Sr. Orianne explores a surprising and powerful connection between an iconic scene of "Your Name" and the reality of our own baptismal names.
In Episode One of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," the Empire tracks Jedi, Obi-Wan by following his good deeds. The Grand Inquisitor tells how best to detect an escaped Jedi: “compassion leaves a trail.” Oh, that we would leave such a trail.
If you've never heard of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, you're not alone. A saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the story of Saint Nektarios is told in the new film "Man of God," in theaters one night only, March 28, 2022. A wonderful inspiration for the Lenten Season. Hope you can go!
A reflection on the 56th World Communications Day Message by Pope Francis, "Listening with the ear of the heart."
Blessed Carlo Acutis was only fifteen years old when he died of leukemia in 2006. Yet this teenager made a huge impact on his community, living out holiness in our modern world. He had a gift for turning the most ordinary tasks into acts of love--including the way he used technology. Sr. Allison Regina highlights four tips for holy use of media technologies inspired by Carlo.
If you live anywhere near Brooklyn, you'll have to check out the new Emmaus Center which celebrated its grand opening on December 13th. Just like Jesus with the disciples on the road to Emmaus, the new center aims to bring people into contact with Jesus through what is true, good, and beautiful, the arts.
Shang-Chi is a story about family inheritance. Sr. Orianne explores the reality of inheriting both good and bad from those before us, and what it means to hold both in the light of our baptism.
Sr. Orianne Pietra René reflects on the theme of waiting in "Dune" and how it can help us live the Season of Advent.
Duncan Idaho claims that "dreams make good stories, but everything important happens when we're awake." Sr. Allison Regina expounds on the similarities between "Dune's" concept of dreaming and Christianity's. Includes a prayer to Sleeping Saint Joseph.
Initially, I had a less-than-positive view of this film but the more I thought about it, the more I came to realize just how deep this film goes. Read on to see how time and reflection, and a conversation with director Stephen Chbosky, converted me to a fan of "Dear Evan Hansen."
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