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Lent Goes to the Movies

Finding God through Film

by (author) John Pungente & Monty Williams

with Neil Andersen

Initial publish date
Mar 2022
Worship & Liturgy
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
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Film is a parable we contemplate. It is a way for God to speak to us. Parables do not tell us what to do; they present a story that mirrors our concerns and so brings us face to face with ourselves. In this way, when we watch a film and ask what God is telling us, our values connect with what God values and there is communication. Lent Goes to the Movies is designed to facilitate a personal and transformative journey through this key liturgical season. You can use the book on your own or in a group, parish, school or pastoral centre. For each week of the season, there are three choices for adult groups and one for younger viewers with a specially written exercise for them. Each week begins with a reflection followed by a choice of four movies, one of which is suitable for younger audiences. Each movie begins with its own reflection, a film synopsis, and reflection and discussion questions. For Advent, try Advent Goes to the Movies.

About the authors

John Pungente's profile page

MONTY WILLIAMS, SJ is an internationally acclaimed spiritual director and retreat leader. Along with John Pugente, he is the author of the award-winning book Finding God in the Dark II (Novalis 2009), as well as Stepping into Mystery (Novalis 2012). He teaches at Regis College in Toronto.

Monty Williams' profile page

Neil Andersen's profile page

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