POSTPONED TILL FALL: Madonna Dinner/Movie Night:

DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS, THE JULY 29th DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT WILL BE POSTPONED TILL THE FALL.
 
IF YOU PURCHASED TICKETS ALREADY, THEY WILL BE HONORED AT THE NEXT SHOWING OR YOU CAN BE REIMBURSED. 
 
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT MAX ALMENAS, Max@MadonnaChurch.org or call 201-461-4261. 
 
Short Movie Description
‘If you could hear the voice of God, would you want to keep it secret?’ A historical drama based on the memoirs of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order.
 
This is the story of a soldier, a man of vice and violence who, in his attempt to turn to the light, was forced to wrestle with his inner demons to the very brink of death.
 
A Filipino production shot in Spain and the Philippines, the film chronicles his valiant but futile defense at the Battle of Pamplona, his struggles with depression and near-suicide, his trial before the Inquisition, and his ultimate vindication.  

Longer Movie Description

A modern and very human take on the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often called ‘The Saint of Second Chances.’

As a brash, hot-headed soldier in a time of political upheaval in Spain, the young Iñigo went from living a life of brutal violence and debauchery, to becoming one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church.

This film chronicles Iñigo’s torturous struggle to turn from darkness to light—a struggle that nearly destroyed him, but also gave him the key to a spiritual weapon that continues to save lives to this very day.

Produced by Jesuit Communications Philippines (JesCom), Ignatius of Loyola was shot on location over two months in Spain. It is an incisive and thrilling look at the life of the real man behind the legend.
 
In his lifelong quest to become the heroic Knight of his fantasies, Ignatius stares death in the face again and again, having his leg shattered by a cannonball in battle; driven to near suicide by his inner demons; finding himself imprisoned, accused of being a member of the Illuminati; and finally finding his life in the hands of the Inquisition.

 

Through it all, he would come to see the hand of God working in his life, shaping the self-obsessed sinner into the loyal and passionate soldier-saint.

The film also shows how Ignacio wove the trials, errors, and lessons of his eventful life into the fabric of his masterpiece, the Spiritual Exercises.

Combining clarity of thought with Ignacio’s own love of fantasy and imagination, the Exercises form a rigorous method of making one’s life decisions, and have guided and influenced countless seekers throughout history.