Endorsements and Reviews

“The Blood & The Rose is beautiful and very moving. I learned a lot. These are indeed rough times for the Church. We are being purified and our Blessed Mother will take care of us. The film will be a great source of inspiration for many.”

–Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless

Bishop of Sioux City, IA

“The Blood & The Rose reminded me of how beautifully our faith can be portrayed through the gift of media,” he said. “It was great to be able to go to a theater and think about our faith journey and the importance of becoming more spiritually involved in the Church.”

–Monsignor John Enzler

President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

“Parish groups and other religious organizations have little opportunity to be educated, entertained and inspired at the same time. The Blood & The Rose does all three, providing anyone serious in their faith an opportunity to discuss how this sacred image is really a lesson plan for God’s saving work. Its message is clear: We’re called to be simple, obedient and trusting, just as Juan Diego, and when we become more like him, we can then do what he did; announce the Good News, with the aid of the Blessed Mother, bringing God’s beauty to this world.”

–Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Founder of Grace Before Meals and internationally known speaker

“I heartily recommend The Blood & The Rose and the Spiritual Event model developed by the film’s director, Tim Watkins, as a valuable contribution to the mission of the Church, an effective tool for the New Evangelization, and a unique fundraising opportunity for those engaged in the work of the apostolate. Not only did these events serve to reinvigorate the faith of the local community, inspiring a new generation of “messenger eagles” (Juan Diego’s birth name literally means, “The eagle who speaks”) to go forth to re-evangelize the culture, it also allowed us to raise much needed funds for Project Rachel.”

–Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan

Bishop of Colorado Springs

“Our The Blood & The Rose spiritual event went great, we received nothing but positive feedback, every single showing was well attended and the audience was very thoroughly engaged. We had a large number of people stop us after the showing to thank us for hosting such a great movie. We sold out all of the DVDs we had ordered . We may be placing an order for more DVDs in the next few weeks. Overall it was a great experience for me and our staff to support this movie and watch so many people share in the experience. ”

–Andrew Gilliland

Event Host, Director of Parish Administration, St Anne Roman Catholic Parish Gilbert, AZ

“I saw this documentary film with my prayer group. The members of our group are very versed and well read Catholics, and I heard comments that they were amazed (and so was I) at how much information they learned about Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is the only physical manifestation we have of a Marian apparition. ”

–Jan Mcclure

Editor at Good News Ministries

“ I loved the story The Blood & The Rose paints.”

–Dr. Taylor Marshall

Prominent Catholic Author, Former Episcopal Priest