Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Picturing Mary - December 21, 2006

Picturing Mary is a stunning new, high-definition documentary to debut December 2006 on public television (in the Bay Area it will air on KQED on December 21, 2006, at 9:00p). 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’ Catholic Communication Campaign and New York Public Television station Thirteen/WNET. The program is narrated by actress Jane Seymour and features quotations read by actor James Keach.

For background information, visit www.picturingmary.com.

DVD copies will be available for purchase at $19.95 a copy from USCCB Publishing, or telephone 1-800-235-8722.