Friday, 18 April 2014

St John Southworth, a new film on his life, priest and English Martyr, Westminster's priest

Saint John Southworth worked with Saint Henry Morse during the 1635 plague outbreak in London. 
Our new film presents his whole life in careful detail touching upon this interesting and inspiring part of our English Martyr's ministry.
Available now on DVD worldwide, Saint John Southworth gives a detailed, prayerful and careful look at the priest of Westminster using a selection of careful portrayals, sacred art, historical imagery and information.
One of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales, Saint John Southworth's biography comes alive in this new film from Mary's Dowry Productions.
Saint John Southworth on DVD at our ONLINE SHOP
Saint John Southworth on DVD at AMAZON UK
Saint John Southworth on DVD at AMAZON COM
Bringing to life the inspiring and relevant lives of the Martyrs of England and Wales.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Saint Bede, England's Doctor of the church, a film of his life

We will be working on a new film which will present the life of Saint Bede this year (2014).
Saint Bede is known as the Father of English History and is also England's Doctor of the Church.
We have been asked many times to produce a film about Saint Bede so will be working on his lovely story this year and hope to release it soon.
Simple visuals will blend with paintings, historical documents, artwork, maps and footage of the English countryside he loved so much.
The film will include a detailed yet accessible look at his life and works as well as quotes of his which always give reflection and thought.
Meanwhile, visit our online shop for similar films:
Saint Wilfrid: the Apostle of Sussex
Saint Cuthman of Steyning
DVDs are available worldwide through our online shop, Amazon COM and Amazon UK.

Plague priest, a film about Saint Henry Morse, English Martyr, Jesuit priest

The plague priest, Saint Henry Morse, has a fascinating story of bravery in 1635 London.
Mary's Dowry Productions film about the Priest of the Plague is due for release soon!
Known as the Priest of the Plague due to his work with the persecuted English Catholics and plague victims during the 1630's plague epidemic, this Jesuit priest is a wonderful example of faith and determination during difficult times.
He worked with fellow English Martyr Saint John Southworth (OUT NOW) but also had a heroic mission of his own, finding himself hunted, captured, arrested and exiled many times during his work in England as he worked to bring the outlawed Sacraments to the faithful. 
He was finally imprisoned and executed at Tyburn in 1645 leaving us an inspiring testimony relevant for England today.
Other films on the lives of the English Martyrs include:
Saint Edmund Arrowsmith
Saint Richard Gwyn
Saint Edmund Gennings
and many more.

Saint Mildred of Thanet, a film about the Fairest Lily of the English

Saint Mildred, the fairest Lily of the English.
Our film sharing the life of Anglo Saxon princess and Abbess Saint Mildred is now available on DVD worldwide through our online shop and AMAZON. 
Saint Mildred is an obscure English Saint but her story is lovely and also exciting.
She was the great, great granddaughter of King Ethelbert of Kent, that holy King who received Saint Augustine of Canterbury and the Catholic Faith into England.  She was sent to France to study and there suffered at the hands of a temperamental Abbess who had designs on Saint Mildred for her nephew Sir Claude.  There was a miraculous escape from a roaring oven and a flight to a ship while bearing the holy Relic of one of the Nail's used in the crucifixion.  When she stepped off of her mother's ship once back in England she left her footprint in the rock and it was kept as a relic for centuries.
As usual we have provided some original visuals to blend with beautiful paintings, scenery, historical documents, maps etc... so as to tell Saint Mildred's life in film.
She at one time outshone Saint Augustine himself in England due to the English people's love of her.  We are pleased to be able to refresh interest in one of our lovely Catholic Saints of England by providing an easy way to encounter her story which we hope will help many.
Other films available that are similar to our film about Saint Mildred are:
Saint Etheldreda
Saint Winifred and her Well.
These are available from our online shop, Amazon UK and Amazon Com.
Check back for updates.

Saint Mildred at Mary's Dowry Productions ONLINE SHOP
Saint Mildred at AMAZON UK
Saint Mildred at AMAZON COM  

Monday, 10 February 2014

Holy Spirit of Tranquility, a new Christian CD album

The Spirit music series blends instruments and sounds to create a relaxing and reflective mood which is both uplifting and meditative. Perfect as background music, or for chilling out, for becoming lost in thought or to absorb yourself in the tunes. Using guitars, piano, Celtic harps, ancient strings and ethnic flutes and pads blending with subtle sounds of nature and the forest the original tracks will help unwind and calm.
Track 1 - Better One Handful with Tranquility (7:09) Track 2 - The Lord Gives a Tranquil Heart (4:52) Track 3 - Speak to Calm this Tossing Sea, Stayed in Thy Tranquility(3:11) Track 4 - A Still and Tranquil Mind is No Small Gift (5:02) Track 5 - The Beautiful Tranquility of Solitude With the Spirit (4:07) Track 6 - Come Holy Spirit, Spirit of Tranquility (2:54) Track 7 - He Brings Tranquility, Beyond Human Comprehension (5:43) Track 8 - In the Light of God's Tranquility (4:31) Track 9 - Comforted With Tranquility (4:38) Track 10 - At the Feet of Jesus She Found Her Tranquility (5:21).
Available from our ONLINE SHOP
Bernadette Bevans has been writing music since the age of fourteen. Specialising in writing music as underscore to film and narrative, Bernadette uses her gift for music to compose all of the soundtracks in our films and has been compiling original albums for many years available from our online shop. Many of these include ancient English fusion music such as the early albums Lands, Journeys, Dreams and many more. Recently the Spirit Series was inspired as a much more reflective and background type style and has been enjoyed by many for help in classrooms, for meditation and for chilling out on the train to work.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Saint Don Bosco, Saint John Bosco short film

An easy way to discover the life and mission of Saint John Bosco is in a short detailed film as part of our series 'Well-Known Saints'.
Well Known Saint Volume Five includes a mini-movie about this great Saint of the Church and gives a handy and inspiring presentation of his life.
Used in Confirmation classes, schools, parishes or for personal use our Well Known Saints series is available through Amazon UK and Amazon COM and through our online shop.
Out now.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Saint Hildegard of Bingham, Saint Philomena, Saint John Vianney, Saint Juan Diego, Saint Margaret of Scotland, Saint John of the Cross and Saint Anthony of the Desert all feature in a NEW DVD release for 2014

Volume SIX of our popular Well Known Saints DVD series, great for use in Confirmation classes, giving a short, inspiring biographical film of seven popular Saints on one DVD.
Volume Six tells the lives of:
Saint John Vianney
Saint Juan Diego
Saint Philomena
Saint Margaret of Scotland
Saint Hildegard of Bingham
Saint Anthony of the Desert
Saint John of the Cross.
Each mini movie has a punchy, catchy original soundtrack to suit each theme of the Saint's life which adds to the interest of each fascinating and inspiring journey.
Available through

Saint Gemma Galgani, Saint John of Avila, Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint Rita, Saint Christopher and Saint John Bosco

Saint Gemma Galgani and six more popular Saints are looked at in a NEW DVD release from our popular 'Well Known Saints' DVD series continued with Volume 5 telling the lives of the Saints in short, inspiring, biographical films.
VOLUME FIVE tells the lives of:
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Saint Don Bosco
Saint Gemma
Saint John of Avila
Saint Christopher
Saint Rita
Saint Mary Magdalene
OUT NOW available through our online shop, Amazon UK and Amazon COM

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Jesuits, priest holes, Topcliffe, Tyburn, the Lives of the English Martyrs, an Inside Look at Mary's Dowry Productions

The English Martyrs and bringing their lives to film - here is a new documentary that runs for 60 minutes giving a detailed look at Mary's Dowry Productions.  With interviews, film clips, making of, behind the scenes, music, media and more.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

St. Simon Stock and the Brown Scapular, Feast day May 16th, Carmelite friar, 13th Century England

A great way to get to know the life of St. Simon Stock and the Brown Scapular is through our film on this inspiring Carmelite friar of 13th Century England.
This little film combines beautiful film footage of the countryside of England, especially Kent, stunning sacred art in a variety of historical paintings, a little simple silent portrayal of Saint Simon Stock in typical English settings, quotes from Saints such as St. Therese of Lisieux about the importance of the Brown Scapular and Pope John Paul II, the importance of this Sacramental plus much more; a particularly good resource for schools, Confirmation classes, parishes and families.
The film is available worldwide on DVD through Mary's Dowry Productions.
Saint Simon Stock is one of our great English Saints and the Shrine at Ayelsford in Kent is one of the few remaining Shrines to Our Lady in England.
The history and Catholicism that shines out of St. Simon Stock's great life is in need of rediscovery one more today.  Our film about St. Simon Stock is a useful way to encounter the life of our English Saint and encourage the devotional wearing of the Brown Scapular which was given to us from Our Lady.  St. Simon Stock - pray for us!
Mary's Dowry Productions was established in 2007 and produces original and inspiring films about the lives of the Saints, especially the English Martyrs and the Saints of England.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Prayer for England, Mary's Dowry - druing the 1893 Dedication of England to the Mother of God.

Prayer of the Bishops of England and Wales in 1893 during the ceremony of the Dedication of England to the Mother of God, the last part of which (from the let us pray) is taken from an 8th century prayer found in the Book of Cerne which belonged to Ethelwald, Bishop of Sherbourne, AD 760:


O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

Mother of Grace, and Queen of the Kingdom of Thy Son!

Humbly kneeling before thee, we offer thee this country in which we live!

It was once thine.

Before it was robbed of the Holy Faith, all its children were thy children and thou wert honoured throughout its length and breadth as its Protectress and its Queen.

Again do we consecrate it to thee; again do we dedicate it as thy own Dowry.

We offer our own hearts, that their love and service may ever grow and increase.

We offer all our brethren – those multitudes who know thee so little – or know thee not at all.

May thy prayer bring back the country’s ancient Faith!

May thy intercession lead us to a closer union with thy Divine Son.

We consecrate ourselves to Him through thee.

Obtain for us, and for England, Thy Dowry, every grace and blessing, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Holy Mother of God, Virgin ever blest, O Mary Immaculate, pray for us, intercede for us, disdain not to help us.  For we are all confident and know for certain that thou canst obtain all thou willest from thy Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, God Almighty, the King of Ages, Who liveth with the Father and the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever, Amen.


Friday, 12 April 2013

English Martyr, St. Edmund Arrowsmith, North of England, film of his life produced in England, on DVD now.

Saint Edmund Arrowsmith
The highly dangerous mission of English Martyr Saint Edmund Arrowsmith to the recusant Catholics of Lancashire in the 17th Century North of England is presented and examined in this new film by Mary’s Dowry Productions. 
With the Catholic Faith still persecuted for most of the reigns of King James I and his son King Charles I, Fr. Edmund Arrowsmith remained hunted by the government priest catchers for fifteen years, celebrating the outlawed Catholic Mass and keeping the Catholic Faith alive in the north of England. 
This interesting account of his life brings St. Edmund Arrowsmith and the Faith and history of England into the relevance of today.
  Available on DVD NOW worldwide in all region formats, out now through AMAZON COM, AMAZON UK and Mary's Dowry Productions.

St. Thomas More, English Martyr, a new detailed film of his life

St. Thomas More:
A detailed look at the inspiring life of one of the most famous English Martyrs and Chancellors of England, Sir Thomas More, beginning with his early years in the home of Cardinal Morton, through to his friendship with King Henry VIII, his extensive writings against heresies, his final days in the Tower of London and his last walk to Tower Hill. 
This film looks at St. Thomas More’s encounters with the great figures of Tudor history including King Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Erasmus, Anne Boleyn, Calvin, Luther and Bishop John Fisher as well as touching upon the depths of Saint Thomas More’s Faith and love of Christ and the Catholic Church. 
  Available on DVD NOW worldwide, all region formats, through AMAZON COM, AMAZON UK and Mary's Dowry Productions.

Our Lady of Walsingham, Richeldis de Faverches, new documentary produced in England

Richeldis de Faverches and Our Lady of Walsingham
A specific look at ‘Our Lady of Walsingham’ in the history of England as presented by Mary’s Dowry Productions especially produced to coincide with the 950th anniversary of the founding of the Holy House and the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in 1061. 
 Presented on location at Arundel in West Sussex, England and the Shrine of English Martyr St. Philip Howard, this is a documentary that draws upon many aspects of the Catholic history of England and spans the centuries from before the battle of Hastings through to our present day. 

A rich array of historical images, photographs, footage, portrayals, details and insights make this an informative and original presentation.

Available NOW on DVD through AMAZON COM, AMAZON UK and Mary's Dowry Productions, all region formats, shipped worldwide.

St. John Fisher, English Martyr, film produced in England

St. John Fisher
St. John Fisher, the devout and immovable Bishop of Rochester, is loved by thousands today not only for his priestly example but for his heroic defence of the Catholic Faith in Tudor England that saw him earn the crown of Martyrdom. 

This detailed film looks at the whole life of St. John Fisher form his birth to his arrest and confinement in the Tower of London where he was named Cardinal of England and shortly after beheaded on Tower Hill.  Historical characters such as Lady Margaret Beaufort, Kings Henry VII and Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, St. Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell and many others make this a journey of history, politics and Faith in 16th Century England.
Available now on DVD worldwide, all region formats, through AMAZON COM, AMAZON UK and Mary's Dowry Productions.

Saint Therese of Lisieux, her last conversations, DVD produced in England, coming soon to EWTN

The Last Conversations of Therese:
In Carmel, Saint Therese of Lisieux was on the alert to make use of every opportunity, however little, to win souls to God. When tuberculosis had spread to all parts of her body causing St. Therese indescribable sufferings, we are given insights into the offerings of her suffering through her last conversations as recorded by her sisters.  Many of her final confidences are presented here in this new film by Mary’s Dowry Productions using the beautiful depictions of nature and imagery of Saint Therese for an original and moving encounter with the Little Flower. 
Available now worldwide on DVD all region formats, through AMAZON COM, AMAZON UK and Mary's Dowry Productions.  OUT NOW.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

St. Edmund Campion's friend at Tyburn Gallows, St. Alexander Briant's life explored in a new documentary, Mary's Dowry

Saint Alexander Briant - English Martyr - NEW DVD release from Mary's Dowry Productions.
A documentary about St. Alexander Briant, a young Elizabethan priest, who was executed at Tyburn Gallows with St. Edmund Campion and St. Ralph Sherwin. 

He was born in Somerset, studied under Fr. Robert Persons, was ordained a Catholic priest and returned to England on the English Mission.  His capture and torture give beautiful insights into the Passion of Christ - he carved a little Cross and wrote a poignant and insightful letter before his execution. 

A reverent witness to the Catholic Faith his story is presented in this new documentary.
The film is available now worldwide on DVD (all formats) from
and also through Amazon.
OUT NOW - January 2013.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Saint Therese of Lisieux, her Last Conversations, a unique documentary

A unique look at the last conversations of Saint Therese of Lisieux leading up to her death, with profound insights into her soul - an half an hour documentary giving an absorbing encounter with the Little Flower.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Catholic Martyrs, film compilation, Mary's Dowry

A new short video showing a compilation of clips from films by Mary's Dowry Productions.  All films are available on DVD worldwide through our online shop.  These true stories are inspiring, sharing the witness and heroic sacrifices of the great men and women Martyred for upholding the Catholic Faith in England and Wales. 

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Saint Alexander Briant, English Martyr.

Saint Alexander Briant, a 25 year old Catholic priest from Somerset, was executed at the infamous Triple gallows of Tyburn with Saint Edmund Campion in 1581.
Our 30 minute presentation of the life and witness of this young English Martyr comprises historical imagery and paintings combined with careful portrayal. 
Available on DVD through Mary's Dowry Production and AMAZON. 

Monday, 3 December 2012

Blessed Alexandrina da Costa, Mary's Dowry Productions

Our film about Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa is available on DVD.
The film was produced in 2010 and is available on DVD worldwide through our online shop at Mary's Dowry Productions and also through Amazon. 
This is a good way to learn about the important and inspiring life of Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa and also to share her life with others.  For more information visit our website. 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Saint Richard Gwyn, Welsh Martyr, Elizabethan

Saint RICHARD GWYN, the first Welsh martyr of Elizabeth I’s reign, was born about 1537 in Lianidloes, Montgomeryshire. He studied for a short time at Oxford, and then went to St. John’s College, Cambridge. Returning to Wales about 1562, he became a schoolmaster and taught in Flintshire and Denbighshire. He married and had six children.

Arrested in Wrexham in 1578, he escaped, but he was arrested again in 1580. After being tried and remanded several times at the Assizes, he was finally condemned to death at Wrexham, in October1584, for refusing to recognize the Queen as head of the Catholic Church in England and persuading others to become Catholics.

Two days before his death he was offered his freedom if he would conform to the State religion. As he left the prison on his way to execution, he said to his fellow prisoners: ‘Weep not for me, for I do but pay the rent before the rent day.’ On the scaffold he forgave his executioner, acknowledged Elizabeth I to be the lawful Queen of England and denied that he had ever committed any treason against her; but he still refused to recognize her as head of the Church.

 As he prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner,’ he was pushed off the ladder and cut down while still alive and disembowelled.  St Richard Gwyn, Catholic layman suffered death for hearing the Mass and for being a Roman Catholic. He died at Wrexham on 15 October 1584.
His life is presented with devotion and history by Mary's Dowry Productions and is

Saint Edmund Campion, Jesuit, God's Champion, a film about self sacrifice

The life of Jesuit priest and English Martyr Edmund Campion presented in a half an hour film.
Available on DVD through Mary's Dowry Productions and also currently available at Amazon.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Year of Faith DVD resources, films of Gifts of the Spirit, Fruits, Precepts, Sacraments, Four Last Things, Seven Deadly Sins and more

Make use of our original and highly useful DVD range of short films for the Year of Faith!
Gifts of the Spirit Volume 1 and Gifts of the Spirit Volume 2 present clearly and simply various fundamental teachings of the Catholic Faith in several short films.
In Volume 1 of Gifts of the Spirit:
The Fruits,
Gifts of God to the Church. 
In Volume 2 of Gifts of the Spirit:
The Virtues,
Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy,
the Four Last Things
the Seven Deadly Sins.
These are popular and excellent ways of learning the basics of the Catholic Faith and have proven very sucessful and useful in schools throughout the world over the last few years.
The DVDs ship worldwide and are available through Mary's Dowry Productions at:

Well Known Blesseds short movies DVD: Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Pier Giorgio Frassati, John Henry Newman, Alexandrina and Dominic Barberi

A NEW DVD resource presenting six new short films on the the lives of six Blesseds of the Modern Catholic Church:
Pope John Paul II
Mother Teresa
Alexandrina Maria da Costa
Pier Giorgio Frassati
John Henry Newman
Dominic Barberi
The DVD has a total runtime of 50 minutes and is an excellent way to present to classes or families a factual, devotional and historical biography of these six inspiring people. 
Available now on DVD through
Ships worldwide.
This is a new series launched by Mary's Dowry Productions in October 2012.
For our series 'Well Known Saints' visit our website or online shop or find us on AMAZON.  Presentations of well known Saints of the Church including Teresa of Avila, Catherine, Peter, Paul, Francis of Assisi, Ignatius, and many more.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

From the Battle of Hastings to the present day, Our Lady of Walsingham ,documentary, devotion in Mary's Dowry, DVD

Covering major parts of British history from the Battle of Hastings to the present day with a look at the role of the English Martyrs in the Church and England now.  A direct and detailed documentary presenting the devotion of the English people to Our Lady under the title of Our Lady of Walsingham.  This documentary does not give a predictable outline of history but presents many aspects of devotion and spiritual warefare, the Catholic Faith, the British monarchy and includes an inspiring biography of Richeldis de Faverches.  A fascinating and popular film.  Buy it today from Mary's Dowry Productions, ships worldwide.  English history and the Catholic Faith presented in a way to challenge and inspire.

Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, mother of Cardinal Reginald Pole, English Martyr

Margaret Pole the Blessed, Countess of Salisbury (14 August 1473 - 27 May 1541) was an English Martyr of the Catholic Church. She was the daughter of George of Clarence, who was the brother of King Edward IV and King Richard III. She was one of two women in sixteenth-century England to be a peeress in her own right with no titled husband.  One of the few surviving members of the Plantagent dynasty after the War of the Roses, she was executed in 1541 at the command of King Henry VIII who was her cousin Elizabeth's son and also father of her Goddaughter the Princess Mary Tudor.  She was beheaded while in her 70's.  Pope Leo XIII beatified her as a martyr for the on 29 December 1886.  For a detailed presentation of her life in Tudor England, her story on DVD from Mary's Dowry Productions, Catholic film production company based in England:

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Feast Day, 30th August, St Margaret Clitherow, St. Anne Line, St. Margaret Ward, English Martyrs, Elizabethan women

Saint Margaret Clitherow.  Saint Anne Line.   Saint Margaret Ward.  News. 
August 30th is the feast of three Elizabethan women and English Martyrs.
Do take the time to read their very short biographies online.
Over the past several years, Mary's Dowry Productions (a Catholic film production company founded in 2007 and based in England, UK) has produced four specific films about these three women so as to make their biographies available in a film/DVD format.

'The Shining Pearl of York' was produced as a half an hour biography presenting some beautiful paintings, historical images, maps, photographs of York a film for use in schools or home or parishes. 
'Saint Margaret Clitherow' was made in 2009/2010 as an hour long project detailing not only the facts of Saint Margaret's life but her Faith and devotions too (as seen on EWTN). 
'Saint Anne Line' runs for half an hour and she tells her story from her early life to Tyburn gallows, a particularly moving tale of heroic sacrifice to assist hunted priests and arrange the outlawed Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 

Saint Margaret Ward runs for half an hour as this inspiring young laywoman tells of her deep love of the Catholic Faith, her determination to assist persecuted and imprisoned priests and her daring plan to break out one particular priest from Bridewell prison.  The film is set in 1580's England including Cheshire and Tyburn.
Each of these films combine footage of England, the English countryside, historical locations as well as stunning sacred art and historical paintings, simple silent portrayals of the Saint/Martyr beneath the narrative; devotional aspects and the Truths of the Faith, historical facts, details and reflection.

Follow the links below to each DVD:

St. Margaret Clitherow
The Shining Pearl of York
St. Anne Line
St. Margaret Ward

All films are available on DVD and can be shipped worldwide.
If you buy through our online shop you can change the currency to Euro, US dollar, Australian dollar or Canadian dollar.  We can post to all countries.  The films are in English with no subtitles.

Monday, 20 August 2012

The death of St. Therese of Lisieux, DVD, her Last Conversations

The last few months leading up to the death of the Little Flower gave us her Last Conversations; insights into the soul of this Saint of the Church. 
In this new film many of her last consolations and thoughts which were written down by her sisters at her bedside have been arranged into a special presentation in a film that runs for 35 minutes. 
It includes photographs of the Saint, flowers and nature and some special imagery.
The film is a new release and is currently available from our online shop at Mary's Dowry Productions (click the link):

Saint Edmund Gennings, Saint Edmund Jennings, English Martyr

St. Edmund Gennings (Saint Edmund Jennings) met St. Polydore Plasden (a fellow English Martyr) at a seminary in France. Both went back to England to offer the outlawed Mass and were helped by St. Swithun Wells (also a fellow English Martyr).
Our film about Saint Edmund Gennings runs for half an hour and follows the steady timeline of his fascinating and inspiring Catholic life.
 We have taken the liberty of letting him tell his story in the film combined with careful portrayals, sacred art and imagery.
St. Edmund Gennings remains currently available on DVD through our online shop (click the link):
St. Edmund Gennings DVD