NOEL & Finding God at the Movies

Greetings from Rome! I am in the midst of a 30 day retreat and today is a day of rest so I am pleased to post this information for you: 

Here is a link to a new film – and our choir is in it! Also, it’s coming out on DVD, will be on TV and open in theaters in ten cities at the same time…  

 Read more about it! 

NOEL a film by Chazz Palminteri

A new book (I already posted some information, but here is a web link, too.)   Finding God in the Dark… by John Pungente, SJ  A 30 day retreat with movies… (alas, not the kind I am currently involved in!)  

Take care and I will be back online, God willing, on October 31st.   Best wishes to everyone…. Sr. Rose



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Finding God in the Dark
Taking theSpiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius to the Movies

By John J. Pungente, SJ and Monty Williams, SJ

Film can be profoundly spiritual. This stunning new book uses fifty-two popular films to engage the reader on a significantly personal and transformational journey through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which have, since their establishment in the sixteenth century, influenced countless millions to discover a personal, passionate, and intimate spirituality transforming their lives and cultures.


  • Divided into four parts corresponding with the Four Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises:Part One: Discovering God’s love;Part Two: Channeling energies into a personal relationship with Christ; Part Three: Accompanying Christ’s love in the face of suffering and death; Part Four: Celebrating the triumph of God’s love and working together to transform the world through acts of love
  • Includes a concise, helpful explanation of what the Spiritual Exercises are, and how to make them

John J. Pungente, SJ is a creator and host of the award-winning monthly television show Scanning the Movies, seen on Bravo! Canada. A well-known author, educator, and media literacy specialist, Fr. Pungente is director of the Toronto-based Jesuit Communication Project.

Monty Williams, SJ, a Canadian Jesuit ordained in 1977, is known for his innovative exploration of Jesuit spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises. He is a spiritual and retreat director at Loyola Retreat House, Guelph, Ontario, and teaches at Regis College, University of Toronto.

Paperback / 306 pages / Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ / ISBN: 0819826804
Retail Price: $26.95*1eb18d65ca0023947861e557d89f6fa7db&dbname=products&itemnum=15&function=add
Available November 2004