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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday Horror Cinema - Stigmata

Religion is a powerful tool.  It can be so powerful, that it moves you.  Sometimes, that faith can be so strong that you experience paranormal events that can be painful.  This is what is called the "Stigmata".

"A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building. While there he hears of a statue of the Virgin Mary bleeding tears in a small town outside of the city. Meanwhile, a young woman in the U.S. begins to show signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. The priest from the Vatican links up with her and cares for her as she is increasingly afflicted by the stigmata. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for for the last 1900 years." -

Released in 1999, the film stars Patricia Arquette and Gabriel Byrne.  The film shows the horrors a young woman experiences as the spirit of a priest posses her, forcing her to experience the religious stigmata that Jesus experienced.  The pain she experiences is overwhelming.  The film is an exciting journey into the woman's experiences.

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