and Joseph - A Story of Faith (1979) VHS
& Joseph: A Story of Faith
is an engaging, devout and fresh look at the beloved religious figures.
The Bible reveals little about them. But using what is known about the
social and political issues of the era, an involving yet speculative
can be told. In it, the betrothed pair confront the iron rule of the
Empire, the condemnation of religious leaders, the revolutionary fervor
of the zealots and more.
Mary of Nazareth
A Mother's Life
the back cover
she is rarely mentioned
in the Gospels, she is perhaps the most important- and most revered-
in history. Shortly after 13-year old Mary of Nazareth became engaged
Joseph, the fate of the world changed. Inexplicably pregnant, the
teenager faced the possibility of being stoned to death. She endured
that continued even after the birth of her Son.
Mother of Jesus
TV movie doesn't venture far
from biblical accounts to dramatize the life of the Virgin Mary. It
off to a promising start by showing Mary to be a resourceful and brave
teenager, as she stands up to Roman soldiers who come thundering on
into her village. The production then proceeds chronologically, and the
major events of Mary's life, and the life of Jesus, are played out in
fashion. Mary is portrayed as having to face a series of struggles and
tests of faith, from the time when she is terrified to meet the
of God who foretells the birth of the Messiah to her witnessing the
scene of her son's crucifixion.
--Robert J. McNamara
docudrama relive the life
and times of one of the most cherished figures in Christianity. Filmed
on location in the Middle East with 110 actors and 8,500 extras, does
that, dramatizing her story from her betrothal to Joseph to her
of the crucifixion of her only son.
Snakes of The Virgin Mary (1999) VHS
subject of this video would
seem to be fodder for a great piece of fiction if it weren't packed
documented audiovisual proof. On the small Greek Island of Kefalonia,
year a group of tiny, downright friendly snakes shows up at the same
and moves in for a short period of time. Even more bizarre than their
appearance is the fact that the snakes look to have the sign of the
on their heads and tongues. They also appear at the same time every
during the feast of the Virgin Mary. An investigative team probes the
talking with authorities, local residents, and some of the thousands of
visitors who journey to Kefalonia each year to witness what many
is nothing short of a miracle.
of Our Lady of Fatima (1952) VHS
reverent exposition of the famous
appearance by the Virgin Mary to a trio of Catholic children in Fatima,
Portugal. The three encounter a vision of the Holy Mother, who promises
them that she will soon return. The Catholic Church, fearful that the
will not be believed, tries to hush things up. But the children have
promised a miracle that will make all believe.