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Dramatic 'Confessions of St. Augustine' Audio CD Released by Actor Leonardo Defilippis
Contact: Lisa Meany, Saint Luke Productions, 360-487-9979
 
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 21, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Actor and director Leonardo Defilippis captures the passion and poetry of "The Confessions of St. Augustine" in a new audio dramatization of this famous spiritual classic. Audiences experience in this riveting production a personal encounter with one of the most influential saints in Christian history.
 
Photo: Hi-resolution version available upon request.
 
Defilippis' performance is accessible, relevant, and deeply moving in his portrayal of St. Augustine, who struggled with promiscuity, fathered a child out of wedlock, and dabbled in a "new age" style cult. His relentless pursuit of truth was extraordinary and deeply encouraged by the prayerful perseverance of his faithful mother, St. Monica.
 
"As I explored this text, I discovered a completely modern story about a man absorbed in a decadent existence of sexual indulgence and intellectual arrogance," explains Defilippis. "The drama is about his early life with his mistress and his dramatic conversion to Christianity. Because of the emotional ground covered by the story, I found that Augustine revealed something very personal that our modern world could relate to."
 
Audience member Dr. Lisa Fulgenzi praised "The Confessions" this way: "What a beautiful and brilliant performance! I found myself praying for Augustine's conversion, as you presented such a real character, and then from that, the conversion of all of the souls of the people in the audience, and that of all of the people who would hear about it from them."
 
Leonardo Defilippis founded Saint Luke Productions in 1980. By bringing the lives of the saints to modern audiences, Saint Luke Productions actively participates in the "New Evangelization" of our culture and fosters religious vocations. Leonardo's high quality media productions, including the popular feature film "Therese," have experienced an overwhelmingly positive response worldwide.
 
"The Confessions of St. Augustine" CD, with sample audio tracks, is exclusively available at Saint Luke Productions, for $15.00 or in an MP3 downloadable version for $10. Length: 74 min. Suitable for ages 10 and up.