Father Nelson Baker featured in EWTN “They Might Be Saints” television series; filming started this week in Lackawanna


LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A television crew from EWTN was in Lackawanna Wednesday filming an episode of “They Might Be Saints” featuring Buffalo native Father Nelson Baker. The show highlights men and woman of faith who are on the path to sainthood. 

“Today we started our day of interviews. So, we’ll be interviewing seven different people who will appear in the program,” said Michael O’Neill “Miracle Hunter”. “We’ll also be doing a re-creation where we’ll have actors in costumes. We’ll be filming b-roll and this beautiful place and the shrine will be captured as well.” 

Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma says identifying miracles is key to Father Baker’s path to sainthood.

“He’s a man of tremendous faith. A very humble man, who for 60 years served here,” said LiPuma , Pastor and Rector, OLV National Shrine & Basilica. “Everything he did was for others, especially for the poor and the abandoned. He took care of orphans, he took care of troubled youth, he took care of unwed mothers, he built a hospital.”

Filming will continue throughout Thursday and Friday. The episode on Father Baker is expected to air in Feb. 2022. https://www.ewtn.com/tv/shows/they-might-be-saints https://www.olvbasilica.org/

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