"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art. Art must make perceptible, and as far as possible attractive, the world of the spirit, of the invisible, of God...I turn to you, the artists of the world, to assure you of my esteem and to help consolidate a more constructive partnership between art and the Church." - St. Pope John Paul II, Letter to Artist (12,14), 1999.

As a contributor to CatholicMom.com, the Steward of St. Patrick's Faith Event Ministry, and the Executive Director of Possibility Productions, I am committed to promoting exceptional Catholic arts. For three decades, in artistic and constructive partnership with the Church, Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke Productions, has utilized cinematic and theatrical arts to evangelize more than one million people in the English-speaking world with dramas on the life of Christ and His saints.

The feature film THÉRÈSE, the Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, and the theatrical drama, Thérèse: The Story of a Soul are among the most notable accomplishments and finest works of Luke Films and St. Luke Productions. Thérèse: The Story of a Soul is currently enjoying a successful 2016/2017 National Tour. This inspiring drama is coming to Central California in Merced, the Diocese of Fresno.

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Thérèse: The Story of a Soul

Thérèse: The Story of a Soul, the moving, live production performed by actress Audrey Ahern and directed by Patti Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Patrick's Church in Merced on Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Asian Association of St. Patrick's Church.

In this one-woman performance, Thérèse speaks directly to you, the audience, with humor, grace and humility. Her honest, direct spirituality speaks powerfully to our busy culture, with the encouraging message that anyone can become a saint. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 75 minutes, and is suitable for all ages.

Admission is $20, and proceeds will benefit the Parish Improvement Fund, Fr. Frank Piro Scholarship Fund, and other AASP projects to the homeless. For tickets and additional information, contact St. Patrick's Parish Office at 209-383-3924 or visit www.olmstpatrick.org.

Would you like to bring Thérèse: The Story of a Soul to your community? For more information visit www.theresedrama.com or call 360-687-8029.



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