Here is a major dramatic feature film on the entire life of the famous stigmatic monk, now a saint, Padre Pio (1887-1968). This movie captures the Capuchin friar’s intense faith and devotion, his deep spiritual concern for others, and his great compassion for the sick and suffering.
Flavio Insinna stars as John (Don) Bosco, the great priest and educator of youth from the tough streets of Turin, Italy. Beautifully filmed in Italy, this movie dramatizes the many challenges that Don Bosco had to overcome from his childhood through founding his religious order, the Salesians, for helping educate boys. His faith, creative imagination and profound charity shine through in this wonderful film.
This outstanding movie is unique among films on St. Francis because of the historical accuracy of the story and its authentic spirit of joy and piety Francis was known for, as well as the major role played by Clare who is given equal stature with Francis.