“For Greater Glory” Movie Sponsored by Pope John Paul II
“For Greater Glory”
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 p.m.
Liberty Theater, Pagosa Springs, CO
This is an amazing film. It’s an inspiring retelling of the Cristeros War against the Mexican government for its having outlawed the Catholic Church and its persecution of those who dared to live out their religious freedom.
It’s a movie about taking sides courageously, how conflicting this can be in a man’s conscience, especially when it involves the spilling of blood. If anything, the personal struggle of many characters getting into this war and carrying it out made the film shine. From the young boy who faced martyrdom for the Catholic faith – Jose Sanchez del Rio, beatified in 2005 – to his uncle, a cowardly mayor too enamored of power to save him.
No admission fee. Sponsored by Pope John Paul II as a gift to the community.