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Thursday, February 06, 2014

'St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Returns to EWTN For One Night Only










                                                      
'St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Returns to EWTN
For One Night Only
By Michelle Laque Johnson
For one night only, "St. Bernadette of Lourdes," returns to EWTN! Tune in at 8 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 8 to see this 90-minute movie of the miraculous events which took places in Lourdes, France in 1858. The film, like the events which inspired it, is something of a miracle in itself because it features a cast of 166 Catholic children!
When the movie premiered in April 2010, "The National Catholic Register" published a story in which one member of the audience predicted it would become "a Catholic classic." Did they succeed? Tune in and see for yourself!

"St. Bernadette of Lourdes" was the first film produced by Navis Pictures, but the company's president, director, producer and screenwriter Jim Morlino said at the time, it would not be the last -- and it wasn't. EWTN has since aired "The War of the Vendee," a story about the little known religious civil war in France, which featured a cast of 250 children. Morlino said at the time that his intention was to create a new genre of film, Children's Cinema, and it appears he is doing just that.

"The arts comprise a hugely influential component of our culture," he says. "If we can inspire one child to take up a career in those arts, and to create stunning beauty so as to lift men's souls toward God, and in doing so glorify Him, we will have succeeded."
"St. Bernadette of Lourdes" is a professional quality film, but what astonishes most people is the quality of acting.

"If you can capture that innocent energy many kids have and foster its growth and direct it gently, many times extraordinary things can happen," Morlino told the Register.

This makes even more sense when you consider that Morlino's daughter Genevieve, who plays the lead, was the same age as Bernadette when she received the visions of Our Lady in the Lourdes' grotto.

This is a movie for the whole family to enjoy - particularly on a cold winter's night!

God bless you Family!
TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS

Cathedrals Across America
02/08 at 1:00 PM ET
From the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Passaic, New Jersey, the Reverend Kurt R. Burnette is ordained and enthroned as the fifth bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic.
Armenia's Christians
02/06 at 2:00 PM ET; 02/08 at 5:00 AM ET
A look at the Church in Armenia, which was brought there by the Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew. Since then, Christianity in Armenia has endured great suffering but has preserved the identity and cultural heritage of the people.
EWTN SHOWS
Live shows allow viewers to get involved via email and telephone.
 
THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 6 (LIVE), 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
THE WORLD OVER: HOST RAYMOND ARROYO - 
Three time Olympic Medalist Dominique Dawes on the Sochi games, the perils of competition and her faith. o, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey preview their new film, "Son of God," Rep. Sean Duffy discusses his bill to keep the U.S. embassy to the Holy See independent & more; and Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute President Austin Ruse and Faith & Reason Institute President Robert Royal on the U.N., which is assailing the Vatican over sex abuse by priests & urging them to change the Church's teaching on abortion & contraception.

THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 6, 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
LIFE ON THE ROCK: FR. MARK & DOUG BARRY -
Fr. Mark and Doug Barry look at highlights from the "Walk for Life West Coast 2014."

SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 9, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
SUNDAY NIGHT PRIME: FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE RENEWAL -
Fr. Apostoli reads viewer emails and answers questions.

MONDAY - FEBRUARY 10, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
THE JOURNEY HOME: HOST MARCUS GRODI - 
Former Evangelical Nikki Workmaster and her husband Jason, a former Baptist, share with Marcus of how they were convinced that the Catholic Church is the one true Church.

TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 11, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
MOTHER ANGELICA LIVE CLASSIC -
Mother Angelica looks at spiritual exercises, and how they strengthen our faith.

WEDNESDAY - FEBRUARY 12, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
EWTN LIVE: HOST FR. MITCH PACWA-  
Fr. Mitch welcomes Fr. Cliff Ermatinger and Zeus Rodriguez from St. Anthony's School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the largest Catholic school in the country!
 
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Dangers To The Faith 
Host Doug Keck welcomes Author and Broadcaster Al Kresta to
discuss his book "Dangers to the Faith - Recognizing Catholicism's
21st Century Opponents," which identifies such opponents as New
Age thought, relativism, scientific skepticism and more.
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Religious Catalogue
St. Bernadette Of Lourdes - DVD 
This is the beautiful story of a poor, humble, 14-year-old girl
from a small village in the south of France. Her visions in 1858
of a "Beautiful Lady" would forever change the lives of countless
people, and establish Lourdes as the most visited Catholic shrine
in the world. Featuring stunning locations, a rich musical score,
and a cast of over 160 Catholic children, this film is beautifully
suited for the whole family!    
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