A new feature film on the life of St. Augustine, plus 20% off in honor of his feast day!
Today, August 28th, marks the Feast of St. Augustine. To honor this great Doctor of the Church, Ignatius Press is offering 20% off the books and film listed below. We are also happy to announce on this great feast day, the upcoming release of the epic film on his life: Restless Heart. This is the first full-length feature film on St. Augustine, the screenplay is based on his landmark work, The Confessions. To watch a preview of this remarkable film and to find out how you can host a theatrical screening, visit the website here.
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The Confessions: Saint Augustine of Hippo
The Confessions of St. Augustine
Book of All Saints
The Restless Flame
St. Augustine (DVD)
How well do you REALLY know Saint Augustine?
This week, not only do we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Augustine of Hippo, but also the Feast Day of his mother, St. Monica.
Augustine was an intelligent boy who studied rhetoric in Carthage and became an eloquent orator - so good that he once convinced a judge to let a guilty man go. Living in Carthage tempted him in ways he couldn't resist; he lived for pleasure and rebuked God for years.
Monica, his mother, prayed incessantly for his conversion and that of his father, Patricius. A year before his death, Patricius converted to Christianity.
Monica refused to let Augustine live at home when he returned from Carthage because of his narcissistic ways and his support of Manichaeism, a popular heresy of the time. She gave in only after seeing a vision in which a voice told her, "Your son is with you."
Augustine's first love was philosophy. When he heard Bishop Ambrose of Milan preach, Augustine knew he was speaking truth. Ambrose's examples and Monica's prayers led to Augustine's conversion.
Augustine went on to become a priest, bishop, founder of a religious order of priests, and a prolific writer. His conversion story has helped many people turn to faith and follow his great example.
RESTLESS HEART is the first full-length feature film on St. Augustine, one of the most influential Doctors of the Church. Ignatius Press offers this European production to American audiences, and it's available now for hosted theatrical screenings.
The screenplay is based on St. Augustine's landmark work, The Confessions. RESTLESS HEART tells his story in his own words!
Join parishes and other organizations across the country who have already booked screenings to bring this epic motion picture to their communities.
That's right! YOU can host an exclusive screening of RESTLESS HEART...it's easy...visit the official film website at www.RestlessHeartFilm.com to learn more.
Whether you make it a night out at the movies for your parish, organization, group - or a fundraiser - you can now bring St. Augustine to life on the big screen!
Watch the Restless Heart trailer here.