The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.
Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.
The Reluctant Saint (1962)
"The Reluctant Saint came out in the 1960s and is the story of a saint who's not so well known St Joseph of Cupertino - a simple, rough and ready seventeenth century Italian saint."
Please note: Peter Malone's MP3 reflection was recorded using Skype so the audio quality today is not as high as the reviews recorded in a more professional environment.
You can listen to the podcast using the audio player in the top right-hand corner of this page. Right-click on the link below the player to download.
Fr Peter's review
The Reluctant Saint - Review 158.38 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.