Video Divina

Video Divina 2017-2018 - Come and See: Ikons of Love in Contemporary Movies

In his recent encyclical, The Joy of Love, Pope Francis speaks convincingly and beautifully of the primacy of Love in human life. Recent cinema offers us a striking variety of movies that courageously examine the multi-faceted experience of Love: its redeeming power; its moral impact; the challenge and struggle it calls us to; the sacrifice and pain it demands; the satisfaction and hope it provides; the fullness of joy and life it offers.

This years movies are shown on Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM in the Parish Rectory. The dates for this years movies are:
2017: September 22, October 20, November 10, and December 8
2018: February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 8

Join theologian, film scholar and Associate Pastor of Saint Monica’s Parish, Fr. Lloyd Baugh, S.J.

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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Starring: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Daniel Tovar, and Alan Chávez

Living in splendid isolation in “La Zona,” heavily-walled and guarded gated community in Mexico City, Alejandro has little idea of what goes on outside his privileged life. However, he catches a fateful glimpse – on his 18th birthday – when several poor teenagers break into “La Zona” to steal from the wealthy residents. But their plans tragically unravel when an elderly woman accidently is killed. As the community forms a violent mob of vigilantes to find the criminals, Alejandro discovers one of them, a boy his age, hiding in his basement. Their brief but critical meeting compels a reflection on very timely moral, religious and social issues.​