Harmony in Faith

Aired 2011-12. Produced by Oblate Media and Communication; Produced with funding from the Catholic Communication Campaign This Program travels from coast-to-coast with images of Asian celebrations, including: a Korean celebration at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC; a Filipino celebration in San Francisco; a multi-cultural “Chautauqua” in Bay Point, CA; and the Vietnamese “Marian Days” where some 40,000 attend this spectacular event held annually at the former Oblate Novitiate in Carthage, MO.

We also hear personal stories of faith and struggle: a Vietnamese refugee who spent three weeks crossing the sea in a small boat before landing in Malaysia where he was held in a detention camp for seven years; a leader of the Kmhmu community in Oakland tells of their struggles with language and poverty, and a deacon with the Tongan community talks about raising children in a new culture so different from the “island ways.”

Lea Salonga, Tony Award-winning star of the long running Broadway musical, Miss Saigon hosts the program.