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5 Non-Saintly Films That Moved Me toward Sanctity

“One problem with our great feast day today is that it can make sanctity seem like something that is the special preserve of a handful of spiritual heroes—and not the ordinary goal of the Christian life. 1,622 more words


"The Martyr Is Not a Person Who Wants to Die ..."

In many churches, especially in the East, one can frequently find icons: images of the face of Jesus or one of the saints, seen as windows to heaven for those who pray before them. 764 more words


Des Hommes et des Dieux [Of Gods and Men] (2010)


I’m beginning to wonder if there is as much of a formula to making European arthouse films as there is to making westerns or horrors or any other formulaic genre picture. 1,084 more words

Film Reviews

a movie Id[e]a - plus two more

Ida is one of the best films I’ve watched in a long time – foreign or otherwise. This one won the BAFTA for the best Film Not in the English Language this year: 132 more words

Thoughts On Living Well

Grace Lee Whitney, Our Favorite Yeoman

The Star Trek Family is in mourning once again. This time for the loss of Grace Lee Whitney, best known to Star Trek fans as Yeoman Janice Rand. 460 more words


Movie Quotes and Wisdom -- #1

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand– there is no going back. 241 more words


Saints of a Different Order

Despite the veil of pre-dawn darkness that covered the area in a stirring stillness, the first light of dawn had illuminated the distant, snowy caps of the High Atlas with a fiery orange glow, and a pink-hued blanket of light spread over the distant hills. 1,485 more words