Movie “For Greater Glory” is now available on DVD and Blue-Ray

The movie about the Cristeros, For Greater Glory, is now available on DVD and Blue-Ray.

I haven’t seen it, but I hear it is good.


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  1. Bea says:

    Very timely. The persecution in Mexico in the 1920’s can serve as a warning to what we may be facing here in our future if we are not on guard.
    Our Parish showed it when it first came out at the local movie theater.
    Our Parish bookstore has already received the copies to sell and they’re selling like hot cakes. I have to order some more tomorrow.

    (Long live Christ the King)

  2. Bea says:

    Interesting interview with the Bishop of Lubbock, Texas, who’s parents were involved with the Cristeros.

    see link:

  3. Legisperitus says:

    Amazing how biased some of the reviews were when this came out. The one that ran in my local paper started out by acknowledging that any film about a war is bound to favor one side over the other, then spent much of the remainder of the piece trying to argue subliminally that this film took the wrong side.

    Its only concrete criticism of the content, though, was that some of the Cristeros had murdered schoolteachers and this wasn’t shown in the film. Well, then, does that mean it’s wrong for a film about a war to favor one side over the other? Does every American film about World War II have to portray the firebombing of Dresden or else it’s a bad film? Ridiculous.

  4. Darren says:

    I pre-ordered from Ignatius Press a while ago and received my copy in Monday’s mail. When I saw this in the theater (one of the few it was showing in) it proved a very emotionally moving film. One woman walked out crying her eyes out (something I have not witnessed since The Passion of the Christ). It was one of those silent moments. Movie ends, most everyone sits to watch all of the closing credits (I know I needed the time to compose myself), then everyone walks out silently.

    It was interesting to see at the end who was canonized, who was beatified… and the mercy of Christ for some who fought. I recommend this to all.

  5. acardnal says:

    I have seen the movie, liked it and recommend it. My only criticism is the director’s overuse of handheld camera work. As I recall the majority of the movie was recorded with a handheld camera and, consequently, the video was very jittery throughout. I found its use disturbing and slightly nauseating.

  6. ray from mn says:

    Father. If you (or others) are going to be in St. Paul on Sept 27, the movie will be shown in O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the University of St. Thomas. Sponsored by the the Catholic Studies Program at UST and the Argument of the Month Club (I believe women will be permitted to attend).

    The film will begin at 7:00 PM sharp and is open to all. Please arrive at least 15 minutes
    early for seating.

  7. I got the chance to see this movie on the big screen last weekend, as it was being shown again on the big screen in Front Royal, VA. It was well worth every penny. Inspiring, challenging, definitely tear-inducing, and very well-crafted movie. What was most wonderful to know that it was not “just a movie”, but a real story about real people. That brought home the intensity even more.

    Does anyone who sat through the credits know – there’s a video clip shown in the background of a priest being killed. I heard that it was actual footage of the martyrdom of Father Miguel Pro. Is that really the case? I’d like to verify.

  8. DoS.SemT says:

    I saw it last night at the Seminary in which I reside. It’s very good, Father. I recommend watching it. It greatly displays the courage that the Cristeros and the related martyrs showed just before their deaths, while being fair to the historical events portrayed. Hopefully the circumstances presented in the movie will not come to pass here anytime soon.

    Viva Cristo Rey.

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