[Blueboard] Ignatius of Loyola US Screening

Dit G. Sablan esablan at admu.edu.ph
Tue Jan 17 19:26:16 PHT 2017

*Press Release *


*Powerful feature film about the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola now 
showing in select theaters*

*San Francisco**, January 4, 2017 *– A powerful new feature film, 
*/Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint,/* is a modern look at the 
story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often 
called “The Saint of Second Chances.” This month, Ignatius Press is 
releasing this inspirational film through theatrical sponsored 
screenings across the country. Catholic parishes, schools, and 
organizations are invited to host their own theatrical screening event, 
where the film will be viewed and participants will be able to purchase 
a copy of the film. */Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint/* will 
be available for purchase to the general public in Spring 2017.

This feature film opens with a brief glimpse into Ignatius’ early life 
and family discord before plunging into the life and times of Ignatius 
as a young man, revealing a brash, hot-headed soldier in a time of 
political upheaval in Spain in the 1500’s. Ignatius went from living a 
life of brutal violence and debauchery, to becoming one of the greatest 
saints in the history of the Church. This film chronicles his torturous 
struggle to turn from darkness to light—a struggle that nearly destroyed 
him, but also gave him the key to a spiritual weapon that continues to 
save lives to this very day.

Produced by Jesuit Communications Philippines (JesCom), this movie was 
shot on location in Spain in English. It is an incisive and thrilling 
look at the life of the real man behind the legend. In his lifelong 
quest to become the heroic Knight of his fantasies, Ignatius stares 
death in the face again and again, having his leg shattered by a 
cannonball in battle; driven to near suicide by his inner demons; 
finding himself imprisoned, accused of being a member of the Illuminati; 
and finally finding his life in the hands of the Inquisition. Through it 
all, he would come to see the hand of God working in his life, shaping 
the self-obsessed sinner into the loyal and passionate soldier-saint.

The film also shows how Ignatius wove the trials, errors, and lessons of 
his eventful life into the fabric of his masterpiece, the “Spiritual 
Exercises”. Combining clarity of thought with Ignatius’ own love of 
fantasy and imagination, the Exercises form a rigorous method of making 
one’s life decisions, and have guided and influenced countless seekers 
throughout history.

*James V. Schall, S.J.*, Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University, 
claims, “This account of Ignatius’ early life is both gripping and 
moving, not to be missed.”

*Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C.*, author of Champions of the Rosary, says 
that this movie is “an absolutely stunning portrayal of one of the 
greatest saints of all time! This film will inspire manyto turn away from 
the illusory things of this world and seek to become knights of heaven 
and saints!”

“The movie is a masterpiece. It uses the power of modern film making to 
show the interior greatness of a man whose mission in life was truly to 
conquer death itself,” says *Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.*, author of 
/The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows./

*Steve Ray*, the host of /The Footprints of God/ film series, says that 
*/Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint/*, is “a great 
inspirational movie for everyone, but especially the men who are saints 
in the rough just waiting to erupt like Ignatius of Loyola.”

“This unusually powerful film is an instrument of grace. The acting is 
outstanding, and the sense of moral and spiritual struggle is completely 
convincing. The awe-inspiring cinematography combines with all the other 
elements to create a work that is profoundly moving and beautiful in 
every way. It will become a classic,” says *Michael D. O’Brien*, author 
of /Father Elijah: An Apocalypse/.

For more information about hosting a theatrical screening of */IGNATIUS 
OF LOYOLA: Soldier, Sinner, Saint/*, please visit the film’s website, 
www.IgnatiusMovie.com or <http://www.ignatiusmovie.com/> contact Diane 
Hanson toll free at 1-866-431-1531 ext. 5 or e-mail dhanson at ignatius.com 
<mailto:dhanson at ignatius.com>

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Dit G. Sablan
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“Dont wish it were easier, Wish you were BETTER
Dont wish for fewer problems, Wish for more SKILLS
Dont wish for less challenges, Wish for more WISDOM ”
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