THE WAY (Feature Film) – Martin Sheen stars as a reluctant pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in a film made by his son, Emilio Estevez.
Episode 4 Wednesday, March 26
DESERT WEDDING (Short Indie Film) – A bridezilla’s big day turns out far different than she had so meticulously planned.
Episode 5 Wednesday, April 2
I AM (Feature-length Documentary) – Director Tom Shadyac documents his experience following a serious head injury and how it changed his life.
Episode 6 Wednesday, April 9
JOAN OF ARCADIA(CBS Television Series) – A clip from the first season finds Joan trying to understand why God is asking her to join, of all things, her high school chess club.
Episode 7 Wednesday, April 16
SMALL CHANGE (Short Indie Film) – A small but loving gesture from one young sibling to another gives hope to a family in crisis.
(Chicago/Los Angeles)– The Chicago-Detroit Jesuits, along with the IN Network, an online platform supported by creative media company Loyola Productions, is launching a Lenten Film Series via an original program entitled The INNdustry with Sister Rose. Hosted by Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, this seasonal series features film and TV clips that many will know from mainstream programming to highlight Lenten themes and foster reflection and conversation.“The Lenten Film Series offers viewers a unique, media-driven way to journey through Lent using a variety of TV and film programs as meaningful spiritual guideposts,” said Sr. Rose. “The breadth and depth of the programming across genres and subject matter is inspiring. Loyola Productions has done a wonderful job producing the series that will make Lent more meaningful for those who watch one or all of the episodes.”
Each of the seven episodes includes interviews with the media makers, including writer Barbara Hall (HOMELAND, JUDGING AMY, JOAN OF ARCADIA), director Tom Shadyac (BRUCE ALMIGHTY, LIAR LIAR, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE, I AM), actor Martin Sheen (THE WEST WING, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE WAY), and actor/director Emilio Estevez (BOBBY, THE WAY).
Questions for reflection and commentary are also offered. Premiering online on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, the Lenten Film Series releases six more episodes every Wednesday afterward, taking viewers right up to the Paschal Triduum. The Lenten Film Series is ideal for use in prayer groups, young adult ministry, retreats, classrooms, and individual Lenten preparation for Easter. A promotional video and press kit materials can be viewed here.
“Through the Lenten Film Series with Sr. Rose, we meet the faithful where they are, online and through social media,” says Fr. Eddie Siebert, S.J, executive producer for Loyola Productions. “Pope Francis himself said the Internet is a gift from God that facilitates communication, and we are proud to be offering online Lenten programming that we think Pope Francis would welcome.”
April 3, 2015 – With sustained winds of 160 mph, Super Typhoon Maysak struck the Pacific region this week, causing severe damage throughout Micronesia. More information on the storm damage, with ways to provide urgent help can be found here.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Br. Donald H. Bengert, SJ, who died at 5:20 p.m.on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.
Last month, Jesuit provincials from Canada, the U.S., Central America and Mexico visited the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. “It was very moving to see firsthand this important ministry,” said Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, provincial of the Chicago-Detroit Province Jesuits.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Leon S. Rausch SJ, who was called to eternal life on March 14, 2015. Leon died in the company of his Jesuit brothers at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, WI. He was just shy of ninety-one years old, a Jesuit for sixty-eight years, and a priest for fifty-five years.