This animated feature about the life of the founder of Opus Dei blends history and biography in a joy-filled narrative. Called by John Paul II "the saint of the ordinary," he lived each moment with joy and peace. St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer's optimism and ability to find sanctity in the midst of day-to-day life appeals particuarly to children and to the young at heart.
This excellently scripted series combine history and biography in a way that will have young viewers empathizing with both the victories and sadness experienced by modern heroes of our faith. With an awareness of the life story of St. Josemaria Escriva, children just may be inspired to try harder to live each day with their hearts open to God's will. Ages 5-12. Run time 30 minutes.