Mary of Nazareth Premiere - Oct. 11, 2013

By Ignatius Press (other events)

Friday, October 11 2013 6:30 PM 11:00 PM

Join us for the premiere of Mary of Nazareth on Friday, October 11.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:00 p.m. after a brief introduction from Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC. After the movie, there will be a Q & A with Fr. Calloway and German actress Alissa Jung, who plays Mary in this film. Also movie attendees will have a chance to meet and greet Alissa Jung and Fr. Calloway and have their photo taken with them if they wish.


Fr. Donald Calloway says, “In light of the reality that the Virgin Mary is God’s created masterpiece and the pinnacle of the feminine mystery, there is no harder person to portray in a movie than her and, yet, Mary of Nazareth offers the best presentation of Our Lady I have ever seen. Mary of Nazareth is an absolute theological and Mariological masterpiece!  It will make you want to love her more than ever. Mary’s beauty is pure and ageless, her feminine mystery filled with wonder and virtue, and her divine motherhood is both tender and captivating.  Without a doubt, this is the most stunning portrayal of the Virgin Mary on film!”


MARY OF NAZARETH is an epic new motion picture on the life of Mary, Mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. This full-length feature film 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.


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.