Friday, May 06, 2011
There Be Dragons Opens Today
In a recent post on books that have influenced my writing, I listed The Way as a spiritual guide. I often refer to it when I am making catechetical presentations at RCIA or Joe Catholic. It's author, St. Josemaria Escriva, is one of the main characters portrayed in the motion picture There Be Dragons which opens in theaters today.
The movie is a fictionalized account of Josemaria's early life set before and during the Spanish Civil War. The movie addresses themes such as faith, forgiveness and friendship. The film is directed by Roland Joffe, the Academy nominated director of The Killing Fields and The Mission.
One of the intriguing promotional ads for the films depicts Josemaria in a battle scene with the caption "even saints have a past."
Theaters showing There Be Dragons
Who was Josemaria?