Before leaving Brazil, Frankie Page (Patricia Arquette
) gets her hands on the local priests' rosary beads. After arriving back into the States, she begins to show signs of stigmata, the five wounds of Christ. Whenever a miracle occurs, the Vatican sends a Jesuit priest named Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne
) to investigate its authenticity. Doctors believe the wounds are being caused by self-mutilation but the priest believes otherwise. Her ranting and raving finally begins to make sense to the priest who starts to question what his religion has stood for the last 1900 years.
an execellent movie by far.Brilliant acting by Gabriel Byrne and Arquette.Gabriel Byrne was fantastic in his roll.More of byrne please.
I think the movie brought forth beliefs that I have felt with in myself for as long as I can remember ...... That of the Gospel of St.Thomas..... I am not a person of any certain faith, in all honesty I have/had the feeling of the main character in this movie Paige .... BUT have always had the beliefs that they portrayed in this movie..... That Churches of Gold, Stone, Marble..... etc etc etc ..... are nothing but buildings that man has brought forth .... That if there is a GOD he is within us and all around us ....everywhere we look there he will be....... One needn`t go to a CHURCH to find GOD .... a field of grass, a mountain top, my own
This movie is the best movie ever well for me any ways. I loved how the actors and actress really got into character and the effects of the wonds Frankie suffers. This is a great movie and if you haven`t seen it yet... well you need to.