Tonight we begin our new film series at our Toronto Pauline Book & Media Centre. We’re excited to be offering something unique this year, launching from our usual Faith & Film approach.
Cinema Divina is based on the movements of the familiar prayer, Lectio Divina, which means “Sacred Reading.” Together, we will prayerfully read passages from Sacred Scripture and one of our great Catholic spiritual writers, and then watch the chosen film attentively. After the film, we will reflect together and enter into dialogue, prayer, and action about the cinematic experience and the Scriptural themes it highlights. This approach is very similar to what we’ve been doing at our Faith & Film Nights–actually, it retains all the elements, but shifts the focus to prayer and spiritual growth.
Attached is the color flyer, and following that is a typed up list of upcoming films and dates (with the exception of January’s theme, to be announced). We hope you can join us! For more information, please feel free to call our Pauline Book & Media Centre: 416-781-9131.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Mark 10 & Luis Martinez
What do I think of when I hear talk about “God’s will”?
Monday, October 24, 2011 (Note that film is a week early, to avoid conflicts with Oct. 31)
The King’s Speech
Exodus 3-4 & John Henry Newman
What does it take to find your voice?
Monday, November 28, 2011
Acts 12 & Teresa of Avila
What are my deep-down desires?
(There will be no Cinema Divina held in December)
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Young Victoria
Are personal integrity and justice possible in the real world?
Monday, February 27, 2012
2 Tim 2 & Thomas à Kempis
What do you do when you find yourself caught between ideals?
Monday, March 26, 2012
Of Gods and Men
Micah 6 & Jean Pierre de Caussade
Where do I find strength and peace in the moment by moment decisions of life?
Monday, April 30, 2012
Matthew 18 & John of the Cross
How do you get back on track when your dreams crumble?
Monday, May 28, 2012
Matthew 7 & Catherine of Siena
Is forgiveness a sign of weakness or strength?