"Don't make a saint of me," Francis of Assisi told a friend - even as his charisma and holiness were dazzling his contemporaries and generating a legend that has lasted almost a millennium. Reluctant Saint shows us a Saint Francis who transcends the image familiar to even the least religious among us: wealthy playboy, soldier, businessman, preacher, defender of the poor, mystic and later- an inspiration to lovers of nature and the earth. Filmed on location in Italy, Reluctant Saint captures all the violence, color, and mystery of Francis' time - a time like our own, full of crisis, craving for reform and for a deeper, simpler, more personal faith while offering new insights into a life that has engaged the hearts and minds of millions over the centuries. Also available as video vc 2877.
Media ID: 61182
Length: 60 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult