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Event: Movie Night: The Reluctant Saint

Movie Night: The Reluctant Saint

THE RELUCTANT SAINT:  The Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino
Starring Maximillian Schell & Ricardo Montalban
Tuesday, August 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM in the Social Hall
ADMISSION:  $4.00 Donation

This 1962 Black & White film is unrated and suitable for all audiences.

Maximilian Schell stars as the “flying friar”, St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. In the impoverished village of 17th-century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph’s peasant mother (Lea Padovani) convinces the reluctant abbot (Harold Goldblatt) to accept her uneducated son into the monastery. With the support of the kindly local bishop (Akim Tamiroff) who sees in him a great deal more than others, and by a series of miraculous incidents, the simple but deeply pious Joseph is ordained a priest. Yet some in the monastery, including the sceptical Don Raspi (Ricardo Montalban), are convinced that it is the devil, not God, who is responsible for Joseph’s amazing powers—and it will take a miracle to change their minds. A profound and humorous film for all ages!

REFRESHMENTS:  Free Popcorn, Cookies and Coffee. Hamburgers are $4, Hotdogs are $2, Soda or Water are $1 each.

All proceeds go toward the building of a new St. Mark Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.


Aug 13 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Music and Arts


Social Hall