Starring: Gigi Proietti, Adriano Braidotti, Francesco Salvi, Roberto Citran
Director: Giacomo Campiotti
***Italian with English subtitles***
An epic feature film on the famous "Apostle of Rome" and great friend
of youth in the 16th century. One of the most popular saints of
all time, St. Philip Neri was widely known for his great charity, deep prayer life, and tremendous humor.
Hoping to join St. Ignatius of Loyola's new order of Jesuits and be a
missionary to India, Philip was instead guided by Providence to seek
out the poor and abandoned youth of Rome to catechize them in the faith
and help them find a better life. He became the founder of the
religious congregation, the Oratory, that worked with the youth and
also labored to re-evangelize a decadent Rome.
This captivating film highlights Neri's great love for youth, his warm
sense of humor, contagious joy, deep mystical spirituality, and his
amazing gift for miracles. Actor Gigi
Proietti gives a moving performance as St. Philip in this
beautifully produced film that is directed by Giacomo Campiotti,
director of the acclaimed films Bakhita:
From Slave to Saint and St.
Rating: Not Rated. IMDB Parents Guide
the scenes featurette
Time: 90 Minutes
Subtitles: English, Spanish