THE RELUCTANT SAINT - ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO
This is the heartwarming and amazingly true story of the humble Franciscan friar, St. Joseph of Cupertino. In the very poor village of 17th century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph's peasant mother convinces the reluctant Abbott (Ricardo Montalban) to accept her simple but pious son into the monastery. With the support of the kindly local Bishop who sees in him as God sees him, and by a series of miraculous incidents, he is ordained a Priest. This is a moving and humorous film for all ages. Also starring Lea Padovani and Akim Tamiroff. Filmed in black and white in English with Spanish subtitles.