Documentary Honors the Life of Late Monsignor Anthony Marra

Father Marra documentary

Shown at the documentary debut are, from left: John and Rae D. Baldino, Baldino Digital; Meghan Loftus, president and CEO, Friends of the Poor; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, president, St. Joseph’s Center; Toni Ann Divizio, Angeline Manci, and Michael Colangelo, director of dining services, Chartwells, at OLP Residence and IHM Center.

Over 120 family and friends recently gathered at the IHM Center in Scranton for the debut of the documentary Marra: Priest & Prophet, honoring the life of the late Monsignor Anthony C. Marra. 

The film was produced by Baldino Digital, Scranton. The premiere event accepted donations to benefit the Monsignor Anthony C. Marra Memorial Fund at Friends of the Poor, Scranton. Over $3,900 was raised in support of the fund used to provide activities for underprivileged children in the area. 

Monsignor MarraMarra: Priest and Prophet examined the life of the late monsignor from his earliest days at Our Lady of Grace, Hazelton, through his retirement as Pastor Emeritus of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Dunmore. 

As pastor of St. Anthony’s, he commissioned the paintings of modern day saints before many were even canonized including Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Oscar Romero. 

The documentary was narrated by Kim Supon Kelly and featured family members, Angeline Manci, sister of Monsignor Marra; his niece Toni Ann DiVizio, and close family friend, Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM. 

Friends of the Poor, founded in 1986 by the late Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, works to ease the burden of those living in poverty and to enhance the quality of life for all who live in low to moderate income communities. 

Copies of the documentary are available on DVD for a cost of $12. Orders are being accepted online at