Little Flower Ministry- A Home for the Arts
"In the beginning God created heaven, and earth." (Genesis 1:1 Douay-Rheims Bible). In the beginning God CREATED. The Arts are God-given gifts to certain people that, through them, they might reflect God and use them to gift them right back to Him; thereby glorifying their Creator in the special way He has Willed for them. That is what it means to be in the Arts. Little Flower Ministry is A Home for the Arts- a place where people in all fields of the Arts can flourish in their gifts; remaining united to Christ on a spiritual level without being hampered by the cares of the temporal things of this world. It’s them being who they are- the children of God. It's them and God. And the fruit of that loving relationship is their Art. And this Art, whichever Art it may be, is then, also through Little Flower Ministry, presented to the world so that others may come to know God in His Role of Creator as well.

Little Flower Ministry is a non-profit 501(c)3 that was founded by Angel Katherine Taormina and named after her family’s patroness Saint Therese of Lisieux in 2010, given an Apostolic Blessing by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, and started out with two branches- film (Rose Room Productions) and literature (Mystical Rose Publishing). It is a “tree” that plans to keep adding branches and expanding upon its existing branches in any way that God sees fit. It seeks to be able to support and nurture Artists of all types- in dance, music, radio, painting, sculpture, live performance, composition, and in any other field that can standardly be considered an Art- so that new branches can be added to the Ministry and more Art can be created for the Glory and Honor of God.

Writers- be writers. Actors- be actors. Singers- be singers. Dancers- be dancers. Artists- be artists. Be the you that God made you to be. “Be what God Willed you to be and you will set the world on fire.” (Saint Catherine of Siena) That is what Little Flower Ministry will enable Artists to do- to be themselves, to unite themselves fully to Christ, and to do His Work in His Will for their lives. “Do what you do for God, or don’t do it at all.” (Angel Katherine Taormina- Actress, Author, Opera Actress, Director, and Stage Choreographer for over 15 years, Consecrated Perpetual Virgin of the Church for over 10 years, and Cradle Catholic {born a Catholic} who, in 2007, underwent a massive re-conversion experience entirely related to the Arts). “Catholic” means “Universal,” and that is where God is leading us to bear our fruit- Universally. For God. With God. Through God. In God. To God. And may the Fruits thereof bring His Love and Redemption to all the world. Amen.

To understand more of what we at Little Flower Ministry believe, read your Douay-Rheims Bibles, your JP2-approved Catechisms, and the Nicene Creed, and learn what the Church (capital “C” Roman Catholic Church; i.e.- the oral tradition passed down from the Holy Trinity from the beginning of time) has to say: God is the Answer. Now, what’s your question? God Bless you all and thank you for visiting Little Flower Ministry.

 

NICENE CREED (English):
“I believe in one God
The Father Almighty
Maker of Heaven and of earth
Of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ
The only begotten Son of God
Born of the Father before all ages
God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God
Begotten, not made
Consubstantial with the Father
Through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation He came down from Heaven
And by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate
He suffered death and was buried
And rose again on the third day
In accordance with the Scriptures
He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the Right Hand of the Father
He will come again in Glory to judge the living and the dead
And His Kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit
The Lord, the Giver of Life
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son
Who, with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified
Who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins
And I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
And the life of the world to come.
Amen.”

NICENE CREED (Latin):
“Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Et in unum Dominum Iesum Christum, Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula. Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero, genitum non factum, consubstantialem Patri; per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem descendit de caelis. Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est. Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato, passus et sepultus est, et resurrexit tertia die, secundum Scripturas, et ascendit in caelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria, iudicare vivos et mortuos, cuius regni non erit finis. Et in Spiritum Sanctum, Dominum et vivificantem, qui ex Patre Filioque procedit. Qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur et conglorificatur: qui locutus est per prophetas. Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum. Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.”

Ars Gratia Deum. Art for God’s Sake. We are Entertainers who know and follow our God-given purpose. We each have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Whom we have accepted into our hearts as our Lord, Savior, Brother, and Dearest Companion. In His Love, we work for Him. In this work, we plant His Seeds for Him to bear Fruit in hearts. In the body of Christ, like Saint Therese, we, too, want to be love.

“Everything for You, my Jesus. Everything for You. I am Thine. Forever and Forever. Amen.” (Angel Katherine Taormina)

“Trust and trust alone should lead us to love.” (Saint Therese of Lisieux)

“The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation.” (Psalm 88:2 DRB)

Little Flower Ministry’s film branch, Rose Room Productions, has, thus far, included:
The re-release of “Angel’s World”, an educational sing-a-long video that teaches young children about Jesus,

The combined release of parts one and two of “Guilt and Redemption”- a story of a courtesan who murders her abusive husband in self-defense and loses her mind only to recover and discover that it is never too late to come back to Jesus and find real love,

The making and release of the shorts “A Woman’s Worth” (about a woman who helps her friend discover that true success in life is based solely upon loving Jesus) and “Miracles Still Happen” (about a homeless man and a Religious Sister who witness a Eucharistic Miracle), the films which aided in Angel Katherine Taormina’s reception of Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Blessing upon her work,

The remastering of several of Angel Katherine Taormina’s earlier works for the sake of bringing out their moral and religious undertones,
The making of the documentation of the “3rd Annual Rosary Relay for Priests,” at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe, which earned them the 1st Annual Rosary Relay Award,

And the completion of the screenplay for “The Saints of the Rue Scribe,” which is slated to be Little Flower Ministry’s (LFM’s) first feature film (based on the novel of the same title which is based on a true story about two married consecrated perpetual virgins who helped to reconcile war-torn citizens to the Church, all the while facing perilous circumstances of their own when misunderstandings and ill-intentioned rumors caused those closest to them to mistrust them).

Little Flower Ministry’s literature branch, Mystical Rose Publishing, has, thus far, included:
The Release of Eight Novels- Seven Original Fictions and one Fiction Based on a True Story...

“The Rose Princess - A Medieval Fantasy”- a princess battles to rescue her daughter and her kingdom from her deranged family and learns how to forgive herself and build a foundation in Christ,

“The Porcelain Doll”- An artist uses his talents to rescue a woman and her daughter from her husband’s prostitution ring and they learn that the Love of God runs deeper than the superficial emotions of romantic art.

“Oriana, or The Secrets of the Rain”- A pillar of the Church suddenly seems to fall back into her old ways from her days as a prostitute and, when accused of possibly killing her husband, she and her husband must find out who is really behind the planned destruction of their lives.

“Carving A Life” - a narcissistic philanthropist loses everything, begins life a new with the family who rescues her, and falls in love, only to discover that the past she does not know must be confronted in order that honesty and freedom, and true restoration of Church and city, may be won.

“On the Eve of Maye” - a half-princess challenges her stepfather and learns to use her own voice for the sake of God and country when she falls in love
with a sea-captain.

“The Saints of the Rue Scribe - Inspired by a True Story and Events” - In 1881 Europe, Joseph and Marie Charpentier, two consecrated perpetual virgins planning to be married, help victims of the war to reconcile with the Church, even as their selfless actions are misconstrued by those dearest to them, their lives are threatened by enemies thought to be friends, and their heroic virtue is tested in the greatest of ways.

“Laurina, The Maiden of Myrdine Manor” - a maid falls in love with the master of her house, who is the brother of a woman planning to become a religious sister, who holds the key to destroying an underground slave ring wherein the true villain is unimaginable.

“Evelyn’s Orchard” - The baby daughter of a married man whose wife has had multiple miscarriages and a woman who thought she’d been raped brings two families and an entire Rehabilitation House together, and an entire city comes to witness incredibly public miracles of God.

As part of the branching out of LFM’S film branch, Rose Room Productions, we have adapted the other seven novels into screenplays and plan to make them all into films. We are also considering the possibility of making films about (and/or using other artistic mediums to specially highlight) other noteworthy holy men and women and saints.

As LFM grows and more and more Artists become involved, we plan to build a physical location for a Community of the Catholic Arts where the Artists and their families can live and work and devote themselves entirely to God without needing to worry about earthly cares. Living for Heaven while on earth, there is no limit to what new discoveries and creations these Artists can bring about for the Glory of God and the furthing of His Kingdom. In the Body of Christ, like Saint Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower, we will be love.

 

Little Flower Ministry
c/o Angel Katherine Taormina
1058 Nash Drive
Celebration, FL 34747
407 569 7205
littleflowerinfo@aol.com


 

Saint Catherine of Siena once said "Be who God Willed you to be and you will set the world on fire." Angel believes this with all her heart. “My God-given gift is the Arts,” she says as an example to others. She knows that, when one person reaches out to the world with a message of Love and Redemption, the Light of God is shed on the world. Now, imagine that Light of God being sent out by dozens, if not hundreds of people in all forms of the Arts with myriad projects- one Light after the other, each Light reaching potentially billions of people, through movies, novels, plays, art, poetry, etc. The world would be so ablaze that people's hearts would be illuminated and prepared to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and thus usher in the Culture of God into all souls.

Little Flower Ministry was founded by Angel Katherine Taormina in 2010 and given an Apostolic Blessing by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 ministry dedicated to sharing messages of God's Love and Redemption with the world through the Arts. Our branches thus far have included film (Rose Room Productions) and literature (Mystical Rose Publishing). We aim to be able to branch out into as many fields of the Arts as possible and to create a Home for the Arts- a community of people in all genres of the Arts who can live and work for God through their Art without the distractions or worries of the world. The Arts were discovered by the Religious- those people who were so much one with God that He was able to use their creative talents and lead them to create things that the world had never seen before- all for the Glory of God. That is what Little Flower Ministry has set out to do- to keep doing all our Art for God, to keep sharing that Art with the world in as many ways as possible, and to branch out and embrace as many Christo-centric Arts and Artists as God permits. All for the Will and Glory of God Who gave us our talents to be used solely for His Greater Glory. Everything for Jesus.

We are all the family of God. It is our goal to work together to help Artists to bloom in Christ, and to protect them from those who would hurt them by devaluing God’s Will for their lives. When something of God touches a heart, even in the smallest way, that heart opens itself- even in the smallest way- for a drop of God’s Grace to shine in. One drop of God’s Grace is all that is needed in a soul for it to receive God’s infinite ocean of Mercy. Seeing that Mercy, a soul is prepared to say “yes” to the Holy Ghost entering in. All it takes is a little way. That is what LFM, in its branches, provides the mediums for- for souls to come to Jesus, to hold Him in their hearts, and to Live Christ. Live Christ- He is the Author, He is the Life, He is the Love, He is the Answer, He is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, He is the Unity, He is the Only Way, and He is the Fulfillment of all. Amen.

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be filled. This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you. You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:11-20 DRB)

Little Flower Ministry was founded as a response to the alarming rate of demoralization in the field of the Arts. The Arts were created by God as a means of mankind proclaiming His Greater Glory through various mediums. The Arts influence people’s lives. People construe their self-worth and the worth of others based upon what they hear in music. People’s views about God, love, relationships, moral conduct, daily life, and Christianity are shaped by what they watch on tv, read in books, see in art, and glamourize in the movies. General opinions on any given subject are molded by some medium of the Arts. As God is removed more and more from His own creation, the Arts lose their beauty and become a bleak and dismal world in which billions of people can be influenced to make choices that will harm their immortal souls. The very medium of the Culture of Life is quickly becoming the devil’s mouthpiece for the culture of death. Little Flower Ministry’s mission is to continue marching on with Jesus by continuing to bring Him to others through these Arts, which are, after all, His creation- to use Good for Good. To the average person, the God preached from the pulpit means nothing once they go back out into the world and find nothing to support the preaching of God’s Word, no examples of how to live Christ daily, and no examples of all the other billions of people in the world who are living Christ. What the True Church teaches them, we apply for them. How? By sharing stories of Life. God is Life. That is reality. Everything else is fantasy. We share realistic stories- stories based in reality. We tell it like it really is, because God is the beginning and end and fulfillment and unity of all things. He Alone makes sense. He Alone is the Answer to all things, for He is the Creator of all. This is God’s Reality- the Reality of Truth- the Reality that points us all to our prepared Eternal Home in Heaven. Thus, our stories can all have realistic beginnings, middles, and ends, because they are based- as True Reality is based- on Jesus- every step of the way.

When was the last time you saw the real Jesus- the One True God and not a man-made facsimile thereof- glamourized in any medium? That is what LFM has done in all its past projects and plans to continue to do in all its projects and branches and with all its Artists in the future. Say “yes” to God. Be a light
for Jesus and donate today.

"May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. 
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”
-Saint Therese of Lisieux 

Thank you for visiting Little Flower Ministry, and God Bless you.

Little Flower Ministry’s Specific Mission in the Production of “The Saints of the Rue Scribe”

Our current project, the film “The Saints of the Rue Scribe,” ups the ante in a new way for us- it is our first project based upon a true story- thus it is Reality on top of Reality. It is the story of two people whose lives reflected Christ’s by their very essence and who lived Christ in practicality, example, and heroic virtue daily. They were an inspiration to us and to their own generation and we pray that, now, they can inspire this generation of the world as well- and generations to come. The film centers upon Joseph and Marie Charpentier, two married consecrated perpetual virgins who lived in Paris in the 19th century and who dedicated their lives to reconciling war victims and citizens to the Church, to aiding those in need without discrimination, and to using their talents (Joseph was a carpenter and Marie was an opera actress {today, this might translate “opera singer”}) to share the Truth and Peace of God’s Love with all those they met in the course of their travels and in their life. This film, “The Saints of the Rue Scribe,” focuses on the time right before their marriage when they had to overcome severe calumny and violent persecution after wild jealousy and misunderstanding of charitable motives became weapons with which to assault their innocence, and those whom they loved and wished to aid the most became allies in favor of their destruction. “Saints” is about two people married to Jesus and deeply in love with Him. Their very existence glamourized Our Dear Lord- the making of this film (which will include at least three Mass portrayals and three Expositions of the Blessed Sacrament) will bring Jesus in His Truly Glamorous Light- the best possible light- to the most possible people through the largest and most glamorous possible Arts medium in existence- feature film.

That is what LFM has set out to do next- to spread this uniquely timeless and urgently important message of God’s Love and Redemption through the world through the Arts- to let people see God’s Love.


 

 

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