Coffee Table Book Tells the Story of Jesus’ Birth and Life in Beautiful Images

Mary of Nazareth - book cover

Have you seen "Mary of Nazareth", the latest feature film from Ignatius Press?Last week, Zenit carried my review of the film, which has just been released on DVD, and my interview with Alissa Jung, the German star who played the role of Mary, the Mother of God.  Now, though, I want to tell you about the book.Mary of Nazareth: The Life of Our Lady in Pictures by Father Donald Calloway is based on the movie--but it includes much more.  It's a beautiful coffee table book, with its rich color … [Read more...]

Without Sin– Always. How Great Would That Be?

Bernadette-Soubirous1

December 8 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception “I am the Immaculate Conception.”The young girl shook her head—she didn’t understand what she was hearing.  The Lady had just told her who she was, but it made no sense to Bernadette.  She had never heard those mysterious words before. * * * * * Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, the illiterate daughter of a miller, eighteen times at the grotto of Massabielle, near … [Read more...]

Begin Advent With Joy, Courtesy of Scott Hahn

Joy to the World

Lowly shepherds.  Skilled astronomers.  An evil king.  An unaccommodating innkeeper.  A pregnant virgin.  A nurturing foster-father.  A host of heavenly beings.  Some cows, and a baby. *     *     *     *     * This cast of seemingly unrelated characters is brought together in an unlikely pastiche that has become one of the most familiar stories of all time:  the Christmas story.   And it's possible--even likely--that you simply accept this improbable story without challenging its veracity.  Bu … [Read more...]


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