St. Francis Film Released to ABC-TV for Airing This Month

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A film about the Assisi Pilgrimage will air on ABC–TV affiliates this month. The hour-long documentary is part of the Vision and Values series sponsored by the Interfaith Broadcasting commission, which includes the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Broadcast of the program is at the discretion of local ABC affiliates.

According to a recent announcement, the USCCB will release Assisi Pilgrimage: Walking in Faith With Francis and Clare to ABC-TV affiliates on Sept. 14. It was announced by Fr. Dan Kroger, OFM, CEO and publisher of Saint Anthony’s Messenger Press.

Produced by Franciscan Communications and Feed the Fire Foundation, Assisi Pilgrimage takes viewers on a spiritual journey to the key sites in the lives of Saints Francis and Clare. This hour-long documentary is part of the “Vision & Values” series, sponsored by the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, of which the USCCB is a member. Broadcast of Assisi Pilgrimage, which is close-captioned, is at the discretion of the local ABC station as a public service. Go to: for more information on broadcast dates and times. 

For nearly a millennium, Saints Francis and Clare have offered a message of spiritual nourishment for millions that transcends time, place, race, religion, politics and culture. By blending the experiences of various pilgrimage groups, Assisi Pilgrimage conveys the universal appeal and affect of traveling to these sacred places. 

Franciscan Communications, a part of St. Anthony Messenger Press, is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars (OFM) of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

To purchase a DVD of the program, or for more information, contact, or call 800-488-0488.

The film is being released just months before 2009, when Franciscans around the world will commemorate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order.