Film recommendation: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Film recommendation: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

From our National Minister, Jan Parker, OFS:

It is my heartfelt wish that every Secular Franciscan take any opportunity – or make an opportunity – to see the movie “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.” It is extraordinary! I came away compelled – realizing I have barely begun to live the Franciscan life I professed. Our mission is stated clearly, passionately – and Pope Francis gives us hope! See it in a theater, if you can. The images unfold beautifully on the big screen.

Jan Parker OFS
National Minister OFS-USA

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Director: Wim Wenders
Writer: Wim Wenders

Release Date: May 18, 2018

Runtime: 1hr 36m Synopsis: “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions.

2018-06-17T17:29:45-04:00June 17th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|3 Comments


  1. Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR June 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I watched this movie last evening with Jan and National Councilor, Mary Frances Charsky. It was powerful. In light of 50 years after Vatican II, and the 40 year anniversary of our OFS Rule, we must exhume what we need to be immersed in. Pope Francis evokes in us a response.

    Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR, CNSA

  2. Mary Frances Charsky, OFS June 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    You are encouraged to watch the movie, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word. Let us encourage our sisters and brothers to walk with us as we give witness and take Pope Francis message to care for each other and for all of God’s creation. Laudato Si!

    Mary Frances Charsky, OFS, National Councilor

  3. carol August 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    where can I get ahold of this movie, as it isn’t in theatres anymore, and when it is, I can’t afford the extravagant price?

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