Sunday, September 30, 2012

Support a Catholic Speaker Month 2012: Eduardo Verastegui



I was first exposed to the strong presence of Eduardo Verastegui in 2007 when watching the beautiful pro-life film Bella.  I remember being amazed by how he could convey so much with a single facial expression . . . a look in the eyes that held so much meaning.  Now that I think about it more, this expression, this look, was rooted in a deep commitment Eduardo had made in recent years: to do God's will rather than that of society.

After watching the movie, I remember visiting a comprehensive fan-made website and scrolling through photos taken at Medjorgorje and even one with our beloved Pope John Paul II not too long before his passing.  I became more curious about the man behind "José".  I learned how he had once been the stereotypical "Latino bad boy" and how his heart had changed through a re-affirming of his Catholic faith, inspiring him to instead promote a positive image of Latinos in film . . . and to advance positive media in general.  He vowed to only take roles that would glorify God, never those that would compromise his morals.  The more I learned, the more Eduardo Verastegui earned my admiration and respect.  As a result, I felt honored upon hearing that I would be blogging about him for Support a Catholic Speaker Month 2012 (http://brandonvogt.com/scsm12).

Although I unfortunately was unable to interview Eduardo Verastegui for this post, I have prepared a video that highlights the profound influence he has had as a role model for Catholics (and, truly, all people) in a less-than-moral world.  I have also included two videos at the end which emphasize his role as a pro-life speaker.  Please feel free to share this post with others.


                                                   The Story of Eduardo Verastegui
                                                             by The Little Rose

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 If you are having difficulty viewing my video or would prefer to see it in a larger format, please visit the youtube link at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSKF78XQjGs&feature=plcp .


                                                         Catholic Speaker Videos: 
                          Eduardo Verastegui at the 2007 Celebration of Life (Parts 1 and 2)
 
 
 
 



In addition to his role in BELLA, Eduardo Verastegui plays Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez in FOR GREATER GLORY, a film that chronicles the religious persecution of Catholics in Mexico in the 1920s.

(Photo credits: FOR GREATER GLORY facebook page)

Pax Christi,
The Little Rose

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