hawaii.

Monsieur Vincent

BX4700 .V6 M657 2008 DVD
112 minutes; released 1947.
A feature-length movie adaptation of the life of Saint Vincent de Paul, the 17th century priest who devoted himself to the poor, sick and abandoned.

Mother Teresa

BX4406.5 .Z8 M678 2006 DVD
115 minutes; released 1903.
A feature-length movie dramatization of the life of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Starring Olivia Hussey.

Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor

BX4406.5 .Z8 L36 2005 DVD
93 minutes; released 1997.
A feature-length movie dramatization of the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Starring Geraldine Chaplin. Directed by Kevin Connor.

The Night of the Prophet

BX4705 .P49 N53 2006 DVD
90 minutes; released 1995.
A feature-length movie dramatization of the life of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, an Italian priest who received the stigmata.

Once on a Barren Hill

BT660 .G8 O53 1985 VHS
27 minutes; released 1985.
A dramatization of the story of Blessed Juan Diego, the Mexican peasant who in 1531 had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary near Guadalupe.

Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth

BX4705 .P49 P297 2009 DVD
180 minutes; released 1985.
The moving story of a simple Capuchin monk who was blessed with incredible spiritual gifts including healing, bi-location, reading of souls, and the stigmatic wounds. In Spanish with optional English subtitles.

Padre Pio: Miracle Man

BX4705 .P49 P3374 2006 DVD
60 minutes
The life of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, an Italian priest who received the stigmata. Directed by Carlo Carlei. In Italian with optional English subtitles.

The Passion of Bernadette

BX4700 .S65 P377 1991 DVD
106 minutes; released 1991.
The story of Saint Bernadette Soubirous (the visionary of Lourdes) after she entered the Sisters of Charity convent at Nevers. Starring Sydney Penny. In English or French.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

PN1997 .P3854 1999 DVD
82 minutes; released 1927.
Carl Theodore Dreye's black and white silent film about the trial and execution of the life of Saint Joan of Arc. French intertitles and optional English subtitles.

Patrick

BR 1720 .P26 P37 2004 DVD
53 minutes; released 2004.
A docudrama of the life of Saint Patrick. Liam Neeson and Gabriel Byrne provide voicework, and on-camera commentary is provided by the writer Frank McCourt.

Paul the Emissary

BS2506.3 .P38 2004 DVD
54 minutes; released 1998.
A dramatic presentation about Saint Paul the Apostle.

Peter and Paul

Peter and Paul

BS2510 .P48 2002z DVD
194 minutes; released 1981.
A televison mini-series dramatization of events from the lives of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Robert Foxworth.

The Reluctant Saint

BX4700 .J59 R44 2009 DVD
104 minutes; released 1962.
A feature-length movie based on the life of Saint Joseph of Cupertino, patron saint of those studying for examinations. Starring Maximilian Schell and Ricardo Montalban.

Saint Anthony

BX4700 .A6 S26 2003 DVD
95 minutes; released 2002.
A dramatization of the life of Saint Anthony, the young Portugese nobleman who became a Franciscan monk and preached across Africa and Europe. Starring Daniele Liotti. In Italian with optional English subtitles.

Saint Francis

BX4700 .F6 F63 2006 DVD
205 minutes; released 2006.
Filmed on location in Assisi and other Italian locations, this two-part film tells the story of Saint Francis from childhood through death. Starring Raoul Bova.

Saint Francis: Troubadour of God's Peace

BX4700 .F6 S26 1983 DVD
55 minutes; released 1983.
Leonardo Defilippis' one-man dramatization of the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Saint Joan

PN1997 .S25 1994 VHS
131 minutes; released 1957.
Otto Preminger's feature-length movie adaptation of the play by George Bernard Shaw about the life of Saint Joan of Arc. Starring Jean Seberg.

Saint Teresa of the Andes

BX4705 .T48 T4 2009 DVD
450 minutes; released 1989.
An epic mini-series starring Paulina Urrutia as the young Carmelite nun from Chile who died at the age of 19. In Spanish with optional English subtitles.

The Seventh Chamber of Edith Stein

PN1997 .S374 1996 VHS
110 minutes
A dramatization of the life of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz. In French with English subtitles.

Song of Bernadette

PT2647 .E77 L5 2003 DVD
156 minutes; released 1943.
A dramatization of Franz Werfel's novel about the young French girl who sees a vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.

St. John in Exile

PN1997 .S7 2002 DVD
92 minutes; released 1986.
A one-man dramatization in which the 86 year old Saint John reflects on his encounter with Jesus. Starring Dean Jones.

St. Patrick: The Irish Legend

BX4700 .P3 S77 2000 DVD
90 minutes; released 1999.
A feature-length movie about Saint Patrick. Starring Patrick Bergin and Malcolm McDowell.

St. Teresa of Avila

BX4700 .T4 T474 2008 DVD
450 minutes
A mini-series dramatization of the life of the sixteenth century Spanish nun and mystic, Teresa de Jesus. In Spanish with optional English subtitles.

Thérèse

PN1997 .T447 2002 DVD
90 minutes; released 1986.
Alain Cavalier's feature-length movie about the life of the Carmelite nun, Saint Therese of Lisieux. In French or English with optional English subtitles.

Thérèse

BX 4700 .T5 T447 2005 DVD
96 minutes; released 2004.
Recounts the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux, who journeyed to Rome to beg Leo XIII for permission to enter the Carmelite monastery at the age of 15. Directed by Leonardo Defilippis. In English with optional French or Spanish subtitles.

A Time for Miracles

BX4700 .S4 T56 2003z DVD
97 minutes; released 1980.
A feature-length movie dramatization of the life of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the convert from Episcopalianism and foundress of the American Sisters of Charity. Starring Kate Mulgrew and Lorne Greene.

Two Suitcases: The Story of St. Josephine Bakhita

BX4705 .B14 T8 2005 DVD
58 minutes; released 2002.
The dramatic life story of Josephine Bakhita, Sudan's first Catholic saint, who was taken by Arab slave traders at a young age and sold to an Italian consular official.

Vision

BX4700 .H5 V575 2010 DVD
111 minutes; released 2009.
The story of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, who was one of the of the most important, inspirational and visionary female leaders of her time.