Title: STORIES OF CHRISTMAS: BEHOLD THIS CHILD: THE GOSPEL STORIES OF JESUS' BIRTH / THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CRIB: A STORY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI / THE MOUSE IN THE MANGER
This single DVD is a visual anthology which will help individuals, Bible study groups and prayer groups to celebrate Advent and the Christmas season. These programs can help various age groups to focus on the deeper meanings of this liturgical season, meanings lost to many in the press of preparation and family festivities. BEHOLD THIS CHILD: THE GOSPEL STORIES OF JESUS' BIRTH includes four segments with Father Anthony Scannell, O.F.M. Cap., as host: The Christmas Story: An Introduction (10 min); The Promised Fulfilled: The Annunciation Stories (11 min); And It Came To Pass: The Birth of the Messiah (10 min); What Child Is This? The Messiah Is Recognized (12 min) (JH-A) THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CRIB: A STORY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI is for all ages. Father Murray Bodo, O.F.M.., expert on Assisi, is the knowledgeable host, Susan Saint Sing, who has also lived and worked in the land of St. Francis, offers a musical reflection. The visuals are still photos of lovingly created crafted clay figures. (12 min) (P-A) THE MOUSE IN THE MANGER is based on the book of the same name by Rev. Gennaro Gentle and is a children's story to be enjoyed by everyone. Oscar is the mouse who runs away from home and meets several other animals with a place in the Christmas story. It's a tale of friendship and service, illustrated by a small animal not everyone welcomes to their vision of the manger. This story will change that. (P-A) (19 min) FREE Leader's Guide: Catalog.AmericanCatholic.org/guide Themes: Advent/Christmas (P-A) (19 min) 53 min.
Media ID: 61459
Length: 53 Min.
Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult