The new film ‘Divine Beauty’

UPDATE: The film has been declared a semi-finalist in the 2018 Los Angeles CineFest.

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My new film Divine Beauty is out at last. You can learn more about it and watch it here. The fruit of more than one and half years of work, it is based on the Passion according to the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, the Daughter of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, and the Catholic visionary Barnabas Nwoye. Divine Beauty is the first Biblical film of its kind to be based on their published spiritual writings. The film was shot on location in the Maltese Islands and in Jerusalem. It features an international cast and crew, who worked very hard around the clock to bring the film home in time for Holy Week.

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Some rough cuts from the Basilica of Saint George

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Here are some rough cuts from Act I of my forthcoming docudrama Divine Beauty. They show the interior of the Basilica of Saint George, Victoria, Gozo.

New filmmaking journal

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For those of you who might want to follow filmmaking activities, I have set up a new online journal that is separate. You can follow it here (click on link).

NOTICE: Audiobook on the Divine Family

Just another brief notice to let you know that the audiobook of The Divine Family: Experiential Narratives is now available from Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. This audiobook has also been narrated by Favor Lark. Below you can hear a sample it.

NEW: My short film PILLARS OF CREATION

UPDATE: The film is now being distributed conjointly by Avinu Films and Meridian Releasing Group. It will be on Amazon, Google Play, FandangoNow, Hulu, iTunes, SnagFilms, Vudu, Playstation, Xbox. It will also be on DVD/Blu-Ray at Best Buy and Walmart.


Pillars of Creation lets you discover the beauty of the heavens and the nature of God in 4 minutes. The film is my official debut documentary as a filmmaker and director, it is dedicated to Michael Koehler and Werner Herzog. The film has been accepted by the European Space Agency to be part of their official archives. You can learn more about this short film at its website.

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NOTICE: Audiobook on the Father’s Divine Heart now available

Just a brief notice to let you know that an audiobook of mine is now available from Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: The Divine Heart of God the Father (2nd. rev. ed.). The audiobook has been narrated by Favor Lark. Below you can hear a sample from the audiobook.

Merry Christmas to all readers

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On God the Father – 1

God loves us more than a father, mother, friend, or any else could love, and even more than we are able to love ourselves (Saint John Chrysostom).

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Deification of Man in Christianity’ | Catholic Medical Quarterly

Deification Front CoverReview by Dr. Pravin Thevathasan, Editor of the Catholic Medical Quarterly (UK).

Saint John Paul II called the Church to breathe with “both lungs”, incorporating the spiritual traditions of both East and West. We tend to associate deification with the Christian tradition of the East. However, as the author of this very good summary of the subject shows, deification is very much part of the Western tradition as well. The tragedy of the Protestant revolt and the Lutheran understanding of man as totally depraved led to its undermining in the West. However, deification is very much in harmony with the Divine Indwelling in the soul as promoted by St Elizabeth of the Trinity and Blessed Columba Marmion. It is also entirely in keeping with the doctrine of spiritual childhood promoted by St Therese of Lisieux.

Deification, the author notes, is the transformative process whose aim is union with God. God became man so that man might become God. Not by nature, of course, as certain religions of Asia suggest: it is not possible for created beings to become God in the way that a drop of water falls into the sea. Deification is brought about by purification of mind and body and by theoria: that is, illumination with the vision of God.
For this reviewer, the importance of this subject lies in the fact that deification is not for the spiritually elite. It is for all Christians. It is effected only by human activity and God’s uncreated energies. Continue reading here.