Media Apostle Fr James Alberione Story
"Fr. Alberione is an inspiration for anyone in media, and specifically those of us in Catholic media. The challenges we face do not diminish our mandate to share the Good News."
Bonnie Rodgers, Director of Marketing and Programming, The CatholicTV Network
On the night between the nineteenth and twentieth century, during Eucharistic Adoration, then-seminarian James Alberione had a vision that would change his life and the lives of countless others. After his ordination, Alberione set the example for Catholics looking to evangelize the world using the media. Never content to stay with what was common to the time, he and his Pauline family-the ten religious congregations and institutions which Alberione founded consisting of bishops, priests, brothers, sisters, and laity numbering more than 10,000 in over sixty countries-pushed the boundaries of communications and media to bring the Catholic message.
With parts filmed on-location in Rome, and Alba in northern Italy, Media Apostle: The James Alberione Story is a glimpse into the life of Father James Alberione who was beatified by Saint John Paul II in 2003.
"Bl. James Alberione's prophetic vision years ago has paved the way for the Church's presence in media today, and it also is an essential voice and foundation for all of the Church's efforts in the area of media and communications. An excellent documentary on one of the Church's great ambassadors of communication."
Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation
Follow Blessed James Alberione's journey from farm boy to media evangelizer in this intriguing 50-minute documentary. With input from members of his Pauline family from around the world, Media Apostle portrays the life and mission of this holy man who Saint John Paul II called, "the first apostle of the New Evangelization."
"A beautiful and fitting tribute to Blessed James Alberione—the man who, along with the Pauline Family, anticipated the springtime of the New Evangelization."
Very Reverend Robert Barron Founder, Word on Fire Creator of the Catholicism Series
"An entrepreneur, filmmaker, visionary and saint who refused to stay behind communication's cutting edge. A true inspiration for artists and media apostles."
Ryan O'Connell, Filmmaker, Life Teen International
"With entertainment, news and social platforms playing a bigger role in our lives than ever before, Fr. Alberione's wisdom about media production and consumption is more prophetic than ever."
Fr. Jonathan Morris, SiriusXM Catholic Channel