The Virgin Mary on Screen: Mother and Disciple


Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

Lecture by Catherine O'Brien, Ph.D., Kingston University, London, author of  "The Celluloid Madonna: From Scripture to Screen."

This lecture is part of the academic course "Know Your Catholic Faith: Mary in the Movies." For more than a century, the Blessed Virgin Mary has caught the imagination of filmmakers of religious, agnostic, and even atheist affiliations. The course will examine a variety of films about the Blessed Virgin Mary in view of their scriptural, doctrinal, and spiritual presentation of Mary of Nazareth.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Danielle Peters at  or 574.631.2894