Video Divina

Video Divina 2018-2019 - Holy, Holy, the Holy One: The human journey to Wholeness

This year in his film series, theologian, film scholar, and Associate Pastor of St. Monica’s Parish, Fr. Lloyd Baugh, S.J. looks at films that consider how God, The Holy One, YHWH and the deities of Buddhism, invite their believers to risk undertaking the wonderful and mysterious journey towards the holiness which is wholeness.

This years movies are shown on Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in the Parish Rectory. The dates for this years movies are:
  • 2018: September 21, October 19, November 9, and December 7
  • 2019: January 25, February 22, April 26, and May 17

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

City businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the revered local teacher. He finds his elderly mother insisting that all the traditional burial customs be observed, despite the fact that times have changed. The people of the village must carry his father's body through a snow-storm back to the village, along "the road home".

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

A quiet, solitary man, Olivier is a carpentry master in a school where troubled juveniles undergo social rehabilitation. The arrival of a new sixteen-year-old student, Francis, makes the teacher uneasy. The teenager tells Olivier that he would like to join his carpentry workshop, and although, at first, Olivier refuses the boy’s request, finally he gives in and lets Francis join the group. Gradually, an ambiguous relationship develops between the teacher and student, and the young apprentice asks Oliver if he will become his tutor.