BRIDGE OF ROSES - THE STORY OF OUR LADY OF THE CAPE (DVD)
A priest discovers a pig chewing on a rosary. What he does next transforms his parish into a national shrine. This is the movie behind the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary’s movement to unite her shrines throughout the world in prayer.
Stylized recreations recount the journey of the Cape’s earliest missionaries, the miracle of the ice bridge over the St. Lawrence River in 1879 and the Prodigy of the Eyes where a statue of Our Lady came to life in the presence of three men in the small shrine. The film features Blessed Frédéric Janssoone played by Bishop Scott McCaig, CC and Fr. Luc Desilets played by Fr. Ben St.Croix, CC. The faithful witness of these two priests would bring about the birth of the now famous Shrine at Cap de la Madeleine.
Featuring interviews with Bishop Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, Bishop of the diocese of Trois-Rivières; Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Fr. Lawrence Lew, Dominican Promoter General of the Rosary, Fr. Roger Vandenakker, General Superior of the Companions of the Cross and Fr. Mark Goring, CC, the film gives witness to the efficacy of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary to unite; to give hope; to restore a sense of community.
Running time — 71 minutes.
Presented by Marian Devotional Movement in association with DunnMedia & Entertainment; directed and written by Kevin Dunn with producers Dennis & Angelina Girard and Kevin Dunn; director of photography – Christopher Atkins; Editor – Everett Lemmon; and Composer – Michael Stanlake.
"Why am I only discovering this story now? This is our history. This is who we are. This is what it means to be Catholic in North America … The camera work is stunning — unforgettable."
Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice-president, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
"In a world where everything seems upside down, it’s time to get back to basics. This film brings us back to the heart of Catholic faith, and inspires us to take up our part in a proud Catholic history, one Rosary at a time.”
— Chris Stefanick, RealLifeCatholic.com
"I can't praise this film highly enough. Watching it made my heart so happy, so thrilled, because I know it is pleasing to Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! I absolutely guarantee this!”
— Fr. Donald Calloway, Vicar Provincial, Marian Fathers, Author, Consecration to St. Joseph
“In the anxious times in which we live, I highly recommend the film for encouragement in the comforting truth that Mary is our sweet mother, and the Rosary is the means, simple and yet so powerful, for changing hearts, families and nations.”
— Fr. Joseph M. Wolfe, MFVA, EWTN Chaplain