Tuesday 17 June 2014

Saint Anne Line, English Martyr, hanged at Tyburn London

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 Anne Line:
Saint Anne Line was raised a Calvinist in Elizabethan England but converted with her brother to the outlawed Catholic Faith.  She married fellow Catholic Roger Line and their poignant story is believed to be the theme of Shakespeare’s poem ‘The Phoenix and the Turtle’.  After Roger’s exile and death the young widowed Saint Anne Line worked with Fr. John Gerard to hide hunted Catholic priests and arranged outlawed Masses.  She was eventually arrested for this and executed at the Tyburn gallows.  As a young English woman with a deep love of the Catholic faith she is an inspiration for Catholic women and girls.  

What you will hear:

The life of Saint Anne Line in a narrative representing her own words for the whole length of the film.  Original music to accompany the narrative.

What you will see:

Historical paintings, maps and artwork; footage of nature, historical houses and items to aid the style and era; simplified costumed visuals of St. Anne Line, her family, her husband, Fr. John Gerard, Fr. Mark Barkworth and recusant Catholics, her life and mission in simple settings presented to aid the narrative.


The film runs for 30 minutes.

Target Audience:

The film is suitable for all ages, aimed mainly at Catholics with an understanding of the Faith and an appreciation for the spiritual life.  The film has proven excellent for use in parishes and classrooms with very positive feedback.

The producers:

Mary’s Dowry Productions was established in 2007.  The films presenting the lives of the Saints and Martyrs of the Church provide original and simple ways to share the stories and words of these heroic examples of the Faith.


St. Anne Line is available on Region Free DVD worldwide from www.marysdowryproductions.org

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