VITAMIN D for DRAMA — The Blog Page
What a gift to have a new form of contribution and talent from our year-long contributor, Marianna Bartholomew from the greater Chicago area. From her long association with (the mission supporting) Extension Magazine, and then for the period of time Marianna has been with us, she has taken us into ‘mission territories’ from the Dakotas to Louisiana.
Marianna is the winner of six national Catholic Press Association Journalism Awards and Chicago’s 1993 Cardinal’s Communications Award for Professional Excellence. Her articles have appeared in EXTENSION Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Digest and in Chicago’s Catholic New World and other diocesan newspapers across the nation. Former Managing Editor of Catholic home mission EXTENSION Magazine, Bartholomew has traveled to and reported on conditions in the poorest, most isolated pockets of our nation, from Louisiana’s Cajun communities and Appalachia’s hollows to Montana’s remote Indian missions. Blessed to be a wife and homeschooling mother of three, she now teaches in a homeschool cooperative, freelance writes from her Chicago area home, and is completing her first novel for young adults.
For this Catholic Vitamin D for Drama – Marianna connected with a beautiful young actress – still in her teens. Her name is Emma Santschi, and she truly sounded like a saint in the making during Marianna’s interview with Emma. Emma has portrayed the Blessed Virgin Mary in a Lenten-oriented play performed by this Chicago area acting troop. But Emma has appeared in other performances and if she sticks with acting, she will likely become an accomplished and widely acclaimed performer.
“A Perfect Lenten Meditation”
In addition to the Lenten oriented passion play, you can find a number of shows that this acting group has done. Their website address is:
In case you’d like to know more, you can find further information about the Little Flowers Troupe at these links: