Tuesday 17 June 2014

The Priest-Hole Maker - the Jesuit hero - St. Nicholas Owen

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 Nicholas Owen: St. Nicholas Owen was a Jesuit lay brother who made priest holes and secret rooms in houses throughout England for hunted Catholic priests to hide.  Since his journey took place during the Gunpowder Plot we look in detail at the history of England at this time as well as many spiritual aspects of Catholic England and the Faith.

What you will hear:

The narrative of St. Nicholas Owen’s life and spirituality written and spoken from his own point of view 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. Nicholas Owen, his family, the Jesuits, his 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. This film was produced to present the life of this Martyr to those who may never have heard of him and his inspiring mission. The film has proven excellent for use in parishes and classrooms with very positive feedback. It has been broadcast globally on EWTN.
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. Nicholas Owen is available on Region Free DVD worldwide.Region Free DVD available through www.marysdowryproductions.org

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