Editor's NoteTHE COURAGE TO LOVE profiles the extraordinary life of Henriette Delille, the first African-American saint. Set in New Orleans in the early 1800s, the film recounts an era when mixed races had open courtship, but were forbidden to marry. Delille (Vanessa L. Williams) herself was the daughter of a white plantation owner and his mistress. Delille is encouraged to follow suit and become a white man's mistress, but she manages to resist such racist social constructions. A woman of profound religious conviction, Delille later formed a group dedicated to helping the disadvantaged, known as the Sisters of the Holy Family,
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|Kari Skogland - Director|
Customer Reviews of Chicken Soup For Soul-Courage To Love
A Great Film Purchase6/11/2013
this movie is the story of Henriette Delille, the founder of the Sister of the Holy Family. It is a beautiful love story of a woman who makes a very strong commitment to love God by answering His call to love those in need. lady is currently being considered by the Catholic Church for beatification.
Beautiful Life Story5/23/2013
in this show, Courage to love provides a fascinating insight to a little known period in Louisiana's history. A period when free women of color were groomed by their mothers for the sole purpose of finding a rich man to take care of them though due to Louisiana law, were unable to marry. Venessa Williams gives a good performance as a "gens de colour." I highly recommend.
Beautiful Historic movie12/24/2012
I enjoy watching Vanessa Williams in all her movies. This maybe one of her most brillant performances She is a very talented woman and actress. This movie shows coourage, love, hate & forgiveness all in one breath....Magnificent!! The costumes where so lovely. This movie I recommend to all! But, especially Vanessa Williams fans!