A Filipino production shot in Spain and the Philippines, the film chronicles his valiant but futile defense at the Battle of Pamplona, his struggles with depression and near-suicide, his trial before the Inquisition, and his ultimate vindication. In denial about the loss of his wife and children in the holocaust, American Captain Towers meets careworn but gorgeous Moira Davidson, who begins to fall for him. The film also shows how Ignacio wove the trials, errors, and lessons of his eventful life into the fabric of his masterpiece, the Spiritual Exercises. We asked ourselves, what would it really be like to live as Iñigo, the runt of a brood of 13, born into nobility but without an inheritance, with all the pressures and expectations of the world weighing down on him? Julio Perillán Padre Sanchez Julio Perillán is an American film and theater actor of Spanish descent. Saint Ignatius was put into a new coffin and reinterred in the new church. He became a knight of the true King and defender and servant of his lady, the Blessed Mother.
He is a former Literary Editor of National Review. Francis of Assisi how he could possibly love the poor and the sick. He played the role of Don Miguel Angel in the film Opus Dei Camino Javier Fesser, for which he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the Union of Actor in 2009. While defending the citadel of Pamplona against the French, Ignatius was hit by a cannonball on May 20, 1521, sustaining a bad fracture of his right leg and damage to his left. So everyone—from the production assistants to the producers themselves—had to double or even triple up on tasks, loading and unloading the trucks, sewing costumes and making sure everyone was fed well. How did the experience of making this film affect your Catholic faith? The remainder of the decisive period was devoted to a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. I wanted to put flesh on the bones of the myth, to let the audience feel the blood coursing through the veins of a real human being, flawed and confused.
As many people know, a core technique of Ignatian spirituality is imaginative prayer, picturing oneself in key scenes from the Gospel, and letting your imagination explore the details, textures, emotions and dynamics of the scene—a technique often leading to very visceral reactions and realizations. This movie does not shy away from the darkest, most terrible depictions of human suffering, both spiritual and physical. The Jesuits are martyrs, as a great many others on Our beloved Catholic Church. During these months, although he did not as yet say mass, Ignatius had one of the decisive experiences of his life. In the end these operations left one leg shorter than the other: Íñigo would limp for the rest of his life, and his military career was over. Ignatius Loyola: A Biography of the Founder of the Jesuits'. Little miracles happened to the crew.
Ignatius would promote in his. It has given me a newfound respect for Catholic communicators who face the incredible challenges of this day and age. For information on the O'Conner and other translations, see notes in A Pilgrim's Journey: The Autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola. How do you feel about the response of critics and viewers to the movie so far? They also improved each character's arc. If you're expecting a documentary that explains the life of St. Francis Xavier and his other companions, and begin the Society of Jesus.
It was the first time he learned about. He still struggles mightily with depression, and even thoughts of suicide, but slowly, he finds himself changing. I remain eternally proud of my team and what they were able to accomplish with the meager means they were given. The shepherd shared these items to the crew free of charge. This was a bold attempt by JesCom to faithfully portray the life of St. Note: the Jesuit operation in the Philippines is governed by the New York province of the Jesuit order. Proceeds from the screening will go to the care of elderly Jesuits and the budget of young Jesuit seminarians.
Later this spring it will be available for general sale at our website, , as well as through local Catholic bookstores. The color palette of the movie is rich and bright, as is the music by composer Ryan Cyabyab. A Jesuit college was opened at , which proved a success, and its rules and methods were afterwards copied in other colleges. This late Latin and Greek form prevailed. In Paris Ignatius soon had another group of disciples whose manner of living caused such a stir that he had to explain himself to the religious authorities.
After much reflection, he resolved to imitate the holy austerities of the saints in order to do penance for his sins. James Martin talks about in The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, childhood versions of faith are often inadequate for dealing with adult issues and concerns—and that was what I wanted to address with this film. Convinced that women are better ruled by women than by men, after some hesitation he resolutely excluded a female branch of the order. Many individuals and groups have been very successful in utilizing the sponsored theatrical screenings of past Ignatius Press films to raise significant funds—thousands of dollars —for some very worthy causes, such as adoration chapels, crisis pregnancy centers, and various parish needs. The film adopts elements from traditional theater.
The Saints have much to teach us. His new book, , written with George J. Mario De La Rosa Calixto Mario de la Rosa began training as an actor well into his thirties. And even in post-production, time was forever our enemy, because with limited money you only get limited time to smooth out the effects, the visuals, the sound, the plethora of little bits and pieces that always threaten to pull the viewer out of the experience. Roma: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu. You can see more of her work on her own blog, Surrender the Brownies, and on the New Catholic Generation youtube channel, where she is regularly a guest.