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 

Pancake Breakfast to benefit Monsignor Anthony C. Marra Memorial Fund


Members of the planning committee met to discuss plans for the upcoming Pancake and Sausage Breakfast and Basket Raffle to benefit the Friends of the Poor Monsignor Anthony C. Marra Memorial Fund being held at Applebee’s Viewmont Mall on Saturday, Nov  5 from 8 to 10 a.m.

Tickets are $7 dollars and and $4 for children under 10. For information and tickets call Toni DiVizio at 570- 344 -2388 or Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344 3737.