Friday, July 15, 2016, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join us every Friday night at 6pm in the gym for a potluck dinner followed by a movie about one of the many heroes of our faith. A short discussion will follow each screening. Click on the photo for details and parent guide. Friday, July 15th: Bakhita—from Slave to Saint (Italian--English subtitles)
Bakhita is the story of Josephine Bakhita, a young woman from Sudan, who was kidnapped by slavers and sold to an Italian merchant who took her in and made her a nanny to his daughter. Though she was treated as an outcast she maintained her dignity and was kind and loving to others. Guided by the village priest, she embraces Catholicism and asks to join the Canossian order, but is stymied by her employer, who considers her to be his property. The ensuing legal battle impacts both her freedom, and her decision to become a religious sister.
These sessions are geared to adults and older students. Some films may contain themes or scenes that can be frightening to younger children. Please read each films synopsis and parent guides when making a decision on whether it is appropriate for your child. Information can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1407939/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl