3 March 2012

Catholicism Series this Week: The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Annunciation painted by Blessed Fra Angelico (1395-1455)
This week's screening of the Catholicism Series, on Wednesday, March 7th 2012, at 8.15pm at sacred Heart Church will be the episode on Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. The episode is titled 'Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary'.
In this episode we get to savour many of the great works of art depicting Mary. Fr Robert Barron discusses the Annunciation, as well as the doctrines of Mary's Immaculate Conception and Assumption into Heaven. He visits Lourdes and tells the story of Our Lady's appearances to Saint Bernadette, and we also learn the story of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego. Fr Robert explains how Mary is Mother of the Church and Mother of the New Covenant.
Again, we travel the world to experience the sights and sounds of the living faith and this week we will find ourselves in Lourdes, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Chartres, Ephesus and Guadalupe.

Each episode can be understood without needing to have seen the previous episodes. This episode lasts 49 minutes.

Here is a clip from this week's episode:

Here is the list of the remaining dates and episodes:

Week 4: Wednesday, 14th March 2012: The Church

Week 5: Wednesday, 21st March 2012: The Saints

Week 6: Wednesday, 28th March 2012: Prayer