St. Francis of Assisi is known as a lover of peace and of nature, and this is true. But he also went against all social norms. All that the world said would lead to happiness, he abandoned for something else, something more. It wasn’t until he encountered Christ that darkness and confusion were replaced with light and peace.
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, of the Ministry of the Wild Goose, and 4PM Media present Sign of Contradiction.
About the DVD
This film is about a sinner and a saint who was on a lifelong journey animated by grace. St. Francis of Assisi was a real person with real struggles, temptations, and doubts. He was a disciple, perhaps, the greatest disciple.
This feature-length film, shot on site in Assisi, Italy, is an astonishing and beautiful look at this great saint. The hope is for those who watch the film to be inspired by the life of St. Francis and desire to live for God as he did, as a Sign of Contradiction.
Run Time: 74 Minutes
About the Book
What you will find in this book are stunning photos that were taken during the filming Sign of Contradiction. On each trip, it was Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR and the crew of 4PM Media. It was the team's desire to visit Assisi during different times of the year in order to experience all that Assisi had to offer. And did they ever.
All of the visits made for extraordinary opportunities to encounter Francis and learn more about the man who continues to inspire. Within these pages, you will find some of the images that captured the team's imagination. We would invite you to not simply look at them or admire them, but invite them to move you, to speak to you. Literally, millions of pilgrims have been inspired by the images of Assisi and our prayer is that the beauty contained within these pages inspires you also.
Interspersed in the pages are a few articles written by some friends of Fr. Dave's. The articles and other quotes by some familiar names will hopefully help you to appreciate Francis and some of the things that he held dear. Our hope is that from the images and the words you will come to a deeper understanding and love of St. Francis.
About the Presenter
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, is a nationally known author and speaker dedicated to helping others come to know God’s love for them through preaching and writing. Fr. Dave has held several ministry positions at Franciscan University of Steubenville and is actively involved in the highly successful summer conferences program. He is the author of the new book Breath of God – Living a life led by the Holy Spirit.
Cover: Hard Cover
Runtime: 74 minutes