A Story of Redemption and Forgiveness

Aug 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

“I sing a song of the saints of God…and one was a prophet, and one was a priest, and another was slain by a fierce wild beast…”

This famous hymn by Lesbia Scott that so many love to sing highlights the role of “saints” in our everyday lives – those “saints on earth” that help us travel through life with the help of the Divine. Our summer faith and film series “Celluloid Saints” will delve in to the lives of everyday saints and how their extra-ordinariness is the stuff of real life faith!

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. This is a story of redemption and forgiveness even in the face of unthinkable obstacles – even from The Church! Come discover Philomena – a celluloid saint for our time.

Nominated for both Oscars and Golden Globes for Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actress and Best Screenplay.
Rated 93% Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes

BYOB. Bring your own beer, wine or soda and experience the places where pop culture meets our faith. We will watch a current film followed by a discussion about themes of morality, faith, and humanity.

While our license provides inexpensive access to a wide range of current and big studio films – we are limited in our ability to market the film title outside of our own network. Please call us (781.395.3360) or email (office@sanctuaryucc.org) for the film title.

Sanctuary UCC

458 High St, Medford, MA 02155 United States 

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    Sanctuary UCC
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    The Medford Film Collaborative is a coalition of community organizations in Medford Massachusetts who share a passion for film.
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