Mary's Land

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  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 6.6  (421)

Mary's Land is a unique, thought-provoking documentary centered on the concept of Christian pilgrimage. It includes interviews with several people from around the world recounting their personal experiences of visiting sites of Marian apparitions, as well as commentary from theologians and experts on the role of Mary in Christian faith.

The documentary opens with an introduction to Dr. John Bruchalski, a former abortionist who underwent a powerful conversion experience after witnessing the faith of a young patient. He becomes a Catholic and embarks on a quest to understand the role of Mary in the spiritual lives of Catholics.

Through his travels and research, Dr. Bruchalski discovers a fascinating world of Marian devotion. He visits sites across the globe where Mary is said to have appeared, experiencing firsthand the profound faith of those who come to these holy places seeking inspiration, comfort, and healing.

One of the places he visits is Lourdes, France where Mary is said to have appeared in 1858 to a young peasant girl named Bernadette. Mary asked Bernadette to dig a well, and when she did, a spring of water flowed. The water is said to have miraculous healing powers, and pilgrims from all over the world visit Lourdes seeking cures.

The documentary also explores other sites of Marian apparitions, including Fatima in Portugal and Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Medjugorje, six young people claimed to have been receiving messages from Mary since 1981, and millions of pilgrims have since visited the small town in hopes of receiving a message or experiencing a miracle.

Throughout Mary's Land, there are interviews with people who have made such pilgrimages and share their personal experiences. One interviewee, Silvia Buso, recounts how visiting Medjugorje transformed her life and led her to become a Catholic nun. Another interviewee, Clara Cotelo, relates how she found comfort and healing after visiting Lourdes.

The documentary also covers various theological perspectives on the role of Mary in the Catholic faith. One interviewee explains how Mary is seen as a bridge between humanity and divinity, a path to Jesus. Another interviewee notes how Mary is a model for humility and obedience, fulfilling God's will.

The documentary raises questions about the nature of faith, the role of miracles, and the power of pilgrimage. While not advocating for any particular theological perspective, the film offers a moving portrayal of the deep faith and devotion of many Catholics around the world. It also highlights the transformative power that pilgrimage can have on someone’s life.

Overall, Mary's Land is a touching and inspiring documentary that will appeal to anyone interested in exploring the mysteries of the Catholic faith and the power of spiritual devotion. It invites the viewer to see the world through the eyes of those who seek faith and healing in holy sites and to understand the role of Mary in Catholicism.

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    1 hr 56 min
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    6.6  (421)