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.”
Over 170 Jesuit alums were in attendance to hear Kevin Willer on October 27, 2014 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Kevin is a partner at Chicago Ventures, and previously CEO of 1871, and co-founder of the Google Chicago Office.
“What’s going to happen to me? Where will I sleep? Will I be kidnapped? Will people understand me? Will they even care to try?” With these questions in mind, thirty dollars and a one-way bus ticket in his pocket, Dan Dixon, SJ prepared to embark on a month-long pilgrimage. This is his story.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life Fr. Bill Harmless, S.J., who was called to eternal life on October 14, 2014. Bill died suddenly and unexpectedly while out for an evening walk. He was 61 years old, a Jesuit for 36 years, and a priest for 27 years.
In June, 2015, Adam DeLeon, SJ, will be ordained a Jesuit priest, the culmination of a journey that began a decade ago. Eric Immel, SJ, began his own formation as a Jesuit when he joined the Society of Jesus as a novice in 2011. In these reflections, they recall experiences that changed the way they looked at themselves-- and at the world.
The Photographic Society of America, a world-wide organization with 6000 members, presented Don Doll, S.J., with their highest photojournalism award at a banquet held in Albuquerque, NM, on October 3rd.