Sister Helena R. Burns, FSP (Chicago) is producing a PBS-style documentary on Blessed James Alberione, the founder of the Daughters of St. Paul and the Pauline Family. Historical footage and commentary intertwine with modern cinematography and current interviews with his contemporaries, to bring Alberione and his message to life for the 21st century.
Here’s the trailer, which gives a glimpse of the scope and depth of Alberione’s vision:
Sr. Helena offers the following reasons for producing the film:
► to offer Alberione as a role model for those who foster within society a media culture built on faith values and the dignity of the human person.
► to better connect the Church with the world through the media by presenting this man and his mission as an antidote to polarization and fundamentalism;
►to help people, especially the young, envision themselves growing as persons in an ever more technological and “wired” world;
► to help young people discern within themselves a possible vocation to the Pauline Family as a sister, priest, brother or lay person.
Visit here for more information about the film as it develops!