Saint Philip Neri: I prefer Heaven

San Felipe Neri movie poster

San Felipe Neri movie poster

This beautiful film is based on the real life events of Roman Catholic priest Saint Philip Neri, his faith and trust in God, his humility and his simplicity even while performing great miracles. Saint Neri is known for his wit and humor, for his charity and unconditional love and compassion for young people.

With the transforming power of his love, he brings light and hope in the hearts of a small group of homeless children giving them a new meaning to life. Gigi Proietti has done a marvelous job of playing the Saint and together with the perfect direction and soundtrack, this is one of my all time favorite films, worth watching atleast a few times!

I saw it in Italian with English subtitles and really enjoyed the wit and humor of the Italian language leaving me with a desire to return to Italy soon--haven't been there in a while now. It is a television movie available from Ignatius Press.