Films & Other Videos
Films with: Benoit, Avril
- Constance of Rabastens
- "An illiterate common woman, Constance of Rabastens' visions of the apocalypse and prophecies of the coming of the Antichrist resulted in her imprisonment at the hands of the Inquisition and the Archbishop of Toulouse." -- Container.
- DVD 2774
- Divine negotiators Bridget of Sweden, 1303-1375 [and] Catherine of Siena, 1098-1179 (sic) /
- "Devoting their lives to works of charity and to unifying a divided church, Bridget of Sweden and Catherine of Siena challenged the limitations imposed on their gender, playing key roles in world affairs. In this program filmed on location, theology experts Dr. Kathy Garay and Dr. Madeleine Jeay of McMaster University trace the lives of Bridget, diplomat and prophet whose revelatory visions informed the decisions of the papacy, and Catherine, who helped bring the papacy back to Rome and whose "Dialogue," or "Treatise on Divine Providence," is considered the prose counterpart to Dante's Divina Commedia"--Container.
- DVD 2767
- Douceline de Digne
- "A 12th-century French mystic, Douceline de Digne established the first community for laywomen devoted to caring for the sick and the poor. This program presents an in-depth biography of an early mystic who embraced an ascetic life and who was emulated by many, both rich and poor, male and female." -- Container.
- DVD 2772
- Hildegard of Bingen
- "Poet, essayist, musician, and visionary, Hildegard of Bingen is the most well-known female mystic of the Middle Ages, renowed in Europe for advising popes and bishops." This work tours the abbey Hildegard founded in the Rhine river valley, highlights key events in her life, along with audio accompaniments from selections of Hildegard's musical compositions.
- DVD 2764
- Hungarian princesses Elizabeth of Hungary, 1207-1231 ; Margaret of Hungary, 1242-1271 /
- "Perhaps no members of European royalty rejected wealth and embraced poverty so utterly as Elizabeth and Margaret, Hungarian princesses and members of a ruling family that produced ten saints."
- DVD 2766