Saturday, November 2, 2019
Join us for the first in this two film screening and conversation series that stretch our concept of “welcome” and “home” and the significance that listening plays. Each film reflects the role that open-heartedness across cultures has on real people and events.
In 1944, 75,000 Norwegians became refugees in their own country after the German occupants set fire to their homes. This 2018 film interweaves conversations between elderly Norwegians and refugee children from Syria and Sudan remembering their experiences of war and dislocation.
This weekend is marked by All Saints, All Souls, Dia de los Muertos, and other commemorations of those who preceded us in time and space, prompting us to reflect on the blessings that can be offered across cultures and generations when compassion and love are primary.
Mary Kaye Medinger is a lifelong educator, writer, editor, spiritual director and retreat leader with a particular interest in women’s spirituality, especially Mariology. A consociate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, she has spent nearly 40 years in various ministerial positions in parish, diocesan and ecumenical settings.
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