Lenten Movie Series 2020

This is the fifth year for our Lenten Movie Series. Showtime is 7:00pm in Holy Family Hall. Come early, find your seat, bring a pillow and pop the popcorn. When time allows, the movies will be followed by a short discussion or reflection.

March 9
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018 – 108 min.)
This film tells the story of St. Paul, who was known as a ruthless persecutor of Christians prior to his conversion to Christianity. The plot focuses on his becoming a pivotal figure in the formation of the early church before being executed by Emperor Nero in Rome.

March 16
Revolution of the Heart – The Dorothy Day Story (2020 – 57 min.)
How to describe Dorothy Day? Grandmother, anarchist, prophet, journalist, pacifist, saint? This film portrays one of the most extraordinary and courageous women in American history and the history of the Catholic Church.

March 23
For Greater Glory (2012 – 148 min.)
This film tells the story of the 1920s Cristero War in Mexico. The war was the response to the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Many faithful Roman Catholic laity and clergy lost their lives in this civil war. The film is rated R because of violent images.

March 30
Summer in the Forest (2018 – 107 min.)
Jean Vanier, the Catholic philosopher who died in May of 2019 at the age of 90, was the pioneer who founded the international federation of L’Arche Communities. There are now 147 communities in 35 countries. The people of L’Arche Communities taught Vanier that the weakest people in society can inspire and teach the strongest and that every human being is more beautiful than they dare believe.

April 6
The Scarlet and the Black (1983 – 156 min.)
This is a made-for-television historical film starring Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer and Sir John Gielgud. It tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, a real life Irish Roman Catholic priest who saved thousands of Jews and escaped Allied POWs in Rome during the German occupation of Rome in 1943-44.

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