The Friar – The Lost Coin


[music]
(birds chirping)
Men: ♪ In a place where
the land meets sea, ♪
♪ there is a home so sweet, ♪
♪ the house of an artist ♪
♪ with something to show us. ♪
♪ Painting pictures with
a brush and pen ♪
♪ upon the paper ♪
♪ in a book that’s so
beautiful ♪
♪ it is a joy to read ♪
♪ because the stories
we find ♪
♪ in his book of wonders ♪
♪ are some of the most
amazing you will hear ♪
♪ for the stories were
inspired ♪
♪ over the ages ♪
♪ by God’s Holy Spirit ♪
♪ Who guided its writers
long ago. ♪
♪ John is the friar’s name ♪
♪ and you will find with him ♪
♪ three friends so special ♪
♪ having fun all together. ♪
♪ Renata, Leopold and Tim ♪
♪ who want to share with you ♪
♪ all the good stories ♪
♪ that the friar, John,
will tell. ♪
Girl: ♪ And if you like ♪
♪ you can join these
four friends ♪
♪ and maybe stay for a while ♪
♪ and together we will play ♪
Frog: ♪ Or perhaps
you would like ♪
♪ to join in the chorus. ♪
♪ No need to worry ♪
♪ if you sing a little
out of tune. ♪
Mouse: ♪ If you prefer ♪
♪ to play with the smallest, ♪
♪ come to a cave ♪
♪ and you can enter, too. ♪
All: ♪ So come, we are waiting ♪
♪ in this holy place. ♪
♪ We’re really sure ♪
♪ that you’d like to hear
the stories ♪
♪ of Friar John ♪
[music]
Female Narrator: “The Lost Coin”
Renata: Oh, Fr. John,
I Love it!
Friar: I’m glad you like it.
Renata: You are doing
a beautiful painting.
Friar: Thank you
Renata: Fr. John…
You paint so well…
Friar: Thank you.
Renata: Do you think that
some day
I could paint like you?
Friar: Well, with a lot
of practice.
Renata: Yes! Oh yes,
I want to practice!
Yes! Teach me, teach me!
Friar: Renata,
Renata, Renata!
My work! my work…
Renata: Oooh, no… I’m very
sorry, Fr. John
Friar: What a mess…
Renata: Oh dear…!
Friar: Well… never mind…
Renata: I’m so sorry…
Friar: It’s just a painting.
Renata: Sorry.
Friar: I love you very much.
Leopold: Aah! And you
also love me,
don’t you, Fr. John?
You also love me, also,
Yes, don’t you?
Friar: Of course,
I love you very much.
Leopold: I know it, but
I love to hear it.
Tim: And me? And me?
Do you love me, Fr. John?
Friar: You too, Tim.
I love you very much.
Tim: Me too?
Friar: You too.
Leopold: I can’t imagine my
life without you guys.
Friar: Oh! I don’t want
to imagine
my life without you.
Leopold: No, no…
Renata: Yes, that’s true,
me neither.
Tim: I think, I think
we must be
very grateful to God
because we are very
fortunate
because we love each
other very much.
Friar: Yes, Tim, you are
absolutely right.
Rat: Help me!
Did you hear me?
Mf… hmf.. I can’t reach
the cheese!
It’s too far!
You must help me!
I can’t do this
by myself!
I can’t grab the cheese.
You have to do it!
Danny: And why do I
have to do it?
Rat: Because, Because…
Because I’m too big!
Come on!
Quick, before they
can see us.
What are you staring
all the time?
Danny: It’s just they
seem so happy.
Rat: Ah! Who cares?
Danny: I miss my parents
Rat: Your parents?
Danny: Mmm… Yes
Rat: But, didn’t you
leave home
because they didn’t
love you?
Danny: Yes, but before that,
they certainly loved me.
Rat: Well, whatever.
If you left home,
now you must behave like
a grown-up mouse.
Danny: Okay…
Rat: Hey, are you hungry?
Danny: Yes, I’m hungry!
I’ve not eaten all
day long.
Rat: Well, then get
yourself inside
before they see us.
Danny: What if we just
ask them?
Rat: Ask them?
Do you think they are
going
to give you something?
I don’t like to ask
for things.
it’s easier to take them.
Come on, just take the cheese
and we’ll leave!
Danny: Okay, Okay,
I’m coming.
Rat: Eh? Okay?
Danny: I’m coming.
Rat: Eh, eh eh!
Where are you going
with that?
Danny: Ay, ay!
Rat: I won’t let
you escape!
Come on! Now, quickly,
get in!
Danny: Okay, I’m coming.
Rat: Come on, come on…
Friar: Are you hungry?
Leopold: Yes, a little, yes.
Renata: Yes.
Friar: I think it’s time
to take
the afternoon snack.
Renata: Good!
Snack time!
Leopold: Good!
Snack time!
Good! Yummy!
And what’s the snack,
Fr. John?
Friar: Let’s clear the table…
Renata: What’s the snack?
Friar: Milk, bread and cheese.
Danny: Here, I’ll pass it
to you.
Rat: Come on, come on,
come on!
give it to me!
Quickly! quickly!
Danny: Here…
Rat: All right!
Danny: And now, help me
get up…
I can’t, I can’t climb!
Help me, please!
Rat: Mmm… Delicious!
Hurry up! He’s coming!
The cheese! Bye!
Friar: Who left the
window open?
That’s odd.
It’s so cold outside.
Leopold: Yummy, yummy,
yummy…
Snack time! Snack time!
yummy, yummy, snack time !
Friar: Mmm? Eh!
I left the cheese here!
Have you seen the cheese
I left here?
Children?
Leopold: What happened,
Fr. John?
Friar: The cheese I left
next to the window
has disappeared!
Does anyone know anything
about it?
Danny: Mmm… Oh!
So, many things!
Eh? Oh, no! Oh!
The door is open!
What a big place… eh?
Oh, no!
The door’s open again!
It doesn’t stay closed.
Oh? Ah!
I must close it!
Otherwise, they’ll find me.
I gotta use something
to close it!
What could it be?
What?
Oh! A string!
It’s… Ah, ah!
Ay, ay, ay!
Okay, I’ll tie the string
to the door
and it won’t open again,
I’ll pull it from
the inside… mm… ah…
Friar: All right!
Tim: Food!
Friar: I’m afraid it’s
going to be
a snack without cheese.
Leopold: Oh…
Tim: Without cheese?
Renata: Ah, well fine…
Leopold: No way, Fr. John!
That cheese couldn’t
leave by itself.
I’m sure someone is
behind all this.
Mmm! ?
Tim: Eh? What?
Leopold: Hmm, Tim?
Are you sure you don’t know
where the cheese is?
Tim: I’m positive!
And why you have to ask me?
Leopold: Because you like
cheese the most
and besides, there are
some traces of cheese
leading to your place!
Friar: Do not accuse him,
Leopold.
Tim: That’s a lie!
I didn’t take the cheese!
I’m going home, I’m tired
of this!
unbelievable!
Friar: Come, on children.
In this home we all know
that we shouldn’t lie.
Therefore, if Tim says
that he didn’t do it,
he didn’t do it,
even if there are traces
of a mouse.
Leopold: But Fr. John,
the evidence is very clear
Friar: There must be another
explanation.
Leopold: Other explanation?
Friar: Yes
Tim: Ay, auf… ayy…
Leopold: Oh!
Tim: Fr. John! I can’t
open my door.
Renata: That’s odd!
Tim: Aay… ugh…
Danny: Ay! Ay! Ay!
No, no, no, no..!
Friar: Well, maybe it
got stuck.
Tim: No, you try, you try,
It’s really strange…
Friar: See? It’s nothing.
Renata: Now it’s open…
Friar: And this string,
Tim?
Tim: I don’t know.
I didn’t put it there
Danny: Oh, no!
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Friar: Ah!
Renata: Uy!
Leopold: Oooh!
Tim: Uy!
What’s going on?
Friar: That’s odd…
…I see, Tim,
It seems that we have a
visitor in your place.
Tim: In my place?
Renata: Yes, there
is someone.
Friar: That would
explain the cheese.
Leopold: Ah! And the
traces of food.
Friar: And the open window!
Tim: Will I lose my
little cave forever?
Friar: No, Tim, I’m sure
we’ll solve it.
Hello!
Who are you? And why
are you hiding?
Tim: And why have you
taken over my place?
Leopold: And why have you
stolen the cheese?
Danny: Mmm…
Friar: Children, we don’t
do anything in that way.
Let’s find out
who he is first.
Renata: Maybe he’s hungry!
Friar: Ahh, maybe he’s hungry!
Let’s give him some bread.
Renata: Okay!
Leopold: Okay. Hmm!
Renata, we need to know
who the intruder is.
Tim: It’s true!
Leopold: Maybe he left a
clue by the window!
Let’s go!
Oh! Look!
Here are some clues!
He must have left them
before entering!
Let’s see?
Look…
Renata: A handkerchief
with some things inside…
Leopold: A handkerchief
with things inside?
Renata: Look, a shoe…
Leopold: Oh…
Renata: and some pants…
Leopold: Some pants!
Renata: Look, a small
notebook…
Leopold: Oh! A notebook?
Renata: Let’s see…
A Journal of Danny…
Leopold: Oh! His name
is Danny!
Renata: His name
is Danny!
Leopold: Oh!
Renata: “Dear Diary, today
I left home forever.”
Leopold: Oh! Has he
left home?
Renata: He left his home
Leopold: Poor thing!
What happened?
Renata: That’s awful…
“I think my parents
won’t love me anymore
after what I did…”
Leopold: Don’t they love him?
Renata: “My mother
always told me
“don’t play with the ball
inside the house”
but I didn’t obey her
and I played
and hit the Chinese vase
my dad gave my mom.
The vase broke
and water got into
the radio,
sparks came out
and almost burned down
the house.”
Leopold: Ooooh! Poor Danny!
Renata: Yes…
Leopold: He must be very sad…
Renata: Oh… Yeah…
Leopold: Away from his
parents…
Renata: Yes, we should
help him…
Leopold: We have to
tell Fr. John.
Renata: His parents must
be very sad…
Leopold: Yes, very sad…
Friar: Tim, it seems that
he doesn’t want bread.
Tim: Of course not,
he has eaten all
the cheese.
Leopold: Fr. John!
Renata: Fr. John!
Friar: Okay. What’s going on,
children?
Renata: The intruder is
called Danny.
Friar: Really?
Leopold: Yes, and he
left home
because he broke things.
Renata: Yes, because
his mother told him
don’t play the ball
inside the house
and he played and then …
Leopold: Yes! And he said
that
his parents don’t love him
because he broke the radio.
Friar: And how do you know
all this things?
Leopold: Because we
read his diary.
Friar: Did you read
his diary?
Renata & Leopold: Yes
Friar: But you can’t do that.
Renata: Ah… Can’t do that ?
Leopold: Ah, no? Oh…
Friar: No. It’s personal.
Leopold: And he says that
his parents don’t love him.
Friar: Oh, poor boy.
We should tell his parents.
Tim: Yes, It’s hard to leave
home, Fr. John.
Friar: I remember, Tim.
Renata: That’s true.
Tim: Hey, Danny!
Your parents love you!
You’re wrong!
Leopold: It’s true!
Friar: Yes, you have to tell
us where you live.
Danny: Oh, no!
They know my name!
And they know I left home!
They’re policemen
and they want to catch me!
Oh, no! Mmm…
Friar: We aren’t going
to hurt you.
All: No, Danny!
Friar: We invite you
to have lunch with us!
All: Yes, yes, you
are welcome!
Danny: They want to catch me
through my hunger.
They won’t. Hmm!
Friar: He doesn’t want
to come out.
Leopold: No, he doesn’t want
to come out.
Renata: No, he doesn’t
want to…no.
Friar: I have an idea!
All: Mmm?
Friar: There is a special
Parable for these cases.
All: Oh!
Friar: I’ll get the Bible
Renata: A Parable!
Yes! good!
A Parable! good, good, good.
Leopold: Oh! A Parable!
That’s great!
A parable for Danny!
Friar: It’s the Parable
of the Lost Coin.
Renata: Let me see?
Maybe Danny will
enjoy it, too!
Leopold: Let me see
the book…
Let me see…
Oh!
Friar: But first, I have
to explain
that at the time of
Our Lord Jesus,
women were not accustomed
to handling money.
The little money
that they had
was a gift from their
parents
for their wedding.
This money was sewn
on their veil
and they wore it in
important occasions.
Rosa: Oh! How beautiful
are my coins
Woman: Oh! Wow!
She looks beautiful
with her coins in
the forehead!
So shiny…
I got some too
and I also look pretty
with them!
I have the coins kept
in a chest.
The chest keys are…
here.
It has been a long time
since I have worn them!
How exciting!
Friar: And the woman
was very happy

to find the ten coins
that she kept for her
wedding

Woman: I didn’t remember
they were so beautiful!
How wonderful! Oh!
I look so pretty with
my beautiful coins
on my forehead.
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Come, come! Look!
Look, I also have coins.
Do you like them?
Rosa: Yes! yes, I like
them very much,
but one of them is missing.
Haven’t you seen it?
Woman: What? Did I lose one?
Ay! Where did I lose
the coin?
Rosa: I don’t know…
Where do you keep them?
Woman: Of course, maybe it
dropped into the chest.
Rosa: Of course, you’ll
find it.
Bye-bye.
Woman: Mmm… Ah! How awful!
My coin is not there!
Where is it?
Let’s see…
under…?
… Uh …
behind …?
Let’s see is it between
the clothes?
mm …
Oh, it is not there …
Oh, it is not there …
Friar: Very sad and worried,
the woman swept each tile,
in case her precious coin
had fallen on the ground.
The evening came and
soon it got dark

but she would not stop
looking in every corner.

She was not happy
at losing one of her
ten valuable coins.

She searched in the
strangest places–

in pots, under the pots
in the corners of the kitchen
and even the in the firewood.
She searched and searched
with the dim light of
her lamp.

She felt on the floor
and looked over the shelves.
She looked under the bread
hoping to find her lost coin.
Finally, she sat pining
for her beloved coin.

Meanwhile, back in the sky,
the night ended

and the moon hid behind
the mountains

as she was looking for
the lost coin.

(Rooster crows)
A new day started
with the rooster
and the sun.

But our friend was sad
because of her coin.

Rosa: Oh! What’s wrong?
You look like you haven’t slept
all night long!
Woman: Because I haven’t slept
all night long…
Rosa: Mmm? Why?
Woman: Because I have not
stopped
looking for my coin…
Rosa: Oh!
Woman: I could not find it!
Rosa: Oh! don’t worry,
it must be somewhere…
poor girl…
Ay! This is terrible!
Oh, what a shame, what a shame!
She has lost a coin
of her dowry, Ay!
All night long!
You searched all night long!
Poor thing!
Orange: What? Come, come,
come, come here!
Rosa: Oh! She has spent
all night
looking for her coin!
Orange: What? Oh!
All night long?
Blue: What? Has someone
lost their coin?
Oh, How?
Rosa: Oh, yes, she has
spent all night
looking for it, yes,
she hasn’t found it,
poor thing
… yes, it’s so sad,
This is so sad.
Blue: Oh!
Maroon: Eh, eh!
Come here, come,
I can’t hear you,
What are you saying?
What about a coin?
Rosa: A girl lost her coin.
Garnet: Oh! Poor girl!
She has lost a coin!
Rosa: Oh, yes, She’s lost
a piece of her dowry
and hasn’t found it
all night!
Ay, poor thing…!
Green: What? What?
Has someone lost a piece
of her dowry?
That’s awful!
Neighbor!
Someone has lost a piece
of her dowry
and can’t find it!
Yellow: Mmm? From her dowry?
Green: Yes, her dowry!
Yellow: Poor thing!
And Has she seached well?
Green: Oh, yes, very well!
I’ve heard that she has
been looking
all night long without rest
and she hasn’t found it!
Yellow: Oh…! Come on!
That’s terrible!
The same thing hapened
to me once.
Let me think, let me think…
I know what she can do!
She can toss another coin
to see where it rolls.
I did it and found the
two coins together.
Green: That’s odd!
To throw away another coin…
Yellow: Yes, it worked for me,
I think she should try.
Yes, yes …
Green: Well, it’s not
a bad idea;
she should throw away
another coin!
All: That’s right!
It’s not a bad idea!
She should toss another coin,
toss another coin!
It can work!
Woman: What? What…
What’s going on?
Blue: They say you should
toss another coin
to find it.
Woman: But what are you
saying?
Then I’ll lose both!
I won’t do it, No way!
Yellow: Yes, yes, try it!
It worked for me! Try it!
You won’t lose anything!
Woman: I don’t think so…
I could lose both coins…
and I would have only
8 coins…
Orange: But if you look
closely where it falls,
you could find the
other one.
Woman: Well… if all
of you insist…
maybe you’re right…
I’ll try.
Here is the place that
I sewed on the coins.
I think this is the place.
Oh …! One … two …
and … huh? Oh?
Where, where?
There it is! There it is!
oh! In that corner!
Oh! Oh!
My coin! My lost coin!
I’ve found it!
Oh! Great!
Thank God!
I found my coin!
My lost coin!
Neighbors! Neighbors!
I found my coin!
The coin that I lost.
I did what you said!
Yellow: Did you find it?
Well! I was right!
Blue: You have
found your coin!
I’m so glad!
Garnet: What? Oh!
They have found the coin!
Orange: Oooh! Great!
She’s found the coin!
Green: What? You found it!
Oh, what a good neighbor,
she was right!
All: Great! I’m glad!
Woman: Neighbors, neighbors!
Come on!
I invite you to muffins
and cake for all!
Come on!
Let’s have a party!
All: Oh! Great! Thanks!
How nice … mmm Yummy …
Woman: One for you …
one for you …
it’s delicious,
Take it, take it!
Friar: After sharing
the delicious muffins,

the woman celebrated that she
had found her lost coin

by dancing happily with her
friends and neighbors.

[music]
Friar: Did you like it?
Leopold & Tim: Oh it’s
wonderful!
Renata: Oh, yes! I loved it!
All: We’ve really
loved it, yes!
Friar: Did you notice how much
this woman suffered
when she realized that
she had lost the coin?
Leopold: Yes… she suffered
a lot, poor thing…
Friar: In the same way
Our Lord suffers
when we’re away from Him.
All: Oooh!
Friar: Did you realize how
important
this coin was for the woman?
All: Oh Yes! That’s true!
Friar: We are just that
important to the Lord!
All: Oooh! That’s great!
Wow!
Friar: Do you remember
the party
the woman had when she
found the coin?
Leopold: That’s true!
Friar: In the same way,
the Lord rejoices
when He finds us.
Leopold: But, how is He
looking for us?
Renata: That’s true…
How, Fr. John?
Friar: He sent Jesus,
His Son,
to look for the ones
who were lost.
All: Oh!
Friar: And also,
He comes to us
through people who
love us very much,
for example, He comes
through our parents….
Danny: My parents? (cries)
Friar: …or grandparents …
or a friend who cares
for us.
Renata: It’s Danny!
Oh! He’s crying!
Leopold: He’s crying!
Tim: Is he crying!?
Renata: Poor thing…
Friar: What happened, Danny?
Did we say something wrong?
Danny: No one is looking
for me, sniff!…
Friar: Don’t say that…
I’m sure that God is
looking for you…
and also I’m positive
that your parents are
looking for you too.
Danny: No, I don’t think so,
because I’m bad and
disobedient.
Friar: You are not bad,
even though you did
something wrong!
God loves you, and
your parents too.
Leopold: Yes!
Tim: And we can love you too!
Renata: Yes! Yes! Yes!
We can love you too!
Leopold: Yes! We can
love you too!
Friar: That’s true!
Danny: That’s because
you don’t know me.
I’m a bad mouse.
Friar: You are not
so bad, Danny.
Have you ever thought
about the good things
that you’ve done?
I’m sure that you can
think of
more positive things
than negative.
And, perhaps, even though
you were bad,
God loves you the same!
And your parents love you too!
Danny’s Father: Take
it easy, relax…
Look, These are Danny’s
clothes!
We must speak with them,
maybe they know where our
little Danny is.
Let’s knock on the window.
Friar: Good afternoon.
May I help you?
Danny’s Father: Eh… Good
afternoon, excuse us.
We’ve been all day
looking for our boy
and we’ve seen his clothes
here in the window.
Danny’s Mother: Yes, yes!
Danny’s Father: Maybe
you can tell us
where to find him.
Danny’s Mother: His name
is Danny
and we haven’t seen him
since yesterday.
We’re very worried!
Danny’s Father: Calm down,
easy…!
Friar: I have good news
for you!
Danny, your son, is
right here with us!
Danny’s Parents: With you?
Thank God! At last!
Danny’s Mother: We’ve been
looking for him
all night long!
Danny’s Father: At last
we found him!
Danny’s Parents: Where is he?
Where is he?
Friar: Follow me, He’s here.
Danny’s Parents: Oh, yes!
Friar: Danny! Hey!
Your parents are here
looking for you.
Danny’s Father: Danny?
Danny’s Mother: Danny!
My son!
Danny’s Father: Danny…
My boy…
Friar: Don’t be afraid.
They love you very much.
Danny: Mmm? Sniff…
Danny’s Mother: Danny…?
Oh! Danny! My son!
Danny’s Father: Oh!
Danny! My boy!
Come here…
It’s all right,
it’s over now…
Leopold: How they
love him! Oh!
Renata: Fr. John,
how they love him!
Don’t you think?
Leopold: Oh, yes…
Friar: Of course they do!
They’re his parents!
Danny: You were right,
my parents love me
very much… Sniff!
Danny’s Father: Yes, son…
Danny’s Mother: Yes!
Danny: Don’t you think I’m
a precious coin for you?
Danny’s Father: Of course
you are, my son!
And much more than that!
Danny’s Mother: Of course!
But exactly, why a
precious coin?
Friar: Because there is a
Parable about a lost coin,
Do you know it?
Danny’s Parents: No, no,
we don’t know it! No…
Friar: Don’t you know it?
Danny’s Parents: No I don’t
know that one.
Friar: Well, you’re about
to hear the Parable song
in the music box!
All: Oh! Good!
The music box!
Leopold: Oh! look,
look, look,
Let’s see.
All: Oh! It’s wonderful!
Danny’s Mother: It’s a
music box!…
Danny’s Father: It’s
marvelous!
Leopold: Yes… It’s a Lady!
Renata: She looks very happy!
Leopold: Yes! And she has
a coin.
♪ To show us how great
and deep is His love ♪
♪ Our Lord has made this
beautiful parable ♪
♪ Long time ago
there was a woman ♪
♪ who lost a valuable coin ♪
♪ she had saved ten coins
into her purse ♪
♪ but she found only nine ♪
♪ It was a very precious
coin ♪
♪ And she got sad ♪
♪ when she couldn’t
find it ♪
♪ She started to search ♪
♪ on the table
under the bed, ♪
♪ inside the pantry ♪
♪ She looked everywhere
but found nothing ♪
♪ she felt poor,
she feels downhearted ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
♪ Again and again,
she searched ♪
♪ all night long ♪
♪ in every place, ♪
♪ she didn’t stop. ♪
♪ With brush and broom ♪
♪ she swept the floor ♪
♪ She stirred and rummaged ♪
♪ from wall to wall ♪
♪ A golden glow
between the tiles ♪
♪ I found it at last! ♪
♪ She shouts for joy ♪
♪ She invited her friends
to come to her place ♪
♪ and they ate a cake
to celebrate ♪
♪ In heaven there is
also a party ♪
♪ when Our Heavenly Father
at last can find us ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
All: Oh! It’s so beautiful!
Tim: I really liked
this Parable!
Renata: It’s nice, Don’t
you think, Leopold?
Leopold: Yes, very nice,
at the end she found
her coin, yes!
Friar: Did you like
the parable?
Danny’s Mother: Yes! The parable
is so beautiful!
Danny’s Father: Yes, yes!
Very much!
Now, I do understand about
the precious coin you
told me before, Danny.
In that case,
we definitely love you
as a precious coin
but much more than that.
And if we hadn’t found you,
we would have kept on and on
looking for you until we did.
Danny’s Mother: Yes!
Friar: Just like the mother
of St. Augustine.
Renata: Eh?
Friar: Because… There was
a saint…
All: Oh! ! A saint!
Good!
A saint!
Friar: …who was also himself
like a precious lost coin.
Tim: Let see? Let see?
Let see?
Leopold: St. Augustine!
Female Narrator: Augustine
was born

in Tagaste, Africa, in 354.
His father, Patricius,
was a pagan

but he learned from his
mother, St. Monica,

that Jesus is the Son of God
and our Savior.

This was the first call
for him to belong to Jesus.
But Augustine was a difficult
child to teach.

When he was a little boy,
he used to steal candies
at home

so his friends let him play
with them.

And his teachers punished
him very often.

When he reached
adolescence,

his mother begged him
to follow the teachings
of the Church

and to keep a pure life
and to live in
righteousness.

But Augustine preferred
to please his friends

and chose a life of sin.
One time he stole some pears
just to give them to the pigs.
And also he started to gamble.
He was a brilliant student
and his parents wanted him
to succeed.

So he was taken to Carthage
to study

without knowing that
in that city

the students were licentious
and libertine.

Augustine was the best
in his studies

but also wanted to
be the best

in all kind of bad things,
to earn the admiration
of his peers.

He frequented the theater
to see plays full of
mischief.

But he wasn’t happy.
And when he read a book
of Cicero

there awoke in his heart
a longing for wisdom.

But once again, he chose
the easy way out

and joined the
Manichean sect,

which allowed him to
keep his life of sin.

This sect attacked the
Catholic religion

and His mother suffered
a lot for this

and kept asking God to save
him from his error.

When he met Faust,
a Manichaean teacher,

he realized that he
wasn’t wise

and had no answers
to his questions.

This finally led him away
him from the sect.

Then he became interested
in astrology

but a doctor proved
to him

that it was a false science
He met the bishop
St. Ambrose

and listened to his
teachings.

This started to change
Augustine little by little.

The death of his best
friend,

who was converted to
Catholicism,

caused him a lot of pain.
Someone lent him some
Platonists books

and also the letters
of St. Paul

and this reading brought
him closer to God.

He was told about the
conversion of Vitorino

who had given up everything
for Christ.

Augustine felt a desire
to imitate him.

When he knew about the
monasteries

of St. Anthony,
he wept bitterly
for not being able
to leave his sins.

Then he heard a child
singing

“Take it and read it,
take it and read it”…

He got up and read a
passage from St. Paul.

It was God speaking
to his heart

and saying “leave it
all for Me.”

Leopold: St. Augustine!
Wow!
Tim: St. Augustine!
I love it!
Friar: In the same way
that your parents were
looking for you, Danny
or the woman who searched
all over the place
looking for her lost coin,
Our God is looking for us
when we go away from Him.
And so He searched for
St. Augustine
determinedly because
He loved him.
Danny’s Father: I want to
thank you
for everything you
taught us, Fr. John.
Danny’s Mother: Yes, Yes!
Danny’s Father: And also,
thank you for looking after
Danny.
And thank you very much
for the song and all
your kindness.
Thank you!
Danny’s Mother: Yes, thanks
for taking care of our son.
May God bless you!
Friar: It was nothing.
We’re glad to help you.
All: Yes!
Friar: And since you
liked the song,
do you want to hear it
one more time?
Tim and Renata: Yes!
Leopold: Oh, yes!
Good, Good!
♪ To show us how great
and deep is His love ♪
♪ Our Lord has made this
beautiful parable ♪
♪ Long time ago
there was a woman ♪
♪ who lost a valuable coin ♪
♪ she had saved ten ♪
♪ coins into her purse ♪
♪ but she found only nine ♪
♪ It was a very precious
coin ♪
♪ And she got sad when she
couldn’t find it ♪
♪ She began to search ♪
♪ on the table ♪
♪ under the bed, ♪
♪ inside the pantry ♪
♪ She looked everywhere ♪
♪ but found nothing ♪
♪ she felt poor, ♪
♪ she felt disconsolate ♪
♪ That precious coin
is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
♪ Again and again,
she searched ♪
♪ all night long
in every place, ♪
♪ she didn’t stop. ♪
♪ With a brush and broom ♪
♪ she swept the floor ♪
♪ She stirred and rummaged ♪
♪ the whole house ♪
♪ A golden glow
between the tiles ♪
♪ I found it at last! ♪
♪ Joyful she shouts ♪
♪ She invited her friends ♪
♪ to come to her place ♪
♪ and ate a cake
to celebrate ♪
♪ In heaven there is also
a party ♪
♪ when Our Heavenly Father
at last finds us ♪
[music]
♪ That precious coin
is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is you ♪
♪ That precious coin
it is me ♪
♪ We are like a valuable coin
to the Lord ♪
[music]

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