The shows we do for schools are some of the hardest, but also the most rewarding. Stories like this make it all worthwhile:
My name is James. I'm in eighth grade. I love acting and I think I might be called to be a priest. After seeing Tolton, I was very moved because that helped kick off my vocation even more.
Tolton was a very impactful play. It made me think about how I really wanted to give the Eucharist to others and help them – not just tell them about Christ but give them Christ as well.
Thanks to your generosity, our movie John of the Cross has been brought to Africa!
We collaborated with Carmelite Father Marie Joseph Dol, OCD in Senegal to produce the French subtitled version of the film. Then we gave him the rights to use it for the formation of priests and young people across the continent, completely free of cost.
Here are a few responses from the friars:
“What I take away from the film is the YES of John of the Cross to the Lord without any looking back.” Leonidas (Togo)
By Patti Defilippis
A few months ago I was agonizing at Mass over something one of my adult kids was going through. I had stepped in to solve a problem, when I wasn’t asked for help.It was just too painful to watch the struggle.
I heard God speak to me – not in audible words, but in my heart. “What are you doing? I am working on this child of yours! By stepping in, you just set back my plan. Just listen, pray and stay out of the way.”
By Jacqueline Cyr
As a Catholic with a passion for the cinema, I didn’t want to compromise my integrity in pursuit of my artistic endeavors. That’s why I attended film school at John Paul the Great Catholic University.
One month before graduation, I discovered the marketing coordinator position at Saint Luke Productions. It felt like the perfect fit.
I came here with hope in my heart – hope to learn, grow, and make a difference in the world.
Lie #1: What I’ve done is so bad that God won’t forgive me.
The Truth: No matter what you’ve done, God is waiting for you. He loves you. Give up your attachment to being especially and uniquely bad, (you’re not) and hand it over to God. He’ll wipe the guilt away!
Lie #2: I’m just going to do it again, so there’s no point in confessing the same thing over and over.
The Truth: Every time you confess it, you get a little stronger, by admitting your weakness. Don’t give up.