Miracle of St. Therese
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This movie offers unique numerous glimpses into Therese's Little Way of spiritual childhood, (her unique spirituality that helped make her a Doctor of the Church) including situations of conflict between Therese and her superior regarding her conviction of striving for perfection in the little things with great confidence and trust in the mercy and love of God. Beautifully filmed in black and white, with fine performances by the whole cast, this movie is an unsung cinematic gem that captures the spirit and life of the beloved St. Therese.
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St.Therese in a substantially more accurate way than the recent film of her life. Obviously it is an old film, but one watches this film to see truth, and the lack of perfect technical quality is really quite unimportant if you want to grow spiritually. If you know her life closely you will pick up on the lessons to be learned from this film. My four young children love this film, but we also speak of the spiritual life to them extensively so they are sensitive to this. We also do not watch TV which makes a huge difference.
The real movie begind with the pope telling: if we don't make her saint, the whole world will make her saint before us. They removed that. Hiding the glory of God through that saint. It supposed to be a process of canonization of st-therese.
At beginning of the movie we saw St-Therese praying in front of the cross. Then it's WWI, and 2 french soldiers (probably removed cause it was not 2 American soldiers) they are under attack, one pull out a image of Ste-Therese, start praying. A guy arrived and say: ya if we survive we go at her toumb. Then we see ste-Therese in heaven praying for them. That is so wounderfull. Then they survived and they go on her toumb and they give their medal to the saint.
Why they removed that part in unknow and non sence.
Another part is when she walk in the garden sick, and you see the misionnary priest falling, when she pray he start to regain power and continue his walk. So nice. Why they decided to remove such a part, in unthinkable. It's the essence of St-Therese.
They probably removed 15 minutes of the best parts.
If you can find a french version keep it in a sceled box, it's rare and precious.
The film was realistic about convent life and parts of St. Therese's spirituality; however, it was not accurate about the Saint herself. She is portrayed as proud and arrogant, and, quite frankly, a brat. St. Therese was very obedient and taught prompt obedience as a novice mistress, yet in this film she's badmouthing the Superior to another sister. She's also shown mouthing off to the Superior. I had enough at that point and turned it off. She's portrayed as a "Saint among demons", her sisters (religious and blood) are shown as cold and unfeeling, as well as not serious about piety and the religious life (having read up on the family, from St. Therese herself and others, I know this to be untrue).
I'm going to go on a limb and recommend the movie Therese, but please continue reading for my explanation (Therese Lindsay Younce
First of all, the cast is made up of theater actors, not Hollywood. I know some have not liked the film because of it. Secondly, it leaves a lot to be desired. I've read multiple books on St. Therese and the movie seems to be based solely on her autobiography, which in my opinion doesn't show the "saint" of Therese, at least as well as other writings (letters she herself wrote, as well as testimonies of others). Because of that, there were some minor inaccuracies. That being said, her spirituality comes across better, and her character is more likable as she's not a brat. Her love fore Jesus really comes through in this film.
So, if you like St. Therese and are familiar with her writings, I believe you will be disappointed with "The Miracle of St.Read more ›
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Miracle of St. Therese DVD, might of been good, but I had to return it because my HP Windows 10 will not play it and I don't have a TV.Published 2 months ago by Bev
It is hard to portray a saint so great, but thi s tries, and partially succeeds.Published 9 months ago by George Vick
Love the DVD. Its quite good and I enjoyed watching it. Good message in these secular times and helps us to contemplate these great mysteries.Published on November 25, 2012 by tringo