Young Adult Resources – Watch
Babette’s Feast (1987) – Babette’s Feast is a Danish drama (and is one of Pope Francis’s favorites!). The story –which takes place in a remote coastal village– seems simple but it holds deep analogies to Christianity. It is a great virtue of this film that it shows us, with subtle beauty, that which operates underneath the surface is something much deeper, and, in the end, is nothing else but the Grace of God that transforms and opens hearts to Him. Simple, sensible human experiences, like a dinner party, remind and reawaken people who’ve grown weary, that life is beautiful. In Babette’s Feast, an authentic feast of joy, each guest will discover a deeper sense of life, full of beauty and truth.
Of Gods and Men (2010) – This film relates the true story of a community of Trappist monks in Algeria, seven of whom were who were assassinated during the Algerian Civil War of 1996. The movie is not an over-sentimentalized tribute to the courage of seven men, nor is it a tale of resignation to unfortunate events. Rather, it is the opposite, a spark of hope that enlightens a world full of hate and violence, and it is precisely because the story of these men is also a call for decisive action, even when this means choosing, for love of God, to trust Him absolutely.
For Greater Glory (2012) – In the 1920s, Mexican Catholics were persecuted by their government, forcing them to fight for their lives and the right to practice their faith. Many were martyred during the conflict. The film’s theme of religious liberty remains powerful, as Christians are still persecuted throughout the world today.
FORMED – A great series of resources for Catholics from the Augustine Institute
Conversations About Race
Conversations About Race – Watch – See interviews and videos about combating racism. Plus, recommended movies for your family.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.