Editor’s note: We’re beginning a new program at CatholicMom.com where you will see book, movie and product reviews by many of our contributors. Today, Lorrie Lane Dyer reviewsThe Triumph, a 90-minute documentary that chronicles the events that have taken place of pilgrims, priests and one of the visionaries of the little known, remote village of Medjugorje in Eastern Europe where alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary are occurring. For another review on this film, see Jay Cuasay’s recent perspective. LMH
June 2013 Trailer for The Triumph from Triumph Films on Vimeo.
The Triumph documents one man’s journey towards peace and love. This journey leads this man, Ben, to Medjugorje to witness one of the visionaries in action. This documentary is both compelling and touching. Ben struggles with the common questions of faith we all experience despite our walk of life. This movie allows us to witness Ben’s journey as he turns from a life that left him feeling empty and unloved, towards a life of peace and love.
This, sometimes graphic documentary, touches the heart, leading one to do some soul searching of their own. With genuine, sometimes humorous and always sincere interviews, The Triumph illustrates that regardless of who we are, we share in the same struggles of life, the same desire for peace and love. The Triumph guides us along this journey towards peace and love revealing that peace and love for the world begins with each and every individual finding peace and love within.
Although one may be skeptical of the miracles or the visionaries of Medjugorje, it cannot be debated that Medjugorie is a place of personal transformation through faith and prayer. Even if one did not believe in the apparitions of Mary, this movie reveals there is something special that touches the lives of thousands at Medjugorie.
The Triumph is a movie worth watching. You will laugh, cry and come away motivated to become a better person, to find the peace and love we all desire, knowing this can be accomplished through faith and prayer.
Copyright 2013 Lorrie Lane Dyer