Friday, November 3, 2006

The Nativity Story - news update

I thought you would be pleased to know that the upcoming film THE NATIVITY STORY will be in wide release in the US (and Canada) in English on December 1 ... and it will also be released on Dec. 1 in Spanish in the US in the major Spanish-speaking markets. Please share this information with your catechists, pastoral ministers, clergy because the film will be an excellent, relevant, and inspiring way to journey through the Advent and Christmas seasons for everyone.
This is great news because so many more people will enjoy this wonderful film (I have seen it!) in their own language.
Please note that Pauline Books & Media has published two titles as tie-ins to the film for the Advent and Christmas seasons especially that I had the privilege to work on. They are already available at your local Pauline Book & Media Centers and will soon be on our website, You can also order by toll free  1-800-876-4463. Both books can also be ordered on (These books are also being translated into Spanish but I think that only the study guide will be available by December 1; please call our toll free number to find out.)
THE NATIVITY STORY: A Film Study Guide for Catholics
 In three parts: 1) for personal use 2) for small groups 3) for whole community catechesis
$4.95 US (If you take groups to see the film, it would be very helpful for each leader to have a copy.)
Contemplating Mary's Journeys of Faith
Eleven women reflect on the film and Mary in their lives
$16.95 US
Contributors:Dr. Mayra Fernandez; Selena Liu, M. Div.; Marie Paul Curley, FSP; Judith Ann Zielinski, OSF; Gretchen Hailer, RSHM; Marilyn-Ann Elphick, M. Div.; Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda; Marianne Lorraine Trouve', FSP; Marilyn Gill; Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND; M. Jean Frisk

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