A powerful epic film on the life of Fr. Carlo Gnocchi, an Italian priest who labored heroically to minister to the wounded and dying soldiers during World War II, and to victims of the war on the home front. While teaching students at the Gonzaga Institute in Milan, Fr. Gnocchi volunteered to be the military chaplain on the war front. After witnessing the horrors of the war, helping many suffering soldiers, and miraculously escaping death, he returned to start a foundation for the many children who were victims of the war. Starring Daniele Liotti (St. Anthony), this film tells of Don Gnocchi’s inspiring work with the students, the soldiers, and the children. His great legacy lives on today in the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation that provides medical care for thousands of patients in over 75 hospitals and clinics in Europe.
Update: Since the production of this film Fr. Carlo Gnocchi was beatifed by Pope Benedict XVI on October 25, 2009. Therefore his correct title is Blessed Don Carlo Gnocchi.
This DVD contains the following language tracks: English & Italian language, Spanish & English subtitles.
Special Features: 16 page booklet by Daria Sockey with a biography of Don Gnocchi, resource list and more. Also includes a Behind the Scenes featurette.
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