R | | Horror
When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.
To anyone who's ever trained (or even fed) birds, it's obvious the doves flying into Frankie Paige's hands are eating from her palms.
Cardinal Daniel Houseman:
I'll not let you destroy my church!
Right before Frankie receives her first wounds as she lies in the bathtub, a bird flies in the room. When the bird flies off a single feather drops into the tub. As Frankie picks up the feather with her right hand, the bloodless wounds are already visible on her inner and outer wrist.
The DVD release offers several scenes that were edited, reshot, or removed altogether after poor test screenings. Glimpses of several of these scenes can be seen in the movie's original theatrical trailer (also included on the DVD):
English, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Portuguese, Italian, Aramaic
$18,309,666 (USA) (12 September 1999)