Thursday, 16 May 2013

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

In 2007 Mary's Dowry Productions created a new form of film media in which to present the lives of the Saints on DVD. We invite you to watch our film prayerfully and quietly and to engage your spiritual senses. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear.
Mary's Dowry Productions loves to recreate key moments, silently and with no dialogue, from a Saint's life, using historical costume and beautiful backdrops. Original contemplative music runs beneath a detailed narrative that seeks to engage the viewer with the Saint. Our films offer a window into the life of each Saint.

 
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 film combines includes 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!
 

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.



In 2007 Mary's Dowry Productions created a new form of film media in which to present the lives of the Saints on DVD. We invite you to watch our film prayerfully and quietly and to engage your spiritual senses. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear.
Mary's Dowry Productions loves to recreate key moments, silently and with no dialogue, from a Saint's life, using historical costume and beautiful backdrops. Original contemplative music runs beneath a detailed narrative that seeks to engage the viewer with the Saint. Our films offer a window into the life of each Saint.
 
 
Saint Edmund Arrowsmith
 
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. 

 
  Available on DVD NOW worldwide in all region formats, through Mary's Dowry Productions.

www.marysdowryproductions.org

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



In 2007 Mary's Dowry Productions created a new form of film media in which to present the lives of the Saints on DVD. We invite you to watch our film prayerfully and quietly and to engage your spiritual senses. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear.
Mary's Dowry Productions loves to recreate key moments, silently and with no dialogue, from a Saint's life, using historical costume and beautiful backdrops. Original contemplative music runs beneath a detailed narrative that seeks to engage the viewer with the Saint. Our films offer a window into the life of each Saint.

St. 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 is a unique way to encounter Saint Thomas More. 
This film looks at St. Thomas More’s interaction 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 Mary's Dowry Productions.

www.marysdowryproductions.org

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


In 2007 Mary's Dowry Productions created a new form of film media in which to present the lives of the Saints on DVD. We invite you to watch our film prayerfully and quietly and to engage your spiritual senses. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear.
Mary's Dowry Productions loves to recreate key moments, silently and with no dialogue, from a Saint's life, using historical costume and beautiful backdrops. Original contemplative music runs beneath a detailed narrative that seeks to engage the viewer with the Saint. Our films offer a window into the life of each Saint.

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 Mary's Dowry Productions, all region formats, shipped worldwide.

www.marysdowryproduction.org

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

 

In 2007 Mary's Dowry Productions created a new form of film media in which to present the lives of the Saints on DVD. We invite you to watch our film prayerfully and quietly and to engage your spiritual senses. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear.
Mary's Dowry Productions loves to recreate key moments, silently and with no dialogue, from a Saint's life, using historical costume and beautiful backdrops. Original contemplative music runs beneath a detailed narrative that seeks to engage the viewer with the Saint. Our films offer a window into the life of each Saint.
St. John Fisher
St. John Fisher, the devout 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. 

We look at the whole life of St. John Fisher from 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 Mary's Dowry Productions.

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


In 2007 Mary's Dowry Productions created a new form of film media in which to present the lives of the Saints on DVD. We invite you to watch our film prayerfully and quietly and to engage your spiritual senses. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear. Mary's Dowry Productions loves to recreate key moments, silently and with no dialogue, from a Saint's life, using historical costume and beautiful backdrops. Original contemplative music runs beneath a detailed narrative that seeks to engage the viewer with the Saint. Our films offer a window into the life of each Saint.

We invite you to take a journey with Saint Alexander Briant - English Martyr.
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