LAE Productions recently completed documentary “A Legacy of Love – Henriette Delille and The Sisters Of The Holy Family” premiered on WLAE-TV the Sunday before Thanksgiving and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. “A Legacy of Love…” was produced and written by Gabriel Award – winning producer, Jan Gross and edited by Emmy Award-winning editor, Carolina Loreto. Serving as cinematographer was Gino Kalkanoglu.
The documentary tells the story of how Henriette Delille and two friends gave their lives to God and began a work that survived the ravages of racism, war, and time. It’s the story of all the women who followed and the lives that were forever changed because of them. Nearly 175 years ago in New Orleans – years before the civil war, these three young free women of color stood up. It was not for freedom, not for prosperity, not for themselves. They stood up to kneel down – to serve at the feet of Jesus. They just wanted to be nuns. Not even permitted to wear a habit, these women stepped into a life of poverty and humility taking care of and educating those that society had cast aside. Often starving, sometimes homeless, they saw their own suffering as a blessing.
Produced in conjunction with The Archdiocese of New Orleans, the documentary joins a long list of notable projects that have been recently released by LAE Productions. Serving as executive producers of “A Legacy Of Love…” were Ron Yager, Ed Marshall and Jim Dotson.