Travel to the ruins of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe. Fr. Barron explains the Catholic Church's great reverence for Mary and her unique role in the history of salvation.
In this moving and epic documentary series, Father Robert Barron tells the story of Catholicism around the world - using art, architecture, literature, music and all the riches of the Catholic tradition. Fr. Barron also examines how Christianity has helped shape the nature of this rich and powerful faith. The production crew travels to some of the most magnificent and sacred sites in Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, Istanbul, Sinai, Nazareth, Ephesus, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Athens, Corinth, Mexico City, Uganda, China, Manila, Sao Paolo, Auschwitz, Calcutta, Sydney, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. The team was granted exclusive access to film privately in many locations inaccessible to the general public. Highlights include some of the world's architectural and artistic masterpieces: The Dome of The Rock, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, rare views of the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Pope's private gardens, as well as Chartres, Notre Dame, and Cologne Cathedrals. Father Robert Barron, Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is the creator and host of the series. The executive producer is Mike Leonard, an acclaimed filmmaker, veteran correspondent for NBC's Today show, and producer of the popular public television series Ride of Our Lives. Together, Fr. Barron and Leonard spent two years traveling the world with a crew of seasoned network television producers.
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