Verástegui, is coming to Australia in February 2013 to tell
his story from fame to faith and to launch his latest film.
Do not miss the opportunity to meet Eduardo and hear his
Date: Monday 25 February 2013 Time: 7:30pm Venue: St Mary’s
Cathedral School Hall. Cathedral St, Sydney (near Cook &
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2013 Time: 7:30pm Venue: Edmund
Rice Performing Arts Centre. St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephen’s
Rd, South Brisbane.
Date: Thursday 28 February 2013 Time: 8pm Venue: ACU, Central
Hall. 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
will also be making ACU campus appearances to attend Mass
and meet with students: Strathfield ACU Campus Monday 25
February 2013 Midday Mass followed by lunch Brisbane ACU
Campus Tuesday 26 February 2013 Midday Mass followed by
lunch Melbourne ACU Campus Thursday 28 February 2013 Midday
Mass followed by lunch
Crescendo Called a Powerful Pro-Life Tool
a short film with a powerful pro-life message, will be released
nationwide on Feb. 28, 2013, for a special one-night event
to raise money for pregnancy centers around the country.
This groundbreaking short film was done by the producers
of Bella: Eduardo Verastegui, Jason Jones and Leo Severino.
los productores de Bella, Eduardo Verastegui, Jason Jones
and Leo Severino and executive producer Pattie Mallette,
the mother of Justin Bieber !!!
are urging everyone to join together and celebrate the incredible
potential of every single human life,” said Jason Jones,
founder and president of Movie to Movement, which produced
“Crescendo.” Jones hopes to raise $1 million for pregnancy
centers, which offer real choices to women facing unplanned
is based on a true story of an 18th century woman whose
life was changed by a series of extraordinary events in
the course of a day. It was the winner of the Crystal Heart
award at the 2011 Heartland Film Festival and took top honors
for short film at the Hollywood Film Festival.
Crescendo is a short film that has been globally heralded
and has won over 15 awards already.
The Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival
The LA Shorts Film Festival
Short Films Festival Mexico
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival 2012
Vancouver International Film Festival 2012
Woods Hole Film Festival 2012
San Antonio Film Festival 2012
Dances With Films 2012
16th Annual Playhouse West Film Festival
Sacramento International Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Rochester Film Festival
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Sedona Film Festival
Guadalajara International Film Festival
Verástegui presents Our Lady of Guadalupe documentary
"The Blood & The Rose"
new documentary about the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe
will premiere January 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
The movie examines the 1531 appearance of the Virgin Mary
to the Aztec Juan Diego and the miraculous creation of her
image on his cloak, called a tilma. The documentary will
also examine scientific investigations of the image on the
Verástegui is both an executive producer and narrator
for the film. Another executive producer, Steve McEveety,
helped produce the 2004 blockbuster "The Passion of
movie’s premiere will take place the day before the National
March for Life, which marks the anniversary of the 1973
U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandated legal abortion
In 1999 Pope John Paul II declared Our Lady of Guadalupe
to be “Protectress of the Unborn.” The premiere will take
place Jan. 24 at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. It will
open at 6:15 p.m.
Theaters: México 20 April 2012 - USA 1 june 2012
chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929), which was touched
off by a rebellion against the Mexican government's attempt
to secularize the country. Stars: Andy García, Eduardo
Verástegui, Eva Longoria, Peter O’toole y Rubén Blades.
Director: Dean Wright.
Boy" - World War II tale to be made at Baja Film Studios
BEACH – English actors Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin will
star in the movie “Little Boy,” to be produced by Eduardo
Verástegui at Baja Film Studios, where “Titanic” was filmed.
Verástegui announced the $24 million film project Monday
morning at the studio in the community of Popotla, flanked
by Baja California Gov. José Guadalupe Osuna Millán, Secretary
of Tourism Juan Tintos and the mayors of the state’s five
The officials estimated that the film would bring about
$14 million to the state’s economy. “Little Boy” tells the
story of youngster who does all he can to be reunited with
his father, a soldier fighting in World War II. The movie
will shoot for eleven weeks at the Baja Film Studios as
well as in locations in Tijuana, Tecate and Ensenada, said
will happen in this adventure that will make you reflect
and laugh, and whose powerful ending will touch your heart,”
said the producer. “It’s a story for grownups told from
a boy’s perspective.”
Pro-Life Clinic Founded by Eduardo Verastegui Dedicated
to St. Gianna
18 th 2011
ANGELES- The daughter of Italian saint Gianna Beretta Molla
traveled to Los Angeles last week to attend the dedication
of a pro-life clinic built in honor of her mother. Dr. Gianna
Emmanuela Molla attended the opening of the Guadalupe Pro-Life
Clinic in Los Angeles on July 18.
Verástegui to play Mexican martyr in "Cristiada"
Mexican actor Eduardo Verástegui, known for his passionate
defense of the unborn, will star in a new film on the life
of Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, a Catholic who was
martyred in Mexico.
The film, titled, “Cristiada,” is being directed by Dean
Wright, the special effects producer for such films as “The
Lord of the Rings,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Titanic.”
“Cristiada” is being filmed in Durango, San Luis Potosi
and Mexico City, and also stars Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria
and Peter O’Toole.
organized the Gala to benefit the Medical Center pro-life
15th 2011 - Los Angeles - Agenzia Fides
are compelled to step up our efforts and will power of the
soul to help the unfortunate, the sick and the poor, strengthen
family ties, practice charity and live with integrity. This
all will make Christ enter our heart, allowing him to become
part of our soul,” states Mexican producer and star of the
film “Bella”, international speaker and much recognized
pro-life advocate, Eduardo Verástegui, in his recent Christmas
message. Verástegui spoke to the Osservatore Romano English
edition at the end of 2009 about his dream to raise the
necessary funds to open a pro-life medical center in the
middle of all the abortion clinics in Los Angeles (LA).
This dream is about to be realized. He announced the fact
that plans are underway for his international aid organization,
“Mantle of Guadalupe”, to build the largest crisis pregnancy
centre in the United States on 15 January at a gala dinner
in Beverly Hills. 300 guests at the dinner raised funds
for the pro-life Mantle of Guadalupe medical center which
recently opened in LA and provides free of charge pre-natal
care, ultrasounds and natural family planning to women in
Eduardo Verástegui continues on his mission, tirelessly
working to prevent abortions. He regularly stands in front
of abortion clinics and begs the pregnant women going in
for a minute of their time. He offers solutions, helping
them with medical care, food, finding work, whatever it
takes. He told guests at the 15 January gala dinner, “I
will not use my talents except to elevate my Christian,
pro-life and Hispanic values.” He introduced the guests
to some of the babies saved from abortion thanks to his
organization's work and announced the launch of a new website
www.IamViable.com, an on-line community where people come
to celebrate the unique abilities that God has placed in
each and every individual.
Verástegui at "Padres Contra El Cáncer
23th 2010 - Los Angeles
Contra el Cáncer" a non-profit organization
committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children
with cancer and their families, will celebrate its 25th
Anniversary at this year's fund-raising gala. The "El Sueño
de la Esperanza"gala returns to the historic Hollywood
Palladium, Los Angeles.
Verástegui to host mega conference to benefit L.A.
Angeles, Calif. Manto de Guadalupe, a non-profit organization
formed by Mexican Actor Eduardo Verastegui, will host a
one-day Spanish-language “mega conference” and concert to
benefit a new women’s medical center opening near downtown
event, titled “Unidos Por La Vida” (United for Life), is
scheduled for May 23. It will feature performances by singers
and actors such as Emmanuel Acha and his son Alejandro.
Other speakers include actress Karyme Lozano, Manuel Capetillo,
Gilberto Gless, Fr. Juan Rivas and Fr. Mariano de Blas.
Verastegui visited Paraguay at the invitation of the Thomas
More Institute at the Catholic University of Our Lady of
the Assumption. The institute had previously awarded the
actor the Thomas More Award for his clear stance defending
life and family, which has required great courage and strength.
National Conference of the Catholic Youth in Guatemala
Eduardo Verástegui will be there
Conference will take place from March 13th to the 14th at
the Domo Polideportivo in Guatemala City. Eduardo Verástegui
and Karime Lozano will share” their testimony of conversion
and their message of perseverance with the goal of motivating
the youth to say ¡yes! to Christ, ¡yes! to purity,
¡yes! to chastity and ¡yes! to God”.
Eduardo Verástegui will witness the commitment of chastity
of six thousand youngsters.
Parliament presents actor Eduardo Verástegui
with prestigious award for his efforts to defend the right
2, 2010 - Rome
president of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy,Gianfranco
Fini will deliver actor and producer Eduardo Verástegui,
with the Mother Teresa of Calcutta European Award for Life.
The Award will be presented during a screening of the film
"Bella" at the Italian Parliament on Tuesday,
the Ceremony, Eduardo Verástegui, the director of
the Italian newspaper "Avvenire" and other representatives
of Parliament will debate the right to defend the dignity
of the person from conception until natural death.
which is based on a true story, has a deep pro-life message
and shows why abortion is not a solution to an unwanted
protagonist, Eduardo Verástegui said, while the movie
is a blockbuster hit and has received international awards,
the most important message is that from hundreds of women
who said they were planning on having an abortion, but had
a change of heart after watching the film, and kept their
to now, Bella has saved more than 300 babies", said
producer and actor Eduardo Verástegui."And these
are only the cases we´ve learned of, I hope we can
save thousands more".
President of the Italian Movement for Life, Carlo Casini
hopes "the screening of Bella touches the heartsof
parliamentarians and pushes them to stand up for pro-life
Verástegui is in the middle of a tour throughout
Italy where he´ll attend the screenings of "Bella"
and participate in forums on the rights of both mothers
and their unborn children.
Verástegui & Jason Jones
Bring the Hope of St. Valentine's Day to Texas Death Row
could think of no better way to celebrate the feast day
of St. Valentine than to bring a true sense of love and
hope to these inmates, especially those women on death row,"
said Eduardo Verástegui, actor, producer, activist and founder
of Manto de Guadalupe. "Our efforts today were in keeping
with the legend of this wonderful saint's life," continued
Verástegui, referencing the ancient story of how St. Valentine
wrote a farewell letter from prison just before his execution
and signed it, "From your Valentine."
Verástegui at the “Women of Faith” conference held in L.A.
6th and 7th 2010
appeared in the “Women of Faith” conference in the L.A.
Convention Center. This was initially planned as a one day
event but because of the great demand it had an additional
date was opened. A total of 20.000 Catholics attended the
Verastegui supports Adam Andrzejewski
Illinois Gov. Candidate
you know anything about the state of Illinois, you should
know that it is where Presidente Obama got his political
start. It was in the Illinois senate where Barack Obama
vote against the "Infant´s Born Alive Act",
a simple law that said that if a baby survived an abortion
attempt, it had the ringht to medical care.
is also a state in severe financial crisis, and Adam Andrzejewski
is just as bold on his views there as he is on the abortion
Verástegui headlines the 2010
Colorado March for Life
Denver´s auxiliar bishop, James Conley, for mass at
the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception 1530
Logan St., Denver, Colorado at 10 am on january 22, then
walk over to the Capitol and listen to Eduardo Verástegui,
outspoken pro-life catholic and star of the film "Bella".
This year´s march for life is going to be the biggest
Caviezel and Eduardo Verástegui
join forces in the fight against abortion and in defence
of the unborn.
Caviezel and Eduardo Verástegui join forces in the fight
against abortion and in defence of the unborn. American
actor Jim Caviezel, by means of his roles as Jesus Christ
in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, Frequency (2002),
Déjà vu (2006) ot The count of Montecristo (2002) has once
again shown unequivocally his pro-life position. He stated:
"I do not love my career so much as to remain silent against
abortion. I am in favour of helping women, but I do not
see any way in which abortion helps them. I defend all and
each one of those unborn babies."
Verástegui Reaches Out to British Youth
Verastegui was invited to the Youth 2000 International Walsingham
Prayer Festival 2009.
Noel Murphy, 31, National Director of Youth 2000, said:
"We are especially delighted that Eduardo Verastegui was
able to join us. It is hard to live your faith as a young
Catholic and Eduardo's talk was a strong encouragement to
young people to stand up for their Christian values. Young
people of this country need role models like Eduardo."
Eduardo Verastegui sacrificed a glittering Hollywood career
for the peace he found in God.
Up to 1,500 British teenagers at Youth 2000, a five-day
festival of talks, Mass, prayer and dynamic worship similar
in style to the World Youth Day encounters between young
Roman Catholics and the Pope, will hear Verastegui's dramatic
conversion story in the Norfolk shrine of Walsingham on
week, the actor Eduardo Verastegui will join some 1,500
British youth in a prayer festival.
At this year's event in Walsingham, Verastegui will join
the youth, age 16-30, to share his experiences in Hollywood,
and to describe the conversion that led him back to his
Verástegui is awarded with the International Protos Prize
“Splendor of the word”
August 27th 2009
School of Communication of the Universidad Panamerciana,
Mexico City Campus, awards every year a renowned communicator
with the international Protos Prize," The splendor
of the word".
The purpose of the prize is to recognize every year a professional
in the field of communication whose career and personal
development can be promoted as a life example and role model
to both, students and professionals in the field of communication.
The Protos Prize is a bronce sculpture created by Carlos
Espino. The sculpture represents a stylized human figure
that emerges from the daily ordinary events, holding the
world high above everything.
Verástegui is awarded with the "Peñacorada Honor Scholarship"
4th 2009, Madrid
a gala hosted by Hazteoir, the International Peñacorada
School of Leon awarded Eduardo Verástegui with the "Honor
Scholarship". Teachers, parents and friends gathered to
acknowledge the young actor for his virtues on his defense
for human life, and the testimony provided around the world
with his movie "Bella". Verástegui expressed his gratitude
to Luis José Cillero, Peñacorada's Director, because his
school was responsible for the premier of "Bella" in León
with a success that lasted six weeks.
laws intoxicate us, kill us, and affect us all"
Verástegui presented yesterday, together with Dr. Gádor
Joya, spokesperson of the Right to Life Program, in the
Fourth Congress of e - Citizens and the Hazte Oír Awards
(Make yourself be listened), Eduardo expressed that the
abortion is part of a culture of death and compared it to
the Nazi regime.
number of deaths caused by the Nazi regime and the communism
cannot be compared with the number of abortions that take
place every year around the world: more than 42 millions",
Verástegui receives an award in Madrid
Verástegui will be present next Friday, July 3rd at José
Rodríguez Pinilla No. 23, in a press conference and at the
Fourth Congress of e - Citizens, as well as in the 2009
Ceremony of the Hazte Oir.org Awards.
Eduardo will be recognized with the Civil Society award
on July 4th. Eduardo will lead the opening ceremony at 10:00
a.m., and through out the day there will be several speeches
on the defense of life and against abortion.
Verástegui joins the battle against children's cancer
visited St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis Tennessee
to join the battle against children´s cancer. This hospital
is one of the main pediatric cancer research centers in
Verastegui, star of the movie "Bella," will be speaking
on how to navigate the teen years May 29, from 5 p.m. to
7 p.m. at the Kengott residence, 139 N. Sheridan Road. The
event is free and open to area teens and parents. Pizza
will be served. For more information please call Christine
Kengott at (847) 835-2772.
Verastegui presents “Bella” in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
He’ll then be heading to Poland.
23 th 2009
Ana Zaborska (from Slovakia), and Zuzana Roithva (from Czech
Republic), watched “Bella” during its presentation in the
European Parliament at the beginning of March. As the result
of that exhibition they both requested that the movie could
be released in their countries.
On May 23rd, Eduardo will be in Slovakia
for its release, sponsored by Tv Plus.
On May 24th, “Bella” will be premiered at “Movie cite” in
the city of Ostrava, Czech Republic,
at 4:00 pm., at a presentation sponsored by Noe’s Tv, NWFE
(New Women for Europe) and CPR. After the presentation Eduardo
will speak live for Noha’s Tv.
On Monday, May 25th, Eduardo will travel to Czestochowa,
site in Poland. “Bella”
was also released in Portugal
a few days ago.
will be in a “Pro – family” rally today in Spain
in his fight for life and speaking for those without a voice,
Eduardo will participate today at 7 p.m. at a rally entitled
“Solutions for the family, now” in support to the candidacy
to European elections of Jaime Mayor Oreja from Partido
Popular. This candidate is against abortion as well as against
the day after pill. Mr. Mayor Oreja has criticized the fact
that the PESOE is basing its electoral campaign in issues
such as the day after pill or the new abortion law.
is today (May 8th) in Greece, touring Athens and enjoying
In a couple of days he will be leaving to Turkey and from
there to Valencia, where he will have a presentation at
Cardenal Herrera University - CEU on May 14th. (Below this
note there is more information about this presentation).
Then he will go to Rome to have a free screening of "Bella"
at the Via Della Conciliazione Auditorium on May 16th at
4:00 p.m. as part of the events honoring motherhood and
From there he will travel to Madrid, Czech Republic and
Verastegui, speaker at Cardenal Herrera University - CEU
14 th 2009
April 28th to May 14th, specialists on different disciplines
will approach the ethical, legal and medical aspects of
euthanasia and abortion. On May
14th, Eduardo will close the event presenting
"Bella" at 6:00 p.m. and will finish leading a panel of
speakers at 8:00 p.m. at Cardenal Herrera University in
Star & Producer Returns from Successful Aid Mission to Sudan
in Spite of Heighted Concerns After Arrest Warrant Issued
2009 - Sudán
was a privilege to be a part of this trip with the Persecution
Project. Brad truly puts his faith into action. His work
should serve as an inspiration to all concerned with the
plight of human rights, and I hope that all will recognize
that it is possible to make a difference to those who are
suffering," said Eduardo Verástegui, founder of MdG, an
organization dedicated to providing housing for the impoverished
in developing countries.
Kong Mission: Bella the Movie This week in Hong Kong Nov
10-18 I and our team will need your daily prayers and fervent
intercessions for protection and God's purpose to be accomplished.
Our mission team, myself, Carl, Jin, Peter Gent, Eduardo
Verastegui and our local leaders in Hong Kong will be campaigning
for the release of the movie Bella in Hong Kong, China.
movie as you know has impacted lives all over America with
the message of LIFE. Many babies have not been aborted after
young women have watched this movie. God has opened a door
of mercy to Hong Kong to be saved as Hong Kong is the number
one industrialized city for the number of abortions, literally
1 out of 3 babies in HK are aborted each year.
We are praying that this movie will be watched by every
family in Hong Kong and Asia so their hearts will be convicted,
touched and changed so that they will consider keeping the
destined lives in their wombs and others would rise up to
adopt many unwanted children, who are completely desired
and wanted by our Father in heaven.
Eduardo Verástegui the lead actor in Bella and myself
will be going from church to church and holding press conferences
to promote this beautiful film all over HK during the next
10 days. The movie gala premiere will be Nov 10th evening.
That night MC JIN and myself will perform a new song we
recorded called "THANK YOU" which tells the story and message
of being thankful for the precious life that has been given
to us by God. Pray that this song goes all over every radio
station in Hong Kong to inspire and change hearts in youth
and old alike.
actor turned pro-life leader Eduardo Verastegui is in Spain
this week promoting his movie “Bella,” which debuts there
this weekend. While in Barcelona, Verastegui spoke about
his desire to protect the unborn, especially Hispanics in
to the Efe news agency, Verastegui said the film, directed
by Alejandro Monteverde, is intended “to touch the hearts
of all,” and is a result of his desire to produce a film
that “elevates and saves the dignity of Hispanics in the
also a hymn to life and to the respect for the basic values
that are being lost, especially among young people,” he
which won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film
Festival in 2006, will debut in 100 theaters in Spain this
weekend. Verastegui plays Jose, a soccer star about to sign
a multimillion dollar contract whose life takes a tragic
turn until he meets Nina, a pregnant waitress who wants
to get an abortion.
nothing greater than protecting life, from conception to
natural death,” Verastegui said, adding that he is disappointed
with Hollywood’s stereotyping of Hispanics.
are more often portrayed as crooks, rappers or womanizers
instead of as everyday heroes who struggle to find their
place in society through hard work,” he said.
I promised myself I would never offend the Hispanic community,
my values and my family again,” he stated, adding that the
result was the birth of Metanoia Films, the company that
Verastegui, producer and actor, endorses McCain-Palin Campaign
CO -- Today the McCain-Palin campaign announced the endorsement
of Eduardo Verastegui, one of today's fastest rising Latino
stars. Best known for his starring roles in the 2006 movie
Bella and other Mexican soap operas, Verastegui was voted
by People en Espaol as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People"
in the world. He has made appearances in the popular TV
series, Charmed, as Mr. Right, and in Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't
It Funny" video and her new perfume commercials.
McCain is the only candidate for president that shares my
values of life," Verastegui said. "He truly recognizes that
we are all God's children. John McCain is someone we can
trust to do what is right and follow through on what he
says -- as opposed to Barack Obama, who does not share our
traditional values of defending innocent life and the sanctity
of marriage. Obama has proven this time and time again.
During his personal experience as a POW in Vietnam, McCain
renewed and strengthened his faith. And early this year
in the heat of a political battle, he had the courage to
stand against his own party and support comprehensive immigration
reform. His resolve serves as a reminder to us all that
we must vote our values and our conscience, and not vote
simply by party. We can't afford a president who lacks experience
and judgment and would stand for values that are out of
step with the Hispanic community and this country. Although
I seldom thrust myself into political campaigns, I recognize
the stakes and that it's most important that we put our
values first and support John McCain."
devout Catholic who attends Mass daily, he will talk about
his values and announce his endorsement of John McCain during
his Values Tour through the state. He will also hold a series
of private events and meetings to drum up support for John
McCain and Sarah Palin in the Hispanic and faith based communities.
lives were saved because Eduardo Verástegui answered
the Holy Spirit’s call
27 2008 - Los Angeles
a photo of Eduardo at that 40 Days for Life outside the
abortion center on Saturday morning.
Angeles- Over these last 48 hours, the Bereit family has
been to four more 40 Days for Life locations: in Vallejo,
Napa, Sacramento, and Lake Tahoe, California (I know — it’s
a tough job, but somebody has to visit these beautiful places…)
In addition to the inspiring people we’ve met, we’ve also
learned that a little star treatment can help work miracles!
John Anthony is helping lead the 40 Days for Life vigil
at Family Planning Associates, the busiest abortion facility
in Los Angeles.
He knew Saturday would be a difficult day, and was praying
as many volunteers as possible would be on hand to stand
witness. Those prayers were answered — and then some — with
the arrival of actor Eduardo Verastegui, the start of the
movie Bella, and several of his friends. “Eduardo arrived
a little after 8 am and did not stop counseling, praying
and encouraging women to choose life for their babies —
with love, tenderness, humility and compassion — until a
little after noon,” John Anthony said.
“God is good — five babies were saved that morning!” But
that isn’t the end of the story. John Anthony said it wasn’t
just abortion-minded mothers that caught Eduardo’s attention.
“The day had a dramatic ending when eight nurses from the
clinic came outside to meet Eduardo!” He spoke with the
nurses and gave them copies of his new Spanish language
pro-life video, “Dura Realidad.” “Please pray for these
precious turnarounds,” John Anthony asked, “and for the
conversion of all clinic workers and for Eduardo — what
a courageous witness and backer of courageous words with
In Los Angeles, lives were saved because a well-known actor
answered the Holy Spirit’s call.
Act of Faith"BELLA"
star trades racy roles for redeeming films
Verastegui, a cast member in the film 'Bella,' poses backstage
with the award for Outstanding Performance of a Lead Latino
Cast in a Motion Picture, at the 2008 ALMA Awards in Pasadena,
Calif., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008.
Verástegui's Mantle of Guadalupe Foundation Fulfills another
by Eduardo Verástegui in December 2005, Mantle of Guadalupe
has the dual mission of providing assistance to minor pregnant
women while promoting adoption; and better shelter conditions
for impoverished families in underserved regions. This past
June, Eduardo led a team of volunteers deep into the mountains
of Puebla, Mexico, to help a community in need. In the eight
days the mission lasted, the group built several houses
and replaced many deteriorated roofs. Eduardo was joined
by priest Juan Guerra in this outreach effort that involved
the participation of approximately 50 young men and women.
The youngsters, mainly from the United States, began their
journey at the Basilica of Guadalupe in the Mexican capital,
from where they then parted by bus to the city of Puebla.
Once there, they continued along winding roads through the
mountains to reach the remote village nestled in a valley
where they would set up and serve the following days. As
the pictures will show, all construction materials had to
be carried by hand or on the shoulders of team members.
At moments it rained abundantly, which made the task more
difficult. But that didn't put a damper on the group's enthusiasm.
Nothing could deter their willingness to help. At week's
end, Eduardo and volunteers said good-bye to very grateful
new friends, smiling and waving from the door of their new,
or newly-renovated, homes.
of Columbus head writes guide for changing culture
Mar 25, 2008
book “A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do
to Transform the World” was written by Carl Anderson.The
star of the movie “Bella,” Eduardo Verastegui, has endorsed
the book, calling it “one of those books I will refer back
to for years.” He said he loved the book’s “common sense
principle” that “living out our faith is the best road map
to a society that we can be proud of.”
National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and Bacardi Rum
Invite you to BACARDI Latino Legacy ON FILM
the Academy Award’s 80th Anniversary and the Contributions
of Latinos in Hollywood
Presentation of the NHFA Legacy Award to the Film Bella
February 13th, 2008
The Latino Museum
514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Hosted by NHFA Founders
Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Merel Julia and
RSVP to BNC at 800.578.4491
Valet Parking Provided
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Hosts
Compassion in Action Roundtable to Discuss Adoption and
DC — The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community
Initiatives will convene a Compassion in Action Roundtable
with a discussion entitled “Faith-Based and Community Solutions
for Orphans and Vulnerable Children” on Friday, November
16 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature Jedd
Medefind, Deputy Director, White House Office of Faith-Based
and Community Initiatives and actor, producer and adoption
who stars in the adoption-themed movie Bella, as well as
non-governmental organizations and government officials
working in the field of adoption and orphan care.
event will explore innovative domestic and international
models for solving the needs of orphans and vulnerable children.
An estimated 143 million children face the world as orphans
in the developing world today, while an even larger number
of children are highly vulnerable. In the U.S. alone, 514,000
children live in our foster care system, and approximately
115,000 of them are waiting to be adopted. Without parents,
children are often deprived of the love and protection they
need and are susceptible to abuse, illness, poverty and
in Action Roundtable “Faith-Based and Community Solutions
for Orphans and Vulnerable Children”
Room 450 Eisenhower Executive Office Building
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2007 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Members of the press must be at the Northwest Appointment
Gate by 9:00 a.m. EST.
NOTE: Members of the press who do not have a White House
press credential must fax his or her name (as it appears
on his or her driver's license), Social Security number
and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 456-7019
no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2007.
For additional credentialing or logistical questions, please
call (202) 456-6315Contact: Jake Yunker .
TONY BENNETT MEDIA EXCELLENCE AWARD
Eduardo Verástegui and his film Bella.
th October 2007
Bennett and Eduardo Verastegui at the Tony Bennett Emmy
Celebration Gala where Tony honored the filmmaker and his
partners by giving Bella’s filmmakers the Tony Bennett Media
Excellence Award for making excellent films that entertain
and inspire. Click
here to see Photos
Verastegui, lead actor and producer of Bella, was interviewed
by Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Kiss FM in Los Angeles
Tuesday morning. Ryan Seacrest is also the host of the popular
TV show American Idol, which is seen by millions every year.
Verástegui and Alejandro Monteverde
by the Smithsonian.
Museum, the greatest and most prestigious of the world handed
on the 5th of September, 2007 the Legacy Award to the mexican
moviemakers Eduardo Verastegui and Alejandro Monteverde,
in a great celebration in full dress in recognition to their
contributions to the culture of both countries by means
of their work, vision and commitment.
George W. Bush invited Mexican Film director Alejandro
Monteverde to sit in the First Lady´s box during
his State of Union Address, as an EXAMPLE OF THE POSITIVE
CONTRIBUTIONS OF INMIGRANTS TO AMERICAN SOCIETY.
Orleans–Louisiana Students for Life will host the Southern
Regional Pro-Life Conference at Loyola University New
Orleans .Participants will enjoy a pre-screening of
the new motion picture film, Bella, which will be introduced
by starring lead actor Eduardo Verástegui. The film’s
subject of the need for support, love, and hope in a
time of unplanned events connects to the premise of
this year’s conference
and Sunday, October 28 and 29 2006
INVITED FOR THE CLOSURE OF THE MORELIA
find glamour, groceries at local movie premiere
7 th 2006
Joey Guerra For The Chronicle
families were the real stars at the premiere of Meet Me
in Miami on Tuesday night at the Cinemark Tinseltown Westchase.
The event was sponsored by Lift Up America, a nonprofit
organization that provides necessities for needy children
and their parents. Mexican heartthrob Eduardo Verastegui
and New Zealand actress Tara Lenist on, who star in the
film, were on hand to meet with families, sign autographs
and pose for photos.
want to make films ... to make a difference in society,"
Eduardo Verastegui said. "This is my first time where
I'm at a premiere that is going to be about my friends
— the children ... I'm going to ask them for an autograph."
were driven to the premiere in limousines, walked the
red carpet and were given on-site hearing and sight tests.
After a free screening of the film, families were given
groceries. "I never dreamt it would be possible to touch
thousands of lives," said the film's producer, Lisa Abbott.
romantic comedy opens Friday exclusively in Houston. Moviegoers
will receive free admission that day until 6 p.m. if they
bring a nonperishable food item, pair of eyeglasses or
hearing aids to select Cinemark theaters.
Meet me in Miami - Houston - Texas
6 th 2006
mother of four will make history when her film, 'Meet
Me In Miami' has its red carpet film premiere in Houston
on Tuesday, June 6. The way Abbott is releasing 'Meet
Me In Miami' is believed to be a new innovative model
of film distribution that is designed to impact a city
through a momentum of giving.
Abbott, along with the film's director, Eric Hannah, and
some of America's leading corporations have joined forces
to give over two million dollars
worth of products to Houston's less fortunate population
in a star-studded night of "giving hope at the movies."
Free eye tests and eye glasses, free hearing tests and
hearing aids, children's soft toys and numerous food products,
will be gifted to the less fortunate from off the red
carpet. The housewife with a heart to lift up the nation
of America is "delighted" to release her first film in
this way by giving the "gift of entertainment" at the
special premiere night event.
Me In Miami' is a sweet, lighthearted film about never
giving up on a dream. It stars two of Latin America's
biggest heartthrobs in Eduardo Verastegui and Carlos Ponce.
Verastegui will join Abbott, Hannah and other Hollywood
stars to begin a 40 cities US tour of giving for 'Meet
Me In Miami's' theatrical release. Houston kick starts
the national tour.
Premiere Tuesday, June 6 th 2006 – Westchase Theater –
BIRTHDAY EDUARDO VERASTEGUI
21 th 2006
celebration of birthday of Eduardo is in Miami - Florida
The King of the Red Carpet.
17 th 2006
celebration in Club Skylight, Manhathan, New York. Eduardo
was the King of the Red Carpet.
Eduardo said that the external beauty is not important,
the internal beauty is most important.
26 th 2006
is one of the Most Beautiful Men
Verástegui the Best Man
director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde married Actress Ali
on Saturday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
VERÁSTEGUI " AMONG THE 20
BEST DRESSED MEN "
22 th 2006
Ernesto A. Sánchez
Always elegant, with well combed hair and perfectly groomed
facial hair, Verástegui is one of the most stylish men.
He always seems to dress and walk as any model's catwalk
can demand. Blue and white are the colors that he uses
most and better knows to combine.
Elegant, rich kid look, neat, athletic.
bonus: his good body is a great help for him to wear anything
he puts on perfectly well.
was many times on the "Most Handsome" list, on the "Most
Wanted Bachelors" list, this time his's on the "Best Dressed"
with Eduardo Verástegui we can find George Clooney, David
Beckham, Collin Farrell, Ethan Hawke, William (Prince
of England), Jake Gyllenhall, Javier Bardem, Josh Lucas,
Jude Law, Kuno Becker, Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin,
Luis Miguel, Chayanne, Gael García Bernal, Alejandro Fernández,
Poncho Lizarraga, Pedro Frugone and Daddy Yankee.
in " Lanzate contra las Drogas; Si quieres.... Si puedes
together with his friend the Governor of Tamaulipas, the
engineer Eugenio Hernández Flores and his wife Adriana,
joined thousands of youngsters on March 13th in CD Victoria,
to start the journey "Lánzate contra las drogas; Si quieres...
Si puedes" ("Go against Drugs; If you want... You can"),
with the presence of international artists such as EDUARDO
VERASTEGUI and DIEGO SHUENING, among others.
them, a State tour will start, this includes shows, conferences,
distribution of orientation material focused on young
people to support them and separate them from drugs.
Eduardo made the video of this campaign in which he speaks
to the Youth, this'll be aired in México in all TV channels.
Lánzate Contra Las Adicciones, " Si Quieres... ¡¡ Sí Puedes
!! ", is the name of the campaign that mainly looks for
the prevention of drug use and the development of different
addictions getting not only to teenagers but it also offers
orientation for parents offering them tools to face this
type of problem. "Our mission with Lánzate is to promote
a life free of drugs and addictions in the society mainly
around vulnerable areas such as the young crowd".
We offer them information and orientation focusing on
creating conscience about the risks that represent these
substances, giving them the choice of a responsible decision
that involves them and their families", said Adriana González
at 10.30 the cruzade Lanzate Contra las Adicciones, Si
quieres…Sí puedes, has started in the State's City. The
event was aired live on Radio Tamaulipas and Radio Universidad.
YOUNGSTERS LISTENED CAREFULLY TO EDUARDO
7 th 2006
Verástegui gave an excellent conference at Congreso Internacional
Gente Nueva for more than 5.000 young people where he
shared his personal experience about Morale in the Arts.
had his first experience as a lecturer at the Congreso
Gente Nueva 2006, there he asked these young people not
no be caught by appearances, trends, television and friends.
is a well known musician and actor for mexican soap operas.
He recognized that most of his life he wanted to be famous
and wealthy but he also mentioned that after getting what
he wanted he didn't feel whole and happy inside for which
he went through difficult moments in his life experiencing
internal tests that made him change his lifestyle "in
favour of human rights and God's Love"
of this emptiness Verástegui looked for shelter in Christ
and spent around two years without working because he
felt the jobs he was offered weren't coherent with his
values and with the help of his friend Yasmin he decided
to enter a monastery and to dedicate his life to God.
But the presence of Father Juan Rivas was crucial when
he told him that it wasn't necessary "to become a priest
to change but instead he could take advantage of his talent
to achieve that change he was looking for.
that moment Eduardo's view of life changed completely
and decided to follow Father Rivas' advice so he created
a film production company that makes movies which offer
and promote human values.
to fight for his new dream, went into business with two
friends that were in the movie business, to the point
that he went to the Vatican to entrust his work to God
and there he met an investor from Philadelphia, who put
his money to take a story of values to the cinema.
Eduardo Verástegui is convinced that he had taken the
wrong path before and he didn't hesitate to invite the
attendees to examine their concience and let their masks
and prejudices fall which have prevented us from discovering
our real self.
the end, the members had the chance to ask him questions,
he was grateful for the support and he also admitted being
nervous because of this first participation in front of
an audience of thousands of young people.
it was finished the comment was not only about the special
feeling Eduardo has with people but also the way he approached
day Eduardo is more interested in young people to understand
Morale and Values so they could know that this's the only
way to improve Life in the Planet.
not seduced by Hollywood, he only wants to do movies that
leave an education that can raise the spirit of the human