The Angel of Biscay


A few years ago, at a conference in Texas, I had a very interesting dinner with two kind gentlemen: a Catholic priest and a cool dad/filmmaker from Cape Town. Over the course of dinner, they told me about a film they were working together to develop. Imagine my delight at receiving a Facebook update this week from the filmmaker, talented Norman Servais, that they project has been completed!

The fruit of their labors is The Angel of Biscay. This film tells the story of the “Fatima priest”, Fr Aloysius Ellacuria CMF. Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie:

In a time of World upheaval God raised up an extraordinary priest. So completely did he sacrifice his will in the service of God and neighbour that blessings were showered upon him in abundance. His sanctity was confirmed by miracles. But, suffering became his companion, and dark nights he humbly endured. This 75 minute film tells the story of the “Fatima priest”, Fr Aloysius Ellacuria CMF and traces his fascinating life journey from his Basque home in Northern Spain to the United States, Mexico and Portugal. Filmed on location, the film illustrates the character, mission and spirituality of a truly remarkable priest who changed the lives of so many.

While I haven’t screened the entire movie yet, the six minute trailer gives you an excellent look at the film and also show’s off the beauty of using this medium to share the good news. Please treat yourself to a few minutes of enjoyment and inspiration by watching the trailer below and please “like” the Angel of Biscay Facebook page to help us spread the word. Additionally, The Angel of Biscay is available for immediate viewing via streaming for only $4.99 here. By supporting these types of projects, we show the need for more great movies that highlight the Church.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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