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Over 100,000 people saw the film “There Be Dragons” after its release in US theaters on May 6, 2011!
"There Be Dragons" is now on DVD in the United States;
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After “There Be Dragons”!
Fr. Peter Armenio, President of the St. Josemaria Institute, reflects on what to do after seeing the film “There Be Dragons” to get to know the real St. Josemaria Escriva- his life, his spirituality, and his writing:
“There Be Dragons” tells the story of two childhood friends, Josemaria and Manolo, whose lives take very different paths in the midst of the political and social unrest of the 1930’s in their native country of Spain. The film is inspired by actual events, especially the real life of St. Josemaria Escriva, a priest and founder of Opus Dei.
What is “There Be Dragons”?
Following is a short guide to the film by Fr. Peter Armenio, President of the St. Josemaria Institute:
Why is the St. Josemaria Institute promoting the movie?
The St. Josemaria Institute is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2006 for the purpose of promoting devotion to St. Josemaria Escriva, priest and founder of Opus Dei, and to spread his message of seeking holiness in ordinary life.
Who was St. Josemaria Escriva?
Saint Josemaria Escriva was born in Barbastro, Spain on January 9, 1902. He was ordained to the priesthood on March 28, 1925. On October 2, 1928, St. Josemaria “saw” the mission that God was preparing him to do. In a special way, God revealed to him the meaning of the universal call to sanctity and the institution that he would promote in the Church and would eventually name Opus Dei.
There Be Dragons is now available on DVD in the United States. Purchase your copy today through Scepter Publishers and at your local Catholic bookstore.
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“There Be Dragons” at WYD 2011 Film Festival!
Art and film were an important part of this year’s World Youth Day in Madrid (August 17-21, 2011).Read more...
Are you “Inspired to Love”?
St. Josemaria deeply impacted the lives of those he met while on earth and his witness continues to change hearts bringing them closer to God and changing, for the better, how we live each day and approach each task.
“Inspired to Love” is a documentary filled with inspiring testimonies of people from the around the world who have been profoundly impacted by the message and spirit of St. Josemaria Escriva. These videos will make you smile and inspire you to love (even more).Read more...
Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva - June 26th
On June 26, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva. In preparation for the feast day, please take advantage of these resources:Read more...
The Rome Experience 2011
On May 22, 2011, sixteen seminarians from around the US departed to Europe for a six week summer program aimed at deepening their call to the priesthood, building fraternity, and encouraging a meaningful prayer life as they continue their seminary studies and prepare for ordination.Read more...
A Map from an Expert Guide to “There Be Dragons”
As if living and teaching in Rome for the past 15 years isn’t exciting enough, Fr. John Wauck also had the unique opportunity to be the on-set consultant for the recently released film There Be Dragons.
Fr. John Wauck is a priest of Opus Dei and worked alongside Roland Joffe, Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, and the entire “Dragons” cast and crew as they filmed on location in Argentina and Spain in 2009.Read more...
Reflections on There Be Dragons and St. Josemaria Escriva
The Cinema Society of New York Hosts Screening of “There Be Dragons”
On May 5, 2011, The Cinema Society of New York hosted a special screening of “There Be Dragons” to celebrate the nationwide release on May 6. The screening was attended by several members of the cast and crew, including Charlie Cox and Wes Bentley, the producers of the film, and many special guests.Read more...
Getting to know St. Josemaria through the eyes of Pope Benedict XVI
"To be a saint is nothing other than to speak with God as a friend speaks with a friend. This is holiness.", Pope Benedict XVI explained in an article he wrote (as then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) on the occasion of the canonization of St Josemaria in 2002.Read more...
Fr. Frank (Rocky) Hoffman of Relevant Radio shares early audience reviews of “There Be Dragons”!
“Close to a thousand people attended the Relevant Radio sponsored American Premiere of “There Be Dragons” at the Pickwick Theatre in suburban Chicago Monday night. Hear all about it this week on your local Relevant Radio station or at www.relevantradio.com.”Read more...
Confirmed: Theaters and Tickets for "There Be Dragons" opening May 6!
The much anticipated film "There Be Dragons" will be opening in theaters Friday, May 6! Look for the movie at a theater near you
The film will playing in each of these theaters multiple times a day starting May 6 through May 12. You can purchase tickets at the theater or online (where available) at www.fandango.com or the theater's website.