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Here is a great movie produced by a Catholic homeschoolong family in the US.
The story of the Vendee: In 1793, after enduring three and a half years of mounting persecution of the Church by the architects of the French Revolution, a small band of faithful peasants and nobles began a Catholic “counter-revolution”.
This is the largely unknown story of the valiant, six year struggle of the people of a small section of western France, to restore their Holy Religion and their King. Steeped in the influence of St. Louis de Montfort, and wearing their rosaries and emblems of the Sacred Heart, their numbers soon swelled into the tens of thousands. After enduring six years of war, and acts of state-sponsored genocide, the number of dead reached into the hundreds of thousands! Ultimately, their sacrifices resulted in countless martyrdoms, and eventually won the restoration of religious freedom for all of France.
This film is a love-letter to the Vendean people, and was produced to honor the memory of these brave men and women who willingly sacrificed their lives, “For God and King!”.
The War of the Vendee features stunning performances by an exuberant cast of over 250 young people, and will inspire audiences of all ages with its timeless themes of courage, faith, and love.
A Note to Parents About Content: Although this is a war story, the film is safe for practically all ages. There is no blood, but the battle sequences are energetic, with swords, gunshots, cannon fire, and explosions. The devil is depicted in a few scenes as a dark, hooded figure moving in and out of shadows, and there is some of what would be characterized as “mild menace” where a priest is chased by armed soldiers, and a peasant is confronted by the same – most of these elements are represented in the film’s trailer above. There isn’t a single instance of profanity, nor a whiff of vulgarity or innuendo anywhere in the film and although it has not been officially rated, I would give it a “G” Rating, but perhaps because of the battle scenes, the MPAA might give it a “PG”.
Today we built an internal combustion engine from a haynes kit we picked up from Aldi.
Our first official test run failed due to a miss aligned flywheel. Now we really understand how important this part is. It’s also a good movie Flywheel
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has become the next Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis I. Pope Francis greeted the crowds of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square shortly after 8:00 p.m. local time, after spending time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the Pauline Chapel.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was Archbishop of Buenos Aires. He is a Jesuit and is 76. He is the first Latin American Pope and the first Jesuit Pope. In 2005, he received the second-most votes in the conclave the elected Pope Benedict. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1958, and obtained a licentiate in philosophy.
He was ordained a priest in 1969, and was a theology professor. He was a provincial leader for the Society and a seminary rector.The College of Cardinals came to an agreement on the Holy Father’s election the afternoon of March 13, after a total of four inconclusive votes earlier that day and the previous day.
via http://en.radiovaticana.va/index.asp Video images are produced by Centro Televisivo Vaticano (CTV), texts by Vatican Radio (RV) and CTV.
Pope Francis began his first words to the Church by saying that the cardinals “went to the end of the world” to find the new Bishop of Rome.
“Brothers and Sisters, good evening. You know that the charge of the conclave was to give a bishop of Rome.
“It would seem that my brothers went to the end of the world to choose him,” he said March 13 from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Pope then called on the crowd of tens of thousands to pray for “our Bishop Emeritus Benedict.”
“This way of the Church that we commence on,” he said, is one of “an evangelization in this beautiful city.”
Before he closed his remarks, Pope Francis asked the crowd for the favor of praying for him in silence before he gave his blessing.
He then bowed at the waist as silence settled over St. Peter’s Square.
The Pope blessed the throng of people, saying, “I give my blessing to you and all people of good will in the world.”
“I’m going to say goodbye now, thank you so much for your welcome.
I say good night “because tomorrow I want to go and pray to Mary for her protection.”
A marching band playing and the bells of St. Peter’s ringing in the night followed Pope Francis’ first words.