One of the episodes from CATHOLICISM that I am looking forward to most is episode 4 – “Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God.” Mary is one of those subjects in the Church that not only engages the theological intellect, but offers so much more on so many other levels. As mother – God’s mother – she gives this sense of completing the human family and its mysterious connection to the divine. And her place in salvation history offers a very profound and tangible dimension to our faith through miracles, apparitions and the beautiful stories that follow from them.
Below is the latest exclusive preview from Fr. Barron’s CATHOLICISM series coming out Fall 2011. This clip is from episode #4 and tells the story of one such Marian apparition that occurred in Lourdes, France in 1858. Enjoy!