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'Powerful New Film' The Greatest Miracle Opens Today

Bishop Ricken of Green Bay calls it 'a unique look at the Mass'

Contact: Tim Lilley, 678-990-9032, TLilley@MaximusMG.com; Kevin Wandra, 678-990-9032, KWandra@MaximusMG.com

ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Greatest Miracle, rated PG, opens today in 63 cities across the country. A list of opening cities and theaters is available now at the movie's website. The Most Rev. David Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisc., calls it a "powerful new film," noting that the 3D animated feature "helps us better grasp the spiritual forces at play in our daily lives."

The Greatest Miracle tells a story of hope and faith set against the backdrop of mysterious spirits and a religious service many have come to take for granted. In the movie, three people 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. What they experience during that Mass changes all of their lives forever.

"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 humans are incapable of perceiving with our earthly senses," Bishop Ricken said. "May we take from The Greatest Miracle an exhortation to participate more fully and more regularly in the Mass -- a tremendous gift to the Church and indeed, to all humanity."

The Greatest Miracle is directed by Bruce M. Morris. He is the visual writer of the animated hits Pocahontas and Hercules, and earned an Academy Award® nomination for his work on 2009's The Princess and the Frog.

Oscar®-nominee Mark McKenzie, who orchestrated the score for Dances with Wolves, wrote the score for the film, which earned the 2011 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score -- Independent Film/Short/Documentary. McKenzie's work also includes Men in Black, Spiderman and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Strong themes of evil make the PG film unsuitable for all ages. Parental discretion is advised.

For more information, or to request an interview with producer Pablo Jose Barroso, please contact Tim Lilley (TLilley@MaximusMG.com) or Kevin Wandra (KWandra@MaimxusMG.com) of The Maximus Group at 678-990-9032.