By Seekers in Films, Reflections & Meditations on 27 January 2013 at 12:51pm
Having watched the stage musical Les Misérables five times, the film was brilliant and I would encourage you to go see it, if you haven't done so already. However, this is not going to be a film review, but a reflection on how evolving Faith can be and despite having watched the musical five times, the Catholic undertones never stood out for me before.
Granted the first time I watched the stage production was back in 1994 (aged 11) and the second was 1996 (13), then the subsequent three times were in 1999 (16), 2002 (18) and 2003 (19). So I was relatively young, and hadn't fully embraced my Catholic Faith. It was really in my twenties that I fully understood that I needed to live out my Catholic Faith, not just merely attend mass on a Sunday. Perhaps, this was the key into finally noticing, what I had overlooked in my youth, how deeply Catholic 'Les Mis' truly is.
By Lilian in Films on 29 April 2010 at 3:22pm
Have you ever wondered what life is like in a closed order? Where silence is maintained at all hours of the day apart from during prayer, mass and recreation time. A life remaining within cloistered walls, where you only leave to see a doctor or a dentist?
After ten years of correspondences, Michael Whyte the director of "No Greater Love," was given unprecedented access. He films the routine of the Order of Carmelite Nuns, who reside at the monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, in London’s Notting Hill.
By Sarah in Films on 9 April 2010 at 11:26pm
After watching Lourdes with some of the other seekers, a few questions seem to arise. The film centres around the character of Christine, a young woman crippled by multiple sclerosis as she and the rest of her tour group (an eclectic mix of pilgrims of all shapes and sizes) make the pilgrimage to the infamous site of St. Bernadette's visions of Mary in Lourdes.