Happy Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

In this edition of the Queen of Peace eNewsletter:


A Filmmaker In Guadalupe | Testimony
The Beauty of Guadalupe | Free Video
Guadalupe Artwork | Stella Mar Shop
Marija's Story | New on iMedjugorje

Movie Updates | Stella Mar Films
And more! Until next time, Happy Feast Day from all of us.
A Filmmaker Experiences Guadalupe

Filmmaker Cimela Kidonakis shares about her recent pilgrimage to the Guadalupe shrine in Mexico City. Experience the sights, sounds, and beauty of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Cimela's video, and read about her trip.

 By Cimela Kidonakis  | My family and I have always had a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She's a part of my earliest memories and continues to be a light for us.

This year, our family experienced a big answered prayer. One that my mother, sister and I have all been praying for together for a few years. So, in thanksgiving, we traveled to Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine....

It feels like coming home. The same feeling many of us feel when we are in Medjugorje. (Read full article...)

The Beauty of Guadalupe | Free video
Cimela's Guadalupe Art
Cimela's love for Our Lady of Guadalupe shines through in the artwork she creates for the Stella Mar Films store, sales of which help support our mission.

New on iMedjugorje Marija's Story 

"Mama Mary is calling you. I was very stubborn and I finally gave in. Don’t waste any time...Your life is not gonna be the same. And if you think that you’re not worth it, you probably are not, like I am not, but our Lord is not a liar. You are very important to the plan of salvation for the world." ...Read her full testimony...
BONUS: Hear some of the audio
from our interview with Marija!

See all the latest testimonies at

Where There Is Darkness returns to where it all began...
Our team is heading back to St. Augustine! Join us at the St. Augustine film festival and help us spread the word. Many of Fr. Rene’s friends and family will be there along with our cast and crew. You can even tour St. Augustine with us as part of our pilgrimage to experience the beautiful Catholic history there!


January 7-10 – Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Southern States Indie FanFilmFest

Check the festival website for details.

January 9 – Dunedin, Florida

Dunedin International Film Festival

January 9th, 6:00 PM at Andrews Memorial Chapel

Check the festival website for details.

Q&A with filmmakers

January 18 – St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine Film Festival

Saturday, January 18th, 12:00 PM at Lewis Auditorium – Flagler College

Purchase tickets here

Check the festival website for details.

Q&A with filmmakers Sean Bloomfield, Jessi Hannapel, Cimela Kidonakis and cast member Eric Newcombe.

SPECIAL ADVENTURE: Check for details about St. Augustine Pilgrimage

January 23 – Washington, D.C.

The Catholic University of America

Maloney Hall 203 Della Ratta Auditorium


Free for students. Donations accepted at the door for adults.  

Co-hosted by Catholic University Campus Ministry, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill,  Catholic Mobilizing Network and Relevant Radio.

Q&A with filmmakers Sean Bloomfield, Jessi Hannapel, and Cimela Kidonakis


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