The final straw that decided the uproar of this war happened on March 3, 1793.
It was the prohibition of public worship and the closing of all Catholic Churches. Up until this point there were smoldering tensions and sporadic riots but this was the final straw and the war of the Vendee erupted! This war was the first ‘total war’ to have men, women, and children involved. By March 11, 1793 the ordinary people of the Vendee Militaire defied enlistment for state service. Paris then ordered the Republican troops and National Guard to enforce conscription by ballot. The War of the Vendee began when on March 11, 1793 Republican soldiers lodged at Machecoul were massacred.
These brave Catholic Martyrs of the French Revolution, and their fight for the freedom of the Church is featured at Navis Pictures entitled The War of the Vendee. Mike and I had the privilege to speak with Jim Morlino of Navis Pictures about this particular film he produced and filmed on location in Connecticut and New York in about four months in the year 2011. His films are unique in the fact that he features hundreds of young , Catholic actors in all roles. It’s Catholic Children’s Cinema produced for all ages without the gore! Jim Morlino of Navis Pictures wants his professional films to inspire, educate, and entertain all ages. Here’s his link: Navis Pictures.
Check out what Jim has to say today, September 22, 2015, during our interview with him on Your Morning Tradition from 6am – 8am and from 3pm – 5pm, CDT, USA on Magnificat Radio at Magnificatmedia.com. Here’s a little of what you can expect from Navis Pictures.