21st December 2016
What to expect from Silence
Shūsako Endō's novel Silence, the story of Jesuit missionaries in Japan, is rich with questions and Ignatian themes – Frances Murphy suggests what viewers should look out for in Scorsese's film.
3rd August 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Old dog, new tricks
If you're looking for a way to help children understand the Beatitudes, which we hear in the gospel reading on All Saints' Day, our Beatitudes on Film series might be just the ticket!
23rd July 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Light bulb!
St Augustine tells us that ‘the children of God are peacemakers’ – how do the children of Gru in 'Despicable Me' help us to make sense of this idea?
8th July 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Our adventure on Earth
Pardon the pun, but the way in which 'E.T.' speaks to the alienation that many children feel can help them to understand what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness, says Tim Byron SJ.
2nd July 2015
Beatitudes on Film: A magical treasure hunt
Friday 18 June: Jesus's words in today's gospel will be very familiar to fans of Harry Potter! How can Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince aid our understanding of one of the Beatitudes?
25th June 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Let (it) go, let God
1 Nov: If you want to explore the gospel reading for the feast of All Saints - the Beatitudes - with children, our Beatitudes on Film series can help!
12th June 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Being the ‘bigger’ person
How can Hiro’s story in Disney's 'Big Hero 6' encourage children to be merciful and to recognise when mercy is shown to them, by God and by others?
4th June 2015
Beatitudes on Film: Love lifts us Up
Through the tears that inevitably flow during any viewing of this Oscar-winner, John Quinn finds an animated illustration of the solace offered to those who mourn and of the response that is required.
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