Title: JUGGLER OF NOTRE DAME, (English and Spanish Version)
This is a contemporary version of the medieval folk tale. Barnaby, a great circus juggler, is crushed by the death of his beautiful young wife. He mopes around until a traveler named Sparrow befriends him. The two become a juggling act and Barnaby regain his joy in life. Sparrow is mugged and killed and Barnaby is plunged into a more total despair. He rejects God and swears he'll never juggle again. He comes upon a community of dedicated Christians who are redecorating their earthquake- shattered church. Each person is planning to give the Virgin Mary a personally fashioned Christmas gift. Barnaby appreciates the love these people have given him, but he has nothing to give and so he plans to steal away early on Christmas morning. Because the statue of the Virgin reminds him of his wife, he stops in for one last look before he departs. There, he meets Sparrow, returned from the dead. Sparrow encourages him to give his own unique gift. As he concludes his juggling act, the statue smiles and tosses a rose - a sign that his gift has been accepted. Also available in video vc 1753. JH, SH, A 30 min Themes: Christmas, Miracles, Mary
Media ID: 61136
Length: 50 Min.
Publisher: Vision Video
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult