Bring a Screening of "Mary of Nazareth" to Your Community or Parish

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Mary of Nazareth

I recently had the great privilege of pre-screening an amazing new movie, Mary of Nazareth, an epic new motion picture on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. The film will become available for sponsored screenings in theaters through Ignatius Press and Carmel Communications beginning  October 1, 2013. I wanted to share this good news with our readers now, so that you can begin planning with your parish or organization to bring a screening to your community.

Upon watching this amazing film, I shared the following endorsement:

“With careful attention to detail and a remarkable cast, Mary of Nazareth is an impressively beautiful portrait of the life of the Blessed Mother. Starting with her unique childhood and following her life through the resurrection of her son, our Lord Jesus Christ, this film will bond families ever more closely to the life of a woman who forever changed our world. Come to know Mary for the first time, or renew your friendship with the mother of us all with a cinematic work of art that brings Mary’s amazing ‘yes’ to life.”

Here is some additional information about this beautiful film:

This full-length feature film about the life of Our Lady, shot in English in High Definition, was filmed in Europe in very authentic locales with outstanding cinematography, a strong cast, and a majestic music score . Actress Alissa Jung gives a beautiful, compelling and inspired portrayal of Mary. Pope Benedict XVI had the opportunity to screen this film in the Apostolic Palace, and was touched by the portrayal of Mary so movingly revealed on film.

The 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 at his Resurrection.

Directed by acclaimed European film director Giacomo Campiotti (BAKHITA, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, ST. GIUSEPPE MOSCATI) and written by Francesco Arlanch (RESTLESS HEART, PIUS XII, POPE JOHN PAUL II), in addition to the luminous performance by Jung, the film provides inspiring portrayals of all the main roles, including Andreas Pietschmann as Jesus, Luca Marinelli as Joseph, Paz Vega as Mary Magdalene and Antonia Liskova as Herodias. The original music score was written  by Guy Farley.

I encourage you to watch the film’s trailer and pray about bringing this work of art and incredible evangelistic tool to a theater in your community.

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Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of, a bestselling author and an international speaker. A frequent radio and television guest, Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and communications. Visit Lisa at or on social media @LisaHendey for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish, school or organization. Find Lisa’s books on her Amazon author page.


  1. I can’t wait, ill be counting the days and sharing this post. These are the best kind of family movies and are greatly needed.

  2. Lupita Gudino-Vera on

    The Rio Grande Valley (Diocese of Brownsville, TX)has a vast majority of Catholics. Sadly they do not practice the part of attending weekly masses. Attending mass is not happening considering how many identify themselves as Catholics. We struggle as a church that cannot sell the idea of how significant it is for us to attend weekly mass. Hopefully this film will be viewed by Catholics that will take the Gospel to others so they can come home.

    • Lupita — I think this beautiful film has the ability to really reach out and touch people, igniting their faith and reinvigorating parishes which take leadership roles in sponsoring screenings. Let me know if you’d like more information on how to sponsor a screening. I hope you do get a chance to see the film soon.

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