Fr. Edward Looney: Experience the Resurrection with Mary in the New Film Resurrection

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By Fr. Edward Looney, Catholic Exchange, March 22, 2021

Fr. Edward Looney was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay in June 2015, and is an internationally recognized Marian theologian, writer, speaker, and radio personality.  …


My book, A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary, allowed the messages of Mary’s apparitions to become a guidepost for one’s Lenten observance.  Mary’s messages help to examine one’s conscience, provide intentions for which to pray, allow Mary to become a teacher of prayer, and entrust to her intercession those in need of healing. For Holy Week, I departed from the theme of Mary’s apparitions and focused on what Mary would have experienced and endured during the passion of Jesus.

When I wrote my meditations, I wished I would have seen the new Discovery+ film, Resurrection, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. In my humble opinion, the depiction of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Resurrection, is one of the most exquisite portrayals I have ever seen in film. The person of Mary and what those hours and days were like for her were brought forward for our meditation. For Catholics who often have called upon Mary’s intercession, their meditation is taken deeper as they encounter the Virgin in the film, while non-Catholics are introduced to the sorrow and faith of Mary on a new level.  …

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