I am delighted to announce that "Leonie!," a feature film about Leonie Martin, the sister of St. Therese of Lisieux, is scheduled to be released in the United States in the summer of 2010. The film is being shot in Michigan and at the Visitation Monastery in Toledo, Ohio in July and August 2009. Barbara Middleton is the executive producer, and Joe Maher wrote the script and is directing the film. For news stories and a radio show about the film, please see below.
"Big project hits big screen," by Catherine Minolli. The Tri-City Times, July 22, 2009.
"Made in Michigan,"by Matt December. The Source, July 19, 2009. Read it online thanks to Internet Archive.
"Local girls land leads in major film shot in Romeo," by Chris Gray. The Romeo Observer, July 2009.
"Film producers find perfect 'set' in Romeo," by Chris Gray. The Romeo Observer, July 2009.
For the life of Leonie Martin, read
Leonie Martin: A Difficult Life. by Marie Baudouin-Croix. (Click on the image for information).
For a reflection about Leonie Martin, see
"Leonie Martin," a spiritual newsletter of Clairval Abbey, whom I thank for permission to post it here.
For more online information about Leonie's life, see