Sister Rose makes PEOPLE magazine!

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At the press screening for NOAH last week at Paramount Studios Sr Jennifer and I sat next to PEOPLE magazine writer Alynda Wheat and her sweet mother (we spent the wait time talking Candy Crush strategy). After we chatted about the film - now look! We have a date to go to the press screening for Exodus come autumn. This is in the April 14, 2014 issue.I know ALL of you read PEOPLE magazine so you probably saw this already. (My sister Libby sent me a message that she'd seen it though we knew … [Read more...]

“The Redemption of the Prosecutor” first in Lenten Film Series

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 Today is Ash Wednesday and our Lenten Film Series from the INNetwork begins! I will post these every week. You can also visit the INNetwork (Ignatian News Network) each week as well. If you go to The INNetwork on your mobile device you can downtown the app and receive notifications each time a new Lenten film goes up.Bring your journal or a notebook to reflect on the questions that emerged from the Scriptures and the film/interview. This series if good for high … [Read more...]

What are Cinema Divina & Media Mindfulness? Find out on our Webathon page

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Over the past week we Daughters of St Paul of the US/Toronto province have been engaged in a novena online Webathon to raise much needed funds to continue and develop our ministry of communicating God's Word to all people using today's modern media. Each day of the Journey of Discovery Webathon has a theme that reflects prayer and one of the many aspects of our apostolate. There is also a place where anyone can submit their prayer intentions which we take very much to heart in our … [Read more...]

My interview with actor Michael Harney “Orange is the New Black” and other things

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In September I had the honor to interview the actor Michael Harney. You have seen him in many films (Erin Brockovich) and television shows (Deadwood, NYPD Blue, Weeds) and now, "Orange is the New Black". In this interview Michael talks about his vocation as an actor, husband, and father. He reveals a deep Catholic faith and passion for acting, as well as his struggles with alcoholism, joys as a father, and long-lasting ties to the Jesuits.Here is the first segment of our interview on the IN … [Read more...]

Where are the irises gone? An Easter poem with greetings from Sr. Rose

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 Are the irises deadHave they lost their bloom?Are they shrunken and shriveledAre they gone so soon? Is their deep purple lessAnd their curl no more?Have the irises droopedTaking color from my world? Or do they liveIn rich purple blues?Do they sand alertCatching spring’s early dew? First the bold crocus breaksHard winter’s dirtThen the scented hyacinthWith springtime flirts And my irises s … [Read more...]

What is Cinema Divina?

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Cinema Divina: Spiritual Development through Contemporary FilmOne of the most spiritually powerful essays I have ever read is “To Fall in Love with the World: Individualism and Self-Transcendence in American Life” by John M. Staudenmeier, S.J. (Institute of Jesuit Studies, May 1994). The author asks: “How can we respond to the call of faith and live committed to something other than our individual selves without an impossibly violent rejection of our culture?” In his cultural analysis Staude … [Read more...]

American Bible Challenge

"The American Bible Challenge" premieres on the Game Show Network tonight - Photo (c) GSN

When I first heard of the Game Show Network's idea for a new game show, I wondered: How is it no one ever thought of it before? There is so much material in the scriptures that if the producers play it right, they could have many seasons. It could be a way to bring Christians together around the Word.On the set of Game Show Network's "The American Bible Challenge" with host Jeff Foxworthy. ((c) GSN)This hourlong show that tests Bible knowledge is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy ("Are You S … [Read more...]

War Horse review

Among the many themes that emerge or converge in the films of director, producer, writer Steven Spielberg are lonely children and war, specifically World War II. From the kids in “E.T”: the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) to the Oscar-winning “Schindler’s List” (1993),  a black and white film but viewers may remember the little Jewish girl in a red coat, waiting for transport to the Nazi death camps. And from “The Color Purple” (1985) for which he deserved an Oscar, to one of my personal favorite’s, th … [Read more...]

Sister Rose YouTube Channel

A few weeks ago I began reviewing current films for American Catholic.orgIt is the online, continually updated version of St. Anthony Messenger.I am also doing a weekly "Faith & Media: segment for American Catholic Radio on the Franciscan Media siteStop by and visit!!Here's my review of the new Harry Potter film.To subscribe to these weekly updates, visit http://www.Youtube.com/sisterroseACO  … [Read more...]


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