The Greatest Miracle Hits Theaters This Weekend

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New out this weekend in theaters is a 3D movie that will definitely interest Catholic families. Here’s an overview of The Greatest Miracle, which will be released on December 9.

ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2011 – People take things for granted; it’s human nature. In The Greatest Miracle, opening Dec. 9 in limited release around the country, producer Pablo Jose Barroso and Dos Corazones Productions offer a 3D, animated story of hope and faith set against the backdrop of mysterious spirits and a religious service many have come to take for granted.

The story revolves around three people who find themselves at the same Catholic Mass because of crises they are struggling to endure. Going to Mass is not new to any of them – but they need assistance to embrace its true meaning. That guidance comes from their guardian angels, who help them to understand the struggle between good and evil, and the miraculous triumph of faith that manifests itself in every celebration of the Eucharist.

Through their angels, they come to understand what Pope Benedict XVI described in Light of the World, his book-length interview with German journalist Peter Seewald. “Something quite special is going on here,” the Holy Father said of the Eucharist. “He is here, the One before whom we fall on our knees!”

The Greatest Miracle is directed by Bruce M. Morris. He is the visual writer of the animated hits Pocahontas and Hercules, and earned an Academy Award® nomination for his work on 2009’s The Princess and the Frog.

Oscar®-nominee Mark McKenzie (Dances with Wolves) wrote the score for the film, which earned the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score – Independent Film/Short/Documentary. McKenzie’s work also includesMen in BlackSpiderman and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

The Greatest Miracle opens Dec. 9 on 3D screens in 14 states. A full list of theaters is posted on the film’s website.

In his recent letter of endorsement, the Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, said of this film: “The Greatest Miracle draws the viewer into the Mass by artistically portraying what we as Catholics believe to be taking place, but what we as human beings are incapable of perceiving with our earthy senses. It beautifully depicts the moment of the Consecration as a continuation of Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary, and it celebrates the way in which we “…unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1326)

For more information on The Greatest Miracle, including a list of theaters, visit http://www.tgmmovie.com/


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3 Comments

  1. I would love to know the dates/times for The Greatest Miracle showing in Fairfax, VA USA. It looks like a movie that can be an amazing movie. One that may convert the Agnostic or perhaps an athiest.

    God Bless,

    Ben

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