Rough stills from production of ‘Mikha’El’ – 2

From the Basilica-Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, Monte Sant’Angelo, Foggia, Italy


I am the Archangel Michael and I am always in the presence of God. This cave is sacred for me, I have chosen it. I myself am its watchful custodian. There, where the rock opens wide, the sins of men can be forgiven. What is asked here in prayer will be granted – Mikha’El, AD 490.

Some raw stills from the Basilica-Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo at Monte Sant’Angelo (Monte Gargano), Foggia, Italy. The Sanctuary is built above the deep under-sea-level cavern that was consecrated by the Archangel Michael himself in AD 493 during his third appearance there, making this cavern the only church in the world not consecrated by human hands. The footprint of the Archangel is imprinted in the rock at the top of the stairs. The above-ground church, known as the Celestial Basilica, was built from the rocks of the cavern. The statue of Mikha’El is located right above the place where the consecration took place and the Archangel left his footprint. The cavern is a UN World Heritage site and has been visited throughout the century by various Popes and personages, including Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, and Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

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[Credits: Mariella Delia, producer / Padre Micheliti a Monte Sant’Angelo].

Mikha’El – Documentary film

The first historically accurate docudrama in English, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Latin about the Archangel Mikha’El in cinema history. Shot on location in France, Greece, Italy, Jerusalem, Malta, Ukraine, USA.


Full details about cast, crew and filming locations will be released after production has been wrapped up. Production information can be found at IMDb.



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