Category Archives: New Catholic Films

Lying Witnesses – Saint Edmund Campion (2), Jesuit, Elizabethan missionary martyr, Tyburn – reading for 22nd December, feast day 1st December

LYING WITNESSES Saint Edmund Campion (2) – Jesuit, English Martyr Screenshot above: Saint Edmund Campion at his trial © 2008 Mary’s Dowry Productions To the jury at his trial: “In common matters we often see witnesses impeached, and if at … Continue reading

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His Passion Foreseen – Saint Edmund Campion (1), English Martyr, Jesuit, Reading for 21st December – feast day December 1st

HIS PASSION FORESEEN Saint Edmund Campion – Jesuit (1) IN December 1579 Dr Allen wrote to Campion: “My father, brother, son, Edmund Campion, for to you I must use every expression of the tenderest ties of love: since the general … Continue reading

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A Most Wicked Proceeding – Saint John Southworth, secular priest of Westminster, London, English Martyr

A MOST WICKED PROCEEDING Saint John Southworth – Secular priest Saint John Southworth at Tyburn © 2014 Mary’s Dowry Productions Screenshot from ‘Saint John Southworth’ DVD Born of an old Lancashire family, John Southworth returned from Douay in 1619, and … Continue reading

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Love of the Cross, Saint Edith Stein, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, with photographs

LOVE OF THE CROSS Saint Edith Stein, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, (German: Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz, Latin: Teresia Benedicta a Cruce) (12 October 1891 – 9 … Continue reading

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Teachers of the Year of Mercy – Saint Bede the Venerable

Saint Bede the Venerable, commenting on Mt 9:9, wrote that Jesus looked upon Matthew “with merciful love and chose him.” This expression impressed Pope Francis so much that he chose it for his episcopal motto: “miserando atque eligendo”. In the … Continue reading

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A Better Resurrection – Saint Ralph Sherwin, English Martyr

A native of Rodsley, Derbyshire, as a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, Saint Ralph Sherwin was accounted “an acute philosopher and an excellent Greek and Hebrew scholar.” But grace called him to higher distinction. He became a Catholic, entered the … Continue reading

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Spectacle to men and angels – Saint Edmund Campion, Jesuit, English Martyr, Elizethan Catholic Saint – December 1st 1581

Edmund Campion, the brilliant Oxford scholar, orator, Anglican deacon, convert – “One of England’s diamonds” – was done to death in London on 1st December 1581 at the age of about forty. His tempestuous career as one of the first … Continue reading

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Editing begins this week for two new films, Saint David and Saint John Houghton

Mary’s Dowry Productions will begin editing for two new films on the lives of Saint David of Wales and Saint John Houghton, two Catholic Saints from very different times in the history of England. Saint John Houghton, O.Cart., (c. 1486-London, … Continue reading

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“I am a man”, Saint Cuthbert Mayne (1), English Martyr, Catholic Saint of England

“I am a man.” Saint Cuthbert Mayne (1) – Secular priest Cuthbert Mayne was the first Martyr among the seminary priests trained at the colleges abroad. He was born near Barnstaple in Devon in 1544 and was brought up by … Continue reading

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Saint Edith Stein, a prayerful and contemplative film, DVD, Mary’s Dowry Productions, available as of November 2015

A prayerful and mystical journey with Saint Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) in a new film that especially captures the thought and spirit of her Carmelite soul. Pausing for reflection upon her writings, including her letter to Pope … Continue reading

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