Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Picturing Mary" Documentary - December 21, 2006

"Picturing Mary" is a stunning new, high-definition documentary to debut December 2006 on public television. It explores how images of the Virgin Mary reflect numerous traditions, devotional practices, and cultures. The one-hour program leads viewers on a pictorial journey through history from earliest Christian times to the present day. It presents a fascinating array of art from twelve locations in eight different countries.

The documentary is a joint effort of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Communication Campaign and New York Public Television. The program is narrated by actress Jane Seymour and features quotations read by actor James Keach.

Locally, the documentary will be aired on KQED on December 21, 2006 at 9:00 pm. For additional information, see www.picturingmary.com. DVD copies will be available for purchase at $19.95 a copy from USCCB Publishing: http://usccbpublishing.org or call 800.235.8722.


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