Four Most Popular Franciscan Saints

 

1. Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi is one of the most powerful Saints of our Church.  Lenin, one of the founders of the Communist Revolution, said on his deathbed, "If we had had one hundred Francis' of Assisi, the revolution would have been successful."

Come with us to Assisi, the land of Saint Francis.  No matter where you go there, you can feel Saint Francis and Saint Clare.

See many of his Miracles. Visit the Portziuncola, first Franciscan Church, the Convent of San Damiano where the Crucifix spoke to Francis, when he asked, "What do you want of me Lord"  and Jesus replied,

"Go and rebuild my Church which you can see, is in ruins."

Visit the Hermitage, where Francis went to meditate and hear the Lord's words.  Come to his Basilica and visit his tomb.

Learn about the Stigmata, how it came about, and what effect it had on the rest of Saint Francis' life.  Come with him as he returned to the Convent of San Damiano and Sister Clare, who cared for him. See his life and death as depicted by the many murals in the upper Basilica.

Learn about Saint Francis.  We need him especially today.


"During this construction period of Francis' life, one of the broken-down churches he worked on, was the little Benedictine chapel at Santa Maria degli Angeli.  It was called the Portiuncola.  It had been abandoned, and was in ruins.  Francis rebuilt this church in honor of Our Lady, and leased it from the Benedictines for one barrel of fish per year.  This became the first church of the Franciscan Order...." Taken from "Saints and Other Powerful Men in the Church."

 

2. Saint Anthony of Padua

Come with us to the land of Saint Anthony in Padua, Italy and learn about our great Saint.  Saint Anthony of Padua had the gift of tongues.  He was a great homilist.  This is evidenced by his incorrupt tongue, which is in the Relic Room of his Basilica in Padua.  His larynx and voicebox are also incorrupt, further witness to his heavenly gift of preaching.



Saint Anthony of Padua fought Heresies. Trace the life of this Saint and the many Miracles associated with him.  See the Eucharistic miracle of Rimini where the donkey knelt before the Eucharist.  Learn about some of the many Miracles associated with his life

Enter the Reliquary room where his tongue, larynx and voicebox are completely incorrupt.  Venerate his tomb, where present day miracles are attributed to his intercession. See the ex-votos and photos of healings through his intercession. 

Make St. Anthony your Saint.  Ask him to help you find lost souls.  Scenes taped in Italy and Padua.

 

3. Saint Padre Pio

During his trip to America, Pope Benedict XVI, stated: 
"As the saints teach us so vividly, prayer becomes hope in action. 
Christ was their constant companion, with whom they conversed 
at every step of their journey for others."

One of our most popular programs. His life story.
Scenes of San Giovanni Rotondo, where Saint Padre Pio spent 50 years.

See the Crucifix and choir loft where he received the stigmata; 
go to his cell where he died; visit his tomb.

Interview with Father Joseph Pio who was with him when he died.

Tour of his Friary with scenes of the Museum.

Many scenes of  Pietrelcina, where he was born; see the field where he fought demons, and the tree where he received the invisible stigmata.

Scenes from his Beatification and Canonization
Some of Saint Padre Pio's Miracles of the Cross

 

4. Saint Maxmilian Kolbe

The Life of Saint Maxmilian Kolbe

Martyr of Auschwitz

Our DVD is the Winner - 1995 International Catholic Film Festival

Visit the city of the Immaculata. Trace his life and find out why he would have been canonized even if he had not been martyred.


Go to his room and look out the window upon the statue of the Blessed Mother, he looked to for strength as he saw the gestapo coming to take him to a Death Camp.

He gave up his life for another, with the words,"I want to take this man’s place. I am a Catholic Priest." I want to take this man’s place. I am a Catholic Priest."

Go to Auschwitz & the cell block where he died at the hands of the Nazis.

 

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