Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield Are Jesuit Priests In Scorsese’s Latest Project, “Silence”

Martin Scorsese

Plans are moving forward on director Martin Scorsese's ambitious film project Silence.  After several years of delays and litigation, filming is set to begin in September for the epic story about Jesuit missionaries who risked persecution and even death to bring the Gospel to Buddhists in seventeenth-century Japan.Liam Neeson (Schindler's List, Batman Begins, Star Wars: Episode One) will play the role of Jesuit Father Ferreira.  Andrew Garfield (Amazing Spider Man) will play the younger F … [Read more...]

Florida Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Church in U.S.

Foundation for a 337-year-old church uncovered on the grounds of the Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida

In May 2014, an archaeological dig in St. Augustine, Florida, uncovered what experts believe may be the foundation of a 17th century church and friary, the oldest in the United States.The discovery on the grounds of the historic Mission Nombre de Dios ("Name of God") dates back to the 1670s, when the Spanish governor of Florida ordered a church to be erected near the site of a fort which was under construction at the time, the Castillo de San Marcos.The excavation was part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

UPDATES re. the Priests and Nun Kidnapped in Cameroon

Sister Gilberte Bissiere

Things don't look good for the Canadian nun who was kidnapped early Saturday morning in Cameroon, where she worked as a missionary helping those with HIV and AIDS.Several of my readers have asked whether I had any updates on the status of the victims, since I first posted a prayer request on Saturday morning.  Sadly, they've not been located, but additional information has now been published by Britain's Daily Mail.The 80-year-old Canadian nun, who has now been officially identified as … [Read more...]


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