Blessed Duns Scotus (2011)

Defender of the Immaculate Conception

Overview: Touches on some basic points of the life of Blessed John Duns Scotus, including his vocation, his conflicts with the local government, and his theological conflict with the university of Paris over the Immaculate Conception, which is the focus of the last half of this movie.

Review: Very inspiring and interesting movie about this saint. Very theological throughout. Has a love story intertwined which emphasizes the importance of discernment of vocation. Excellent score, really really great music throughout.

Caveats: One scene has bits of reenacted passion of the Christ interspersed, which starts off with the scourging. This scene is low-quality and not very scary for older viewers, but comes out of nowhere and can be startling for all, and confusing/scary for younger viewers. It starts when Scotus’s student William is discussing with him his confusion about the day’s lessons, about 20 minutes in.


“Got the best theme song in the world” - Samantha

“He must be removed from this university” - David quoting the movie

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  • The Spirit of the TimeJanuary 13, 2022 • 4 min

    I appeal to you, do not read Catholic news. It is very much not good for you. And avoid listening to those who call themselves Traditional Catholics, to their commentary on Catholic news and events.

  • Glory BeJanuary 11, 2022 • 6 min

    This is actually one of the most underrated prayers, and one of the most helpful and beautiful. I would have you understand it a lot better if you would love God all the more, so I will tell you some things I have learned about it (after resolving to make it not my least favorite prayer anymore).

  • Hail MaryJanuary 10, 2022 • 8 min

    I explained one perspective of the Our Father yesterday, and I think I have some useful thoughts on the Hail Mary too, that I’d like to share with you. And some more examples of how to meditate on the Rosary which I thought of today.

  • Our FatherJanuary 9, 2022 • 6 min

    After reflecting for a long time on these prayers, I have some thoughts on them that I think will help you to understand our basic prayers better, and to pray them better. I’ll explain some of the Our Father today.

  • SinJanuary 6, 2022 • 6 min

    Imagine you’re lined up in a race, and it’s about to start. 3… 2… 1… GO! You all run! But one guy… he takes off his shoe and throws it at his own foot!

  • How to pray the RosaryJanuary 4, 2022 • 7 min

    You already know how to pray the Rosary. And those of you who are younger can learn from the older ones. But there are more or less useful ways to pray it. I promised you before I would explain to you some of the useful ways, and I finally can steal a little time to do so.

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