Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Slog Through An Hour Of Ignatius

It was long rumored that Antonio Banderas (the cousin of a Jesuit) was set to play St. Ignatius of Loyola on screen. But any marketable screenplay would end after the founding of the Society of Jesus. Few moviegoers would want to slog through an hour of Ignatius sitting at his desk composing the Constitutions or writing one of the 6,813 letters he wrote during his lifetime.
Link (here) to the full article by Fr. James Martin, S.J.

1 comment:

secondeve said...

Well that's true except perhaps a movie scene like the time he submerged himself in a river under a bridge so that a friend conducting an sinful affair would hear his voice as he crossed over, calling him back to God.(The man repented out of sheer love for Ignatius).Or flashes of scenes of the Little Brothers on their amazing missions as he stays in Rome reading their accounts. Get creative!