Tuesday 15 December 2015

"A man for all seasons" - Saint Thomas More, Tudors, King Henry VIII, Tower Hill, Catholic DVD

Saint Thomas More

Saint Thomas More led from the Tower of London
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Screenshot from 'Saint Thomas More' DVD
MORE was beheaded on 6 July 1535. On being brought to the scaffold, he seemed so weak that he said to the lieutenant, "I pray you, sir, see me safe up, and for my coming down let me shift for myself." Forbidden to say much to the crowd around, he desired the people to pray for him, and to bear witness with him that he there died in and for the faith of the Holy Catholic Church, saying, "The king's good servant - but God's first."
Sir Thomas More with King Henry VIII
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Screenshot from 'Saint Thomas More' DVD
After saying the Miserere on his knees, he kissed the executioner and encouraged him, saying, "Thou wilt do me this day a greater benefit than ever any mortal man can be able to give me. Pluck up they spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office. My neck is very short; take heed therefore that thou strike not awry, for saving of thine honesty." Then, covering his eyes and laying his head upon the block, he moved aside his beard, saying that that had never committed any treason.
Saint Thomas More covers his eyes
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He was beheaded at one stroke. And then he found those words true which he had often spoken, that "a man may lose his head and have no harm; yea, I say, unspeakable good and everlasting happiness."
"He that shall lose his life for Me shall find it." - Matt. 10, 39.
Saint Thomas More - beheaded on Tower Hill 1535
© 2012 Mary's Dowry Productions
Screenshot from 'Saint Thomas More' DVD
Reading from
Mementoes of the Martyrs and Confessors of England and Wales
by Henry Sebastian Bowden
Saint Thomas More DVD:
One of the most inspiring figures in English history, St. Thomas More was immensely holy even though he held one of the highest offices in the realm.  At a difficult time in England's past, this man of faith stood his ground, placing God first, above all else.  Moving and reflective, St. Thomas More's insights into prayer show us how we too can integrate a deep union of faith and morals with our daily life and work.  Tudor music and haunting ethereal voices combine to lift this spiritual film to inspire each of us. 

In 2007 Mary’s Dowry productions created a new form of film media to present the lives of the saints. Mary’s Dowry Productions recreates stunning silent visuals, informative, devotional narration, and original contemplative music that touches your spirit to draw you into a spiritual encounter with the saint. Watch with your spiritual eye, listen with your spiritual ear. Our films seek to offer a window into the lives of our saints. Using your spiritual senses we invite you to shut out the world, sit prayerfully and peacefully and go on a journey of faith, history and prayer with this inspiring Tudor Saint.

Length and Format:
The film runs for 66 minutes and is available on Region Free DVD worldwide.

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