Saturday, August 23, 2008

EWTN Special: The Nun

I have been getting spoiled each Saturday evening by EWTN's Global Showcase at 8:00pm. They have some very good programs on, sometimes with captions because they are in foreign languages.

This evening, they featured a film that was made in Sweden, about a girl in a Catholic family who pursues life as a Carmelite nun. It was not in English, but had captions to read. I didn't care, because it was a great film. It shows not only how the girl grew into her vocation once she left home, but how the family was impacted by her vocation. Those who become cloistered Carmelites have such a strong belief in the power of prayer that they devote their lives to it. Any bishop worth his salt, will want such a cloister in his backyard.

I believe EWTN will let you watch this film right online. It shows again in about 5 hours (2am Detroit time, then again on the 28th of August at 1:00pm Detroit time).

See the EWTN Special Programming guide here and look for, "The Nun".

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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!

3 comments:

Esther said...

Thanks for the reminder!

Phil said...

I saw "The Nun" Saturday night - it was beautiful! I'm going to try to record it so a friend can watch it later...her daughter entered a Carmelite convent last summer.

Marta really seems to be one of those people that have that saintly glow about them.

Anonymous said...

I missed it but if it comes on again, let me know. I would really like to see it.