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From Fame to Catholic Faith – Eduardo Verastegui

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Hollywood actor, singer, model and film producer, Eduardo Verástegui, is coming to Australia in February 2013 to tell his story from fame to faith and to launch his latest film.  Do not miss the opportunity to meet Eduardo and hear his inspiring testimony.

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Date: Monday 25 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral School Hall. Cathedral St, Sydney near Cook & Phillip pool
Contact: Yvette Nehme | | 02 9701 4365
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre. St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephen’s Rd, South Brisbane
Contact: Mark Lysaght | | 07 3623 7172
Date: Thursday 28 February 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: ACU, Central Hall. 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
Contact: Mary McInerney | | 03 9953 3072

For all national enquiries please contact Thérèse Nichols National Formation Coordinator | all media enquiries please contact Jen Rosenberg National Media Manager |


Not only has Eduardo Verástegui appeared on television, film & the stage, he has also worked behind the camera, producing award-winning films. Eduardo possesses a diverse range of creative talents, which he has showcased across the board in entertainment.

Born and raised in northern Mexico, Eduardo left home for Mexico City at the age of 18 to pursue a career in entertainment. Following many modelling engagements with prominent fashion organisations such as Versace and Calvin Klein, he toured the world with Latin pop sensation Kairo and is an acclaimed solo artist.

In 1997, he began acting in Mexican soap operas, and also appeared in several Spanish-speaking feature-length movies and music videos such as Jennifer Lopez’s Ain’t It Funny. He followed this success landing the lead role of Thomas Fuentes in Twentieth Century Fox’s film Chasing Papi. Additional credits include CSI:Miami and Charmed. He most recently starred in For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada.

Voted as one of the “most beautiful people in the world” and cited as “the fastest rising Latino star”, Eduardo changed his mind about his celebrity lifestyle after he discovered it was making him unhappy.

After Chasing Papi, Eduardo made the conscious decision to move away from his heart-throb image and concentrate on film roles which respect both men and women. “I had twelve years of a successful career under my belt, but I only experienced emptiness, lies and illusions until now,” he said. Turning down roles in movies which conflicted with his beliefs he co-founded the production company Metanoia Films, the Greek word for “conversion”. His first feature film, Bella, which he produced and starred in, won the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award.

Read More via Eduardo Verastegui – ACU Australian Catholic University.

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of “a beautiful lady” in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.

via The Song of Bernadette (1943) – Plot Summary.

User Reviews: This is now one of my 10 favorite movies ever. 1 August 1999 | by Edward Curtis (Morgantown, WV)

I recently bought this movie, and just finished watching it the first time. All I can say is, WOW! Why doesn’t Hollywood make movies like this anymore? I know, there’s more money in showing gratuitous sex and violence…at least that’s what they tell themselves. But for my hard-earned dough, nothing tops a film about the purity and innocence of faith, and that’s what ‘The Song of Bernadette’ is all about. It’s also good for quite a few laughs, as you see the imperial prosecutor’s scheming against Bernadette fail time and time again. 🙂

My only complaint is that toward the end of the movie, I found myself wondering what was left to tell. Thankfully, I liked the answer and won’t be complaining next time I watch it.

This film is a must-see, especially for my fellow Catholics. It’s made my top 10 list…why not give it a chance to make yours?

via The Song of Bernadette (1943) – IMDb.