Thursday, August 31, 2006

Die Grosse Stille

Saving me from thinking for myself, Fr PF - who was at the same showing as me - has written a good review of Die Grosse Stille.

I thought it was a beautiful film, and I'd very much like to see it again. I had an interesting experience while watching it, as I was with a blind friend and was roped into service as an audio describer, whispering as quietly as I could what was going on. Watching a film for someone else makes one think differently. Visually it was a slow and contemplative film, dwelling on each image at length - often one would see a door or window for a while, then something would 'happen' through it - monks walking past - then the camera would stay on the same shot for some time. Very beautiful. And rather hard to describe!

Pax et bonum omnibus!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Into Great Silence

Has anyone seen this highly talked about documentary by Phillip Groening? Apparently it is excellent, and if the trailer is anything to go by, it is a must see Catholic film.

It would be great, if you have seen it, if you could write a review for those of us who have to wait for it to be released at the art-house cinemas in our land-down-under...

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Fiat lux

Fancy gas and electricity deals did not sway me in choosing a provider. They are all quite the same. It was the company who listed 'Father,' 'Sister,' 'Friar,' 'Brother,' and even 'Miss,' in their drop down title box who gained my business.

Candle light must be out of fashion!

Friday, August 04, 2006

From one Lord Sebastian Flyte

"I wish I liked Catholics more."
I think I've about had it with the Catholics. If they are satisfied with singing to themselves, then we'll dazzle the heathens - just as we should be doing anyhow. We aren't operating some flappy Catholic shuffle mission.