Savanna St. John the Baptist Church Knights of Columbus will present the documentary “Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Savanna Times Theater.
The movie is free as is the popcorn on Nov. 23. Other refreshments are available for purchase.
The most important event in the evangelization of the New World occurred in December 1531. Over the course of four days, the Virgin Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, appeared to an indigenous convert named Juan Diego.
As a result of the encounter and image miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego's tilma (cloak), nine million Native Americans embraced the Catholic faith, and the Americas began its transformation into "the Catholic hemisphere." Our Lady of Guadalupe's message of love had replaced the institutionalized violence of the Aztec culture and built a bridge between two worlds.
“Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message” traces the history of this transformative event from the 16th century to the present. Featuring interviews with leading theologians, historians, and experts on the scientific inquiries into the miraculous image, the film explores both the inexplicable mysteries behind the image and the continued relevance of the Guadalupe apparition to the modern world.
Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, “Guadalupe: The Miracle and the Message” paints a comprehensive and inspiring picture of the history, facts, legacy and continued relevance of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the western hemisphere and beyond.
“One of the most amazing aspects of this miracle image is the fact that this is the only true image of our Holy Mother in existence and she was presented as a native,” the Savanna KC’s said. “God and Our Lady clearly express the special importance placed upon the Mexican community. Today so many are unaware of this beautiful expression of love. It is something for those of Latino heritage to have pride in and something their children should learn.”