Mary in the Movies
As part of the (30048) theology course, "Know Your Catholic Faith: Mary in the Movies", the Institute for Church Life, with co-sponsorship from the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is hosting a set of three lectures focusing on the role of Mary in the Movies.
The intersection of theology and secular culture presents the monumental challenge of depicting what escapes all visual categories: transcendence and mystery. For more than a century, the Blessed Virgin Mary has caught the imagination of filmmakers of religious, agnostic, and even atheist affiliations. The results range from being in harmony with the Christian faith to sacrilegious portrayal/caricature. This course will examine a variety of films about the Blessed Virgin Mary in view of their scriptural, doctrinal, and spiritual presentation of Mary of Nazareth: her election, vocation and mission from God.
March 15, 2016: 7:00pm
Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library