April 2009 – Everyone loves superheroes. They are beings that are stronger and better than we are. They protect us from the super-villans and bullies that we are not strong enough to fight on our own. They are powerful moral figures who come to our rescue when we need them. We don’t even have to ask them for help – they know we’re in trouble and they just appear! They are selfless in their pursuit of restoring order and justice, especially in an era that seems to be full of gray areas – they give us a picture of right and wrong in black and white. They have extraordinary powers and really cool costumes.
Am I talking about Superman, the Hulk, Spiderman or even the Green Lantern? No! Meet the real superheroes: The Saints!
In every age, and perhaps especially in this age, we all need Superheroes to emulate, to give us courage and to inspire us to be better than we are.
I know that I’m preaching to the choir, but think about the “heroes” of our modern day. Too often they turn out to have feet of clay. They shock and disappoint with their bad (sometimes illegal, sometimes immoral) behavior.
On this page I’ve compiled an assortment of movies on the Saints that your family might enjoy. You’ll find drama, adventure, courage, and enduring love. And best of all, you’ll get to know the Superheroes you can count on: the Communion of Saints.
Look for a separate page of Saint movies for young children.