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Recommended Books, Movies, Articles, and Podcasts

Recommended Books

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond

     Tutu (2016) 

Jesus, A Pilgrimage by James Matin, SJ (2014)

The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis (2014)

Let's Talk About Truth by Ann M. Garrido (2020)

Let Us Dream by Pope Francis (2020)

Redeeming Conflict by Ann M. Garrido (2006)

Poverty and Joy (1999)

Recommended Movies

WARNING: Not all of these movies are family-friendly. Movies with asterisks are known to have adult content. However, readers are advised to preview all films to determine if they’re appropriate for your children.

The Sound of Music (1965)

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Romero (1989)

The Mission (1986) *

Father Stu (2022)

The Two Popes (2019)

Recommended Series (available through The Chosen App, or on You Tube)

The Chosen (Currently in Production for Season 4) - Catch up by watching Seasons 1-3

Movies to view as a family:

The following movies recommended by all rights reserved.


A Catholic Moment

95 Best Catholic Movies

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Silence (2016)

For Greater Glory (2012)

October Baby (2011)

The 13th Day:

The True Story of Fatima (2009)

Pope Benedict XVI:

A Love Affair With The Truth (2008) The Way (2010)

No Greater Love (2009)

St. Guiseppe Moscati (2007)

A Walk to Beautiful (2007)

The Rite (2011)

Saint Rita (2004)

John Bosco (2004)

The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)

Joan of Arc (1999)

Bella (2006)

The Scarlet and The Black (1983)

Clare & Francis (2007)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1999)

Au Revoir Les Infants (1987)

Confession (2005)

Saint Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000) Great Souls: Mother Teresa (2002)

One Night With The King (2006)

Padre Pio: The Priest

Who Bore The Wounds of Christ (2007) Therese (1986)

Sheen Gems: The Best of Fulton Sheen (2005)

Faustina (1995)

Boys Town (1938)

St. Teresa of Avilaa (2008)

Jonah: a Veggie Tales Movie (2002)

Les Miserables 1 (978)

Saint John in Exile (1988)

The Passion of The Christ (2004)

Archbishop Fulton Sheen:

Love is Truth (2007)

Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999)

Quo Vadis (1951)

Entertaining Angels:

The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

Henry V (1989)

Ben Hur (1959)

The Robe ( 1953)

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Lilies of The Field (1963)

In The Presence of Our Lord (2007)

A Man For All Seasons (1966)

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Padre Pio: Miracle Man (2000)

Not of This World (1999)

The Son (2002)

Mother Teresa (2003)

Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

The Jeweler's Shop (1988)

The Cheese Nun (2002)

The Reluctant Saint (1962)

One Man's Hero (1999)

Babette's Feast (1987)

Shoes of The Fisherman (1986)

Pope John Paul II (1984)

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Monsieur Vincent (1948)

The Miracle Maker: the Story of Jesus (2000)

The Passion of Joann of Arc (1928)

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Celebration of Catholicism (2005)

Dead Man Walking (1995)

The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

Sister Act (1992)

Pope John Paul II (1984)

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

I Confess (1953)

The Trouble With Angels (1956)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

Joan of Arc (1948)

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Padre Pio: Between Heaven & Earth (2000)

The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

The Fourth Wiseman (1985)

The Miracle of The Bells (1948)

Brother Orchid (1940)

The Flowers of St. Francis (1950) Barabbas (1962)

The Gospel of John (2003)

Francis of Assisi (1961)

Archbishop Fulton Sheen: Love is Truth (2007)

Love is Faith (2007)

Love is Hope (2007)

Love is Eternal (2007)

Angels (2006)

Good Friday Special (2006)

The Decalogue (1987)

The Silver Chalice (1954)

Abraham (1994)

The Gospel According to

Saint Matthew (1966)

When in Rome (1952)

A.D .. (1985)

Francesco (1989)

Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

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