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Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22 & 29, 2014: EWTN showing Part 1 & 2 of movie "Mary of Nazareth" at 7 pm

'Mary of Nazareth': EWTN's Thanksgiving Gift To You!
By Michelle Laque Johnson

From the moment “Mary of Nazareth” explodes on the screen, you know that the movie you are about to see is going to be as special as the woman it portrays – and it does not disappoint. Imagine seeing Salvation History through the eyes of the Mother of God!

EWTN airs this “Mary of Nazareth” in two parts on either side of the Thanksgiving holiday. (Part 1 airs 7 p.m. CT, Saturday, Nov. 22; and Part 2 airs 7 p.m. CT, Saturday, Nov. 29.) 

Directed by Giacomo Campiotti (“Bakhita,” “Doctor Zhivago,” “St. Giuseppe Moscati”), and written byFrancesco Arlanch (“Restless Heart,” “Pius XII,” “Pope John Paul II”), and filmed on location in Europe with beautifully realistic settings, this film is sure to impress, intrigue, and inspire you!

You will be surprised by the tension, the drama, the realistic dialogue and the beautifully acting! You’ll watch Joseph court Mary, her joy after the visit of the Angel Gabriel, her father’s outrage and her mother’s terror when they discover she is pregnant, Joseph’s disappointment and later wonder as he comes to believe that Mary is carrying the Son of God, the birth of Jesus, the murder of first born sons, the flight to Egypt, the death of Herod, the plotting of the evil Herodius – and that’s just Part 1! In addition to Mary, you will get to know Joseph, King Herod, Mary Magdalen, and many others! 

According to the producers: “This film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah, her compassionate humanity and concern for others, and the deep love that she and Jesus shared for one another. This movie underscores her special role in God’s plan for our redemption, her unique relationship with Christ, and the tremendous suffering that she endured in union with his passion and death, as well as her serene joy.

If you miss this excellent film – you will have missed something special!