Thursday, February 7, 2008

Arcadia Films - Parable

The guest on tonight's Life on the Rock were the young cast members and Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
The highly acclaimed thirty half-hour weekly prime time series for youth, produced in docudrama format for broadcast by EWTN, the Catholic Global Network (120 million homes worldwide). Twenty young people go on retreat with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at their Blessed Sacrament Monastery, an oasis of peace, solitude and prayer, set within a bombed out ghetto of Newark, New Jersey. There they dialogue on the parables of Jesus in light of their own experience. Into the retreat come twenty-four saints of history including Augustine, Teresa of Avila, Bernard of Clairvaux, Catherine of Siena (played masterfully by professional stage and screen actors from New York and Hollywood). In the saints’ own words, they dramatically reflect on the meaning of Christ’s own words for our moral and spiritual life. Into the retreat also come four contemporary spiritual masters, priests who share their own contemplative insights into parables such as the Sower, Prodigal Son, Good Samaritan, Treasure and Pearl, Wicked Husbandman etc. The series is designed to bring its youthful viewers into a personal encounter with Jesus in and through his inspired word.
Arcadia Films

After the LOTR show, EWTN showed Parable. It was a wonderful 1/2 hour show geared toward the young people. There were lively discussions and sharing of their personal lives. You also see the saints come alive as they talk about certain topics such as humility.

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