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A movie called “There be Dragons”

During and after high school, I didn’t actually have much faith in anything. My grandparents always invited my mother, brother, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles over for a family night of dinner and every Friday. My grandmother was seriously ill at the time and was [...]
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Testimony

God kept putting himself in my way until I was convinced

On July 26, 2011, I was flying to Poland, changing flights in Amsterdam. I was half-asleep, listening to music. A man was sitting on my right and a girl on my left who was upset about a problem with her luggage. The man said “Wow, [...]
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There Be Dragons in Australia

There Be Dragons, Roland Joffé’s fiction film based on real events in the life of St Josemaria, is going on show in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for limited runs in December 2011. The film, starring Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley and Olga Kurylenko, will be shown [...]
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What happened Josemaria meets Manolo after the death of Mr. Torres?

The scene in the film where Josemaria goes to see Manolo after his father's death wasn't a real episode - Manolo is a fictional character. But it gives a good idea of the way St Josemaria was. He was a true friend to his friends [...]
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Chris Tiu & There Be Dragons

Chris Tiu, a professional basketball player from Philippines, watched the movie “There be dragons”, about the early life of St. Josemaria Escriva and wrote a post in his blog with his impressions: "For the first time, I am blogging about a movie. Not because I have [...]
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How to slay your dragon

While fire-breathing, tailed and winged creatures are more fiction than fact, in a way we can say that dragons do exist in our midst. Worse, we find them inside us. Who can deny the dragon of resentment that wells up inside leading to anger and snowballing [...]
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Saint Josemaria inspired agnostic to film ‘There be Dragons'

By Hernani Pizarro Geronimo, publised in Manila Standard Today There be Dragons, by acclaimed Academy Award director Roland Jofe (Killing Fields and The Mission) on the life of Opus Dei (God’s Work) founder, Saint Josemaria Escriva, set to hit commercial theaters on Nov. 9 is [...]
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The Redeeming Value of Forgiveness

By DR. Bernardo M. Villegas published in Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation MANILA, Philippines — Movie goers of the sixties and seventies in the last century were captivated by the big-screen, spectacular photography of the late director David Lean. My own generation relished such blockbusters as The Bridge [...]
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'Dragons'

At this stage in our life, my wife Josie and I rarely watch movies even if movie theatres nowadays are more modern, conveniently located in malls and replete with all sorts of amenities that make viewing more relaxing and enjoyable. Usually we watch movies in [...]
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Hints and traces of There Be Dragons

Now in the rounds of premiere showings—in Cebu, it will be on October 16 at the Ayala Theatre—the movie depicts the story of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, with some fiction to highlight and encapsulate the Christian message that while nothing much can [...]
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