"The 13th Day" Tells Story of Fatima

SAN FRANCISCO, OCT. 27, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A new film on Mary’s apparitions in Fatima is being offered with an advance screening program for groups before the DVD is available to the public in North America.

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“The 13th Day” tells the true story of the May 13 – Oct. 17, 1917, apparitions to Lucia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The film is based on the memoirs of Lucia after she became a nun.

Ignatius Press, the North American distributor of the film, is offering dioceses, parishes, schools and other organizations an opportunity to show “The 13th Day” before it is available to the public.

Anthony Ryan, director of marketing for Ignatius Press, said that “special viewings of the film are particularly impactful for catechesis and faith formation, as well as for basic, family-friendly entertainment.”

Organizations that participate in the advance screening program purchase a one-year license, allowing them to show “The 13th Day” as often as they want over a year. Promotional materials such as posters, event planning guides, customizable postcard invitations, Our Lady of Fatima prayer cards and T-shirts are included. Special features on the DVD include optional Spanish subtitles, a 24-page companion Collector’s Booklet, as well as interviews with key Fatima experts.

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More information: www.the13thdaymovie.com

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