Saint Bede the Venerable, commenting on Mt 9:9, wrote that Jesus looked upon Matthew "with merciful love and chose him." This expression impressed Pope Francis so much that he chose it for his episcopal motto: "miserando atque eligendo".
In the parables of mercy, God is always presented as full of joy, especially when he pardons. We share His mercy - Not seventy times but seventy times seven ... (Mt 18:22)
(CTS Year of Mercy - Preparing for the Journey)
A good way to meet one of the Teachers of Mercy in this Year of Mercy is through film.
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 Doctor of the Church.
Saint Bede: England's Doctor of the Church: Reflective and mysterious, this ancient English Doctor of the Church takes you on a journey through history and faith. Sharing his wisdom and prayer, this joyful film pauses to ponder St. Bede's works. As though casing aside the veil of time, St. Bede walks the English countryside, woodlands, meadows and fields in an atmospheric and contemplative fusion of prayer, original music and the sounds of nature.Length and Format:The film runs for 25 minutes and is available on Region Free DVD worldwide.
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