Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Things To Do, Places to Go This Fall

Today we welcome Sr. Marie Paul Curley, FSP as our guest blogger. She is dropping in from her own little neck of the net-woods: Windows to the Soul, the lovely Pauline blog she has authored since 2008. Sr. Marie Paul has put together a list of Fall events "to die for", if you are a lay Pauline, a communicator, or both.
There are so many cool upcoming Catholic media events that I wanted to highlight them here for you:

JP2 Inter-Faith Film Festival

The upcoming JP2 Inter-Faith Film Festival, held in Miami, FL, from October 8-17, 2015, is coming up! If you love films and want to support the development of faith-based films, this is a great endeavor to get involved in and spread the word about. I’m delighted to share the news that our very own Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story will be screening at the festival this fall! For more information, visit their gofundme site, or their film festival site.  Here you can find a listing of films in the festival this year. Here is a little more about the festival from their website:

The JP2 Inter-Faith Film Festival (formerly the John Paul II International Film Festival) has been a sensation since its 2009 inauguration. Inspired by John Paul II’s letter to artists (read it HERE) and his inter-religious and unifying efforts, the festival has screened over 125 films (156 if you include our upcoming lineup!) that uphold human dignity and explore the undeniable human journey that defines us.

Chicago Premiere of Media Apostle: the James Alberione Story

For those living near Chicago, here’s an announcement about the free premiere screening of my favorite documentary of 2015! (Note that admission is free, but a reservation is needed! RSVP to Sr. Helena Burns. 

Join the Daughters for the Chicago premiere of Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story, a film about the priest who loved our media world.

This takes place on Sunday, October 25 11am-2pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL. There will be a reception 2-3pm at Pauline Books and Media, 172 N. Michigan Ave, two blocks from the Gene Siskel Film Center.







The Catholic Writers Guild Annual Writers Retreat

The Catholic Writers’ Guild is offering their retreat for writers this year. Personally, I would love to go to this some year.

This writers' retreat is being held October 25-29 at the St. Francis Retreat and Conference Center, 703 E. Main Street, DeWitt, Michigan 48820.

Check it out if you need wonderful writing fellowship and a writing get-away!




Clay Pots: Finding the Treasure: A weekend retreat for communication arts professionals

And finally, time is winding down for registration for our Communicators Arts Professional Retreat, October 9-11 at St. Thecla's Retreat House in Billerica, MA. If you are interested, make sure you check it out today! (Feel free to email Sr. Marie Paul Curley with questions.)


Marie Paul Curley, FSP,  is an author, screenwriter, and video producer, who daily embraces the challenge of inspiring others through her creative efforts… even when she does not feel inspired.  Her passions include: contemplating the Eucharistic Master, Way, Truth, and Life; the writings of Saint Paul; exploring the connection between faith and art, especially Story; the spirituality of Blessed James Alberione; and imitating Christ the perfect Communicator in her life and in her writing. But above all, she is a Catholic sister, a member of the Daughters of Saint Paul—an amazing group of women who enthusiastically commit their energies to communicating the love of Christ worldwide through every form of media and every aspect of our lives.

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