I am so excited!! I just realized that this wonderful old movie about St. Therese of Lisieux, made back in 1959, has been re-released! I borrowed it from a friend once, years ago, and have been looking for a copy ever since! Plus, it is now on DVD and has been dubbed in English–before it was just in French with subtitles–so it will be much more child friendly.
It is called Miracle of St. Therese.
If you’d like, you can order it here.
Here is the description by Ignatius Press:
This is the acclaimed dramatic feature film made in France in 1959 that tells the story of the life of Therese of Lisieux from childhood through her death as a Carmelite nun at age 24. Film critics have called it “an excellent, reverent biopic” on St. Therese that accurately portrays the saint’s story and her unique spirituality in a very appealing performance by French actress France Descaut. The movie offers numerous glimpses into Therese’s “little way” of spiritual childhood, (her particular charism that helped make her a Doctor of the Church) including situations of conflict between Therese and her mother prioress regarding her conviction of striving for perfection with confidence and trust in the mercy and love of God. Beautifully filmed in black and white, with fine performances by the whole cast, this film is an unsung cinematic gem that captures the spirit and life of the beloved St. Therese.
This DVD has the available language options:
English and Spanish. Movie is shown in B & W.
“Blending historical drama with elements of documentary, Miracle of Saint Thérèse effectively brings the saint’s story and spirituality to life… Beautifully shot in black and white, the film makes excellent use of convincing locations, sets and costumes, and is persuasively mounted throughout.” — Steven Greydanus, National Catholic Register
Anyways, I just thought I would take a second and share it with you. I can hardly wait to order a copy and add this gem to our family collection…but… I will have to, at least till next month. 🙂 Now… if they would just re-release Teresa of the Andes in the US!