For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies III

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your co-pilot speaking.  The weather is great from what we can see here in the cockpit, and we are cruising at 24,000 feet now.  Your pilot Webster has asked me to kindly inform you that we have reached the half-way point of our Lenten journey. For dinner tonight, we will be serving penne pasta with smoked salmon and fresh peas along with freshly baked rolls. Just an hour and a half to wait, so hang in there!

Our inflight entertainment this evening is Joan of Arc starring Ingrid Bergman. And I have a confession to make, I have never seen this classic in its entirety. I just never got around to it. It won two Oscars in 1948 for best cinematography and best costumes. We hope you enjoy the show and thanks again for flying YIM Catholic Airlines.

"Vaya con Dios, Leonard; Rest in Peace."

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  • james

    I'll have to netflix this one. I've seen several of the St Joan films and George Bernard Shaw's play but haven't watched this production. It looks beautiful and I love Ingrid Bergman. St Joan is magnificent in her courage,faith and piety especially in the face of her betrayals and abandonment. I just got one of the retablos of her recently featured on YIM. And if you haven't seen it then check out Monsieur Vincent sometime. An austere film it demonstrates the essence of simple charity with great clarity.

  • James, I'm looking forward to sneaking a peek via the monitor in the cockpit!

  • Webster Bull

    I gotta netflix this one too. Joan of Arc, Ingrid Bergman, and Hollywood–an unbeatable combination. "Even if I wear my legs to the knees, I must go!" They don't make movies like this one anymore, not in Hollywood.

  • Maria

    What a line! I liked the most recent version of Joan of Arc though the reviews weren't great. I thought the woman who played Joan was tremendous. But Ingrid Bergman could do anything. How I love Joan of Arc. Enjoy, Frank.

  • Joan of Arc with Leelee Sobieski is one of my favorite movies of all time…I can't make it through it without crying. Don't know if that's the most recent one that Maria mentioned or not. My husband and I gave up TV and Movies for Lent so I can't watch this until after! Bummer!

  • I am convinced that there is something absolutely vital to the renewal of the Christian West in the concept of chivalry – both for men andwomen. St. Joan is a sublime model.FYI, I am blessed to belong to Corpus Christianum, as the website says, "an international Private Association of the Faithful, open both to men and women, dedicated to praying for a renewal of Christendom."Marian in character and guided by a Catholic chivalrous spirit, Corpus Christianum members pray daily for the following key points:- The renewal, unity, and spread of Christendom- The Supreme Pontiff and all priests/religious- The protection of Christians around the world- The restoration of the family- The conversion of sinners and the sanctification of all peopleIt costs nothing – just everything. Consider joining our merrie band!

  • Athos: I'll take a look, thanks.