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There Be Dragons is now available on DVD in the United States.  Purchase your copy today through Scepter Publishers and at your local Catholic bookstore. 
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“There Be Dragons” at WYD 2011 Film Festival!

Art and film were an important part of this year’s World Youth Day in Madrid (August 17-21, 2011).

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Are you “Inspired to Love”?

St. Josemaria deeply impacted the lives of those he met while on earth and his witness continues to change hearts bringing them closer to God and changing, for the better, how we live each day and approach each task.

“Inspired to Love” is a documentary filled with inspiring testimonies of people from the around the world who have been profoundly impacted by the message and spirit of St. Josemaria Escriva.  These videos will make you smile and inspire you to love (even more). 

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Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva - June 26th

On June 26, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva.  In preparation for the feast day, please take advantage of these resources:

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The Rome Experience 2011

On May 22, 2011, sixteen seminarians from around the US departed to Europe for a six week summer program aimed at deepening their call to the priesthood, building fraternity, and encouraging a meaningful prayer life as they continue their seminary studies and prepare for ordination. 

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A Map from an Expert Guide to “There Be Dragons”

As if living and teaching in Rome for the past 15 years isn’t exciting enough, Fr. John Wauck also had the unique opportunity to be the on-set consultant for the recently released film There Be Dragons.

Fr. John Wauck is a priest of Opus Dei and worked alongside Roland Joffe, Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, and the entire “Dragons” cast and crew as they filmed on location in Argentina and Spain in 2009.

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Reflections on There Be Dragons and St. Josemaria Escriva

The St. Josemaria Institute is collecting comments and anecdotes from all over the country in response to the film “There Be Dragons”. Several friends of the Institute are contributing in depth, personal reflections on the film and have allowed us to post them on our blog. If you would like to share your “reflection” with the friends of the Institute, please forward your (one-page) review to Elia Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The Cinema Society of New York Hosts Screening of “There Be Dragons”

On May 5, 2011, The Cinema Society of New York hosted a special screening of “There Be Dragons” to celebrate the nationwide release on May 6. The screening was attended by several members of the cast and crew, including Charlie Cox and Wes Bentley, the producers of the film, and many special guests.

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Getting to know St. Josemaria through the eyes of Pope Benedict XVI

"To be a saint is nothing other than to speak with God as a friend speaks with a friend.  This is holiness.", Pope Benedict XVI explained in an article he wrote (as then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) on the occasion of the canonization of St Josemaria in 2002.

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Fr. Frank (Rocky) Hoffman of Relevant Radio shares early audience reviews of “There Be Dragons”!

“Close to a thousand people attended the Relevant Radio sponsored American Premiere of “There Be Dragons” at the Pickwick Theatre in suburban Chicago Monday night.  Hear all about it this week on your local Relevant Radio station or at www.relevantradio.com.”

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Confirmed: Theaters and Tickets for "There Be Dragons" opening May 6!

The much anticipated film "There Be Dragons" will be opening in theaters Friday, May 6!  Look for the movie at a theater near you

The film will playing in each of these theaters multiple times a day starting May 6 through May 12.  You can purchase tickets at the theater or online (where available) at www.fandango.com or the theater's website.

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Bishop Javier Echevarria, Prelate of Opus Dei, reflects on the beatification of Pope John Paul II

"Karol Wojtyla [Pope John Paul II] was an untiring defender of human dignity, a solicitous shepherd, a credible communicator of the truth and a father, as much for believers as for unbelievers;

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Pope John Paul II and St. Josemaria Escriva

Pope John Paul II and St. Josemaria Escriva achieved holiness through their lives of service, learning, work, friendship, and prayer. They loved the priesthood and their vocation to be priests. They genuinely lived at the service of others especially the laity who they recognized are also called to holiness, to become saints.

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The Beatification of Pope John Paul II

As we eagerly wait for the opening night of There Be Dragons in the USA on May 6, we also share in the excitement of a profound event occurring this weekend- the beatification of Pope John Paul II.

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Movie premiere events are starting to appear around the country!

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“There Be Dragons is having a deep impact on the Spanish audience…”

There Be Dragons opened in Spain on March 25.  The producers of the film have since been receiving numerous testimonies from the Spanish audience, which they have allowed us to share with the friends of St. Josemaria in anticipation of the USA release on May 6:

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"There Be Dragons" opens in Spain!

“There Be Dragons” (“Encontraras Dragones” in Spanish) opened in theaters in Madrid, Spain on March 25, 2011. The film opened strong in the box office in Spain...

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The Beginnings of "There Be Dragons"

The Catholic News Agency had the opportunity to interview Ignacio Gomez Sancha, one of the producers of the film "There Be Dragons" as well as the director Roland Joffe. The following interviews offer great insights into the beginnings and making of the film.

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Welcome!

Welcome to the blog of the St. Josemaria Institute! The soon to be released film “There Be Dragons” is a great opportunity to build an engaging online network of friends of St. Josemaria around the world. We hope that you will continue to follow us as we post updates on the movie release, reviews, video and audio clips, and special insights into the real life and teachings of St. Josemaria.

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Rome Reports on "There Be Dragons"

The Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria, along with other priests and friends of St. Josemaria comment on the new film after a private screening in Rome.

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Watch Bishop Javier Echevarria's comments...

Latest Information on the Movie Release in the United States

The St. Josemaria Institute is working with Motive Entertainment in Los Angeles to help catapult the film "There Be Dragons" into theaters around the country opening weekend May 6, 2011.

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