Rediscovering the Dowry of Mary

Since 2009, St Anthony Communications has created documentary films promoting the Catholic Faith, to help encourage clear catechesis and provide evangelisation resources. These films have reached hundreds of thousands of viewers across the English-speaking world, and have helped many people grow in their knowledge and love of the Faith.

In recent years we have been looking closely at the transition from disc media and towards digital streaming and downloads. We have been considering how to be more effective going forward in our future projects and mission outreach.

For our next project, we have decided to produce a film titled

‘Rediscovering the Dowry of Mary’. In this film, featuring Fr Marcus Holden and others, we will visit Marian shrines up and down the country, reflecting on the part of our nation’s history that was once deeply rooted in devotion to the Virgin Mary. From well known shrines like Walsingham, Aylesford, and Willesden, to lesser known sites, such as Ladyewell and West Grinstead, this film will explore the faith and devotion that has inspired generations of Catholics.

Here is the list of intended filming locations:

  • Evesham
  • Glastonbury
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Westminster Cathedral
  • Ladyewell (Preston)
  • Buckfast
  • Mount Grace
  • Knaresborough
  • Aylesford
  • Walsingham

And possibly:

  • Doncaster
  • Jesmond
  • Guisborough

We would also like to look at the Wilton Diptych, and possibly tie all this in with visiting Rome (an image on the Coelian Hill with ‘Dos Mariae’, visit the English College, start with Gregory the Great and devotion to Our Lady).

To reach the widest possible audience, we intend to make this film available for FREE across multiple online platforms. To create this ambitious project, with the filming, travel and accommodation, post-production, marketing and promotion, etc., we anticipate the costs to be in the region of £20,000.

I would therefore like to appeal to your generosity to help fund/sponsor this initiative, and enable this film to become a reality. Whether you’re in a position to support us with a donation of £10, £100, or £1,000, every contribution will help us to make this happen. Ways to support:

Online: Click ‘donate’ button below on this page
BACS: Sort Code 40-44-07     Acc. 21138790
Cheque: ‘St Anthony Communications’

Become a part of this mission to produce a film to reignite a burning love in the hearts of the children of Mary, and a deeper appreciation and zeal for Our Blessed Mother. The Holy Mass will be offered for our benefactors/sponsors at each site we visit. Your name will be added to the film credits, and you will also be invited to the special event to launch the film when available for release. Above all, I ask for your prayers to support this new initiative.

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