Here We Are ~ Splinters of Humanity / Fragments of Divinity: Encountering God in Film

Start Date:
Sunday, June 18, 2023
End Date:
Friday, June 23, 2023
Location:
The Maryknoll Sisters Center
Rogers Building
10 Pinesbridge Road
Ossining, NY 10562
We are created in the image and likeness of God. Yet, we often get embroiled in the ups and downs and crises of life that surround us. With wars, turmoil in our relationships, boredom and emptiness – we can feel immersed in darkness and loss in confusion. Humans – ever hungry for God –grope and hope through life. The prophet Isaiah reminds us of God’s presence within the darkness: “I will give you the treasure of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so you will know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” – Is. 45:3. In this Program, we will view and discuss films that summon and inspire the spark of the Divine living within the fragments of our human condition.

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Resource Person: Rev. Larry Lewis, MM, PhD, ordained in 1975, served as a pastoral counselor in Taipei, Taiwan; taught American literature, family psychology and film at Wuhan University of  Technology, Wuhan, China; was Rector of Maryknoll Seminary and for 20 years co-coordinated the China Educators & Formators Project. He has offered retreats and workshops throughout China, served at the Cenacle Retreat Center, Ronkonkoma, NY and worked in Maryknoll’s Office of Society Personnel. He is now a spiritual minister at Maryknoll, NY and has an active retreat ministry. Author of The Misfit: Haunting the Human-Unveiling the Divine (Orbis Books, 1997).