The Greatest Miracle: Movie Review
This will be a quick movie review, as I pull an overnight study session and get ready to finish another semester of graduate school. This film opens Friday.
I had the wonderful opportunity of previewing a unique, uplifting, and inspiring film of hope and faith, which I thoroughly enjoyed — The Greatest Miracle. It is an animated film, focusing in on the graces of the Holy Mass. The Greatest Miracle revolves around the lives of three people who find themselves at the same Catholic Mass because of crises they are struggling to endure. Going to Mass is not new to any of them – but they need assistance to embrace its true meaning. Their guardian angels help them to find this meaning in the Mass. What they experience in that particular Mass changes their lives forever.
The animations are beautiful and the characters in the film are contemporary, true to life, with problems that we can all relate to. The story line will hold your interest and attention. There is also a part of the story that deals with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which is presented in a very interesting and original way. The film is well worth seeing and will spur on a renewed interest and appreciation of the Holy Mass.
In his recent letter of endorsement, the Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, said of this film: “The Greatest Miracle draws the viewer into the Mass by artistically portraying what we as Catholics believe to be taking place, but what we as human beings are incapable of perceiving with our earthy senses. It beautifully depicts the moment of the Consecration as a continuation of Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary, and it celebrates the way in which we “…unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1326)
The Greatest Miracle opens Friday in 3D around the country. This PG-rated, animated film take viewers on a wonderful journey to learn about the miracle that is the Catholic Mass.
You can find the theater near you at the movie’s website.