Martin Scorsese’s Silence: A Personal Review

Reverend Francis RitchieMiscellany, Spiritual Disciplines

Martin Scorsese's Silence

11 days ago I saw Martin Scorsese’s Silence. The film wrecked me. I had hoped to write a solid review to throw into the ether of conversation about it, but for most of the time since then I have had nothing except scrambled thoughts and feelings. Initially I felt disappointed with myself for not being able to pull together something … Read More

Of Gods and Men

Reverend Francis RitchieMiscellany

In his careful consideration of his subjects, Beauvois shows compassion and respect for all of the characters and cultures involved—the monks, the community they served, even the enemies that the monks remembered in their prayers. Furthermore, by drawing our attention to the call that these men answered, Beauvois invites us to marvel at a faith that leads men to pray … Read More