During this time of the COVID-19 virus, many people are without the Eucharist, but, there are opportunities where movies can strengthen our desire for the Lord and deepen our understanding of the Word. This time can become a moment for contemplating and praying with "Jesus Films."
During this international pandemic and the necessity of social distancing, we may find ourselves at home as family spending more time together. Sr. Rose suggests: Why not have your own edifying Film Festival? So, here are her suggestions.
The Chosen, the streaming series about the life of Jesus that sets a precedent and explores the humanity of Jesus like no other, touches peoples minds and hearts. We hear from Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays the role of Jesus in the series, to get his take on the effects of his work and how God is using him through his art.
Sometimes the art of film can help us make sense of the pain and darkness of grief that overtakes some people who have lacked the comfort and support of good mentors in their lives. This film shows that redemption is possible and there is life after grief.
Sr. Orianne shares her reflects on the timeless classic by Jane Austen remade into a luscious film by Autumn de Wilde. Emma, to her dismay, is chastised for being too interested in everyone else's business that she cannot see herself and her mistakes. It is a life lesson of conversion, humility and truth for all.
Hollywood is abuzz with the upcoming Oscars. Here are my thoughts on what should win, will probably win, and just an overall review of the Best Picture nominees.
Sr Allison offers a Catholic perspective on violence and video games helping us to look more deeply in our own motivations as well as the motivations of the game creators. This media mindfulness stance helps us to be critical engagers of all our media experiences.
Sr Rose reflects on the tragic loss of basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna along with seven others in a helicopter crash in California.
Sr. Orianne shares with us her love of rap music, but especially reflects on rappers who are trying to communicate something of the Truth of God and how our prayer can make a difference in the popular media culture.
Sr Orianne shares her reflections on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and how this end of a saga reflects the beauty of forgiveness and reconciliation in our lives. Warning! Movie spoilers included.
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within the context of culture,
education, and faith formation.