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 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.”

The film was completed back in 2016 and at that time had many special screenings in both Italy and the United States.  It was shown at a number of festivals where it won a total of five awards, including a Best Documentary trophy.  It was also given a world-wide broadcast two times on EWTN, the Eternal Word Television Network.  Now it is available on YouTube for everyone to see!  Click on the “Watch the Documentary” link below:

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