The audience broke into applause at the conclusion of “Mary of Nazareth.”
That doesn’t happen very often, but I was at a screening of the film that was packed with Catholics. It was a captive audience, so to speak. Nonetheless, Catholics venerate the Blessed Mother, and film directors face a daunting task when casting for this role. Will the actress live up to the expectations of Catholics who will make or break a film like this?
It seemed like the answer was …
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
I loved “Mary of Nazareth” because it told the story of Jesus through the eyes of His Mother, Mary, whom we Catholics referred to as the “Blessed Mother.”