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A strong devotion to St. Joan of Arc, atypical penances offered in the confessional, practical jokes and wheelchair antics — friend Father Bart Tolleson shares some insightful facts about the real Father Stu.
MOVIE REVIEW: The film’s serious tone toward matters of faith and theology adds to the true story of finding one’s purpose.
Writer-director Rosalind Ross says that Father Stuart Long, whose life inspired the film, ‘learned that staying in the fight on your feet isn’t always as effective as getting on your knees and admitting that you can’t do it alone.’
‘…As his physicality started to deteriorate, his spirituality just soared...’
“His conversion is phenomenal, from being an agnostic trouble maker to having a mystical encounter with God,” Father Tolleson said.