Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vito Bonafacci: In Search of the Truth



I just saw the trailer to the movie Vito Bonafacci: In Search of the Truth, and I know it's one I must see! I love the fact that it features Italian-Americans, of course, since I am a proud Italian-American myself. Mostly, though, I think this movie asks questions many of us ask, especially in this money-driven world where acquiring as much as you can seems to be the norm. What is our life's purpose? What does God want for us? Here is the synopsis from the official website. And while you're there, take a look at the trailer; the images are stunning. Bravo!

Vito Bonafacci is a successful businessman who enjoys his lifestyle and the riches he has accumulated.


But all that changes when one night he dreams he is having a heart attack. In that dream his mother appears from her grave and pleads with him to abandon his pursuit of greed and materialism. “Beware of the false gods of money, power, status and pleasure” she implores him, and then instructs him to “return to the true path of life”.


When Vito wakes, he is deeply affected by this vision and this leads him on a soul-searching journey to understand his life’s purpose. In a series of encounters with family and friends, he questions and explores the meaning of faith and the role religion plays in tempering one’s soul.


As the echo of his mother’s words fills his thoughts he reaches out to his local priest to begin the renewal of his Catholic faith.




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