LINCOLN (SNR) - “Footprints: The Path of Your Life,” a new documentary about the Way of St. James, will be shown at Marcus Edgewood Theaters in Lincoln beginning April 28.
The film has been endorsed by bishops throughout Europe and the United States including Bishop James Conley.
“Our Life in Christ is a pilgrimage, a journey of faith,” he said. “It involves faith and sacrifice. It is done in community with others in Christ. Through such a documentary, the seeds of faith might be replanted in Europe, and be strengthened in America and other places. It would be a fountain of graces for those taking part in the Way of Saint James.”
Bishop Conley made the Way of St. James pilgrimage in 2012 with Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, N.M., and priests.
In the summer of 2014, Father Sergio Muñoz Fita of St. Anne Parish in Gilbert, Ariz., led a group of 10 young men – most in their 20s – on a centuries-old pilgrimage in Spain. Together, they walked for more than 500 miles over 40 days. A camera crew followed them on their journey and produced the documentary “Footprints: The Path of Your Life.”
They traveled on the Way of St. James, a large network of pilgrimage routes that stretch hundreds of miles across Spain and other parts of Europe. It is one of the oldest and most popular Christian pilgrimages.
“I was looking for a conversion, a change of life, strength to be able to start anew… to be a better son of God and to have time to put my life in order,” Father Fita said. Some of the men said they went on the pilgrimage to search for the meaning of life while others said they went to find God’s will for them.
After a year-long effort by St. Anne’s chapter of Catholics in Action, the film, Produced by Infinito Mas Uno, was completed and shown at Harkins Theaters in the Chandler Fashion Center mall in October and November. A contract agreement has been reached with Netflix for online distribution of the film once the national theatatrical release is completed.
“Footprints: The Path of Your Life” has already been shown in three countries, including Spain, Colombia and Paraguay.