He lost his mother at an early age.  He was plagued with ill health.  He was arrested by the police of Napoleon Bonaparte.  His efforts to found a religious congregation were met with great difficulties.  And yet, this was a man of unfailing determination and undying trust in God.  A man who truly lived the words, “Nunc Coepi — Now I Begin.”

“Nunc Coepi — The Life of Venerable Bruno Lanteri” is a new film documentary on the life of a remarkable man.  Shot on location in Italy, “Nunc Coepi”, pronounced “Noonk CHAY-pee”, follows Venerable Bruno Lanteri from his humble beginnings in Cuneo, through his active priestly ministry in Turin, through his exile at the hands of a fierce tyrant, to his founding the religious congregation known as the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.  At the heart of the film is Lanteri’s assertion that we should never give into spiritual discouragement.   Quoting a letter from Lanteri, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, says in the film “Begin again not only every day, but every hour of every day, and, in his own writing says if I should fall even a thousand times a day, a thousand times a day I will, with peace in my heart, turn to God, ask his forgiveness, and begin again.”

There are two versions of this film (one in English, the other in Italian) and thus two trailers (one in each language).  View the English trailer below, or check out the Italian trailer.

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