The new issue of Legatus Magazine features a story about The Prophet of Our Time, a new documentary about Bl. John Paul II by filmmaker Lannette Turicchi. Mrs. Turicchi, a former head of nontheatrical distribution for DreamWorks SKG, is the wife of the vice chairman of the College’s Board of Governors, R. Scott Turicchi, who served as the film’s executive producer.

The Prophet of Our Time looks at the life and death of Bl. John Paul II from the perspective of some of those who knew him best, starting with Stanisław Cardinal Dziwisz, the late Holy Father’s personal secretary. The documentary also includes interviews with Edmund Cardinal Szoka, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State; Dr. Joaquín Navarro-Valls, former director of the Holy See press office; Franciszek Cardinal Macharski, Archbishop Emeritus of Krakow; and the late Archbishop Pietro Sambi, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

The Legatus story describes many of the obstacles that the Turicchis encountered and overcame to produce this film, and their utter dependence on Divine Providence to see it through to completion. “For me, this was just a very humbling experience,” Mrs. Turicchi tells reporter Judy Roberts. “I had to fight back and forth whether this was what God really wanted me to do. I had doors slammed in my face many times. But when one door slammed, God would open a bigger one. Really, this was a lesson about my own personal faith.”


Posted: February 14, 2013