Monday 30 March 2020

Saint Bega of Bees, a Saint of Solitude - England (Film Clip)


Saint Bega's love of solitude, her understanding of its fruits and her special love for Our Lady is relevant especially now. This delightful and inspiring Catholic Saint was born in Ireland.

When her father arranged a marriage for her she fled to England and lived a solitary life until she was forced to flee up to Northumbria where St Aidan suggested she join a community of nuns for her safety. She had a deep love of Our Lady and imitated her perfectly. 

She is most famous for founding the abbey convent of Bees which was a place of graces, Catholic Faith and several miracles until the Reformation. In this clip from Mary's Dowry Productions 2014 film, this relevant segment of her inspiring Catholic story looks at her love of solitude, her understanding of its fruits and shows us its relevance especially now. 

 Our full film about St Bega of Bees is available now on DVD and On Demand from Mary's Dowry Productions:



If we had faith the size of a mustard seed we would be able to move mountains. Saint Bega of Bees, an Irish princess, had such a faith that it bore fruit in the events of her life. When she was promised by her father in marriage to the son of the king of Norway, Saint Bega, a devout Catholic who had vowed herself completely to Our Lord, set in motion a plan to escape her father’s court at night and flee to England.

She arrived upon the shores of the Cumbrian coast and for some years lived life as a devout anchorite. Eventually, fearing raids from pirates on the coast, Saint Bega was guided to the court of King Saint Oswald in Northumbria where she met with Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne.

She was advised to enter a convent and received the veil from Saint Aidan. Saint Bega led a holy life of virtue and piety, courage and wisdom in a mission among the English people that saw her become one of the great Saints of England. Devotion to her was once widespread and popular but waned after and because of the Protestant Reformation.

She remains, however, a great intercessor and example of Catholic Truths and devotion especially for today. Learn about the inspiring journey and life of Saint Bega of Bees in this new DVD.

Our film production style has been internationally praised for not only presenting information, details and facts about Saint Bega of Bess but a prayerful and spiritual film experience.

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