Premiere): In his most audacious film since his groundbreaking debut O Fantasma, Joao PedroRodrigues reimagines the myth of Saint Anthony of Padua as a modern-day parable ofsexual and spiritual transcendence. On a bird-watching expedition in the remotewilderness of northern Portugal, Fernando (Paul Hamy) capsizes his canoe and loseshis bearings. His ensuing odyssey, both intensely physical and wildly metaphysical,involves sadistic Chinese pilgrims, a deaf-mute shepherd named Jesus, pagan tribes,Amazons on horseback, and a glorious variety of feathered friends. Shot entirelyoutdoors and in magnificent Scope by Rui Pocas, The Ornithologist is a bracingexercise in queer hagiography, a cheerfully blasphemous tale of a religious awakening.Showtimes:Wednesday, Oct 12, 9pm (WRT);Thursday, Oct 13, 9:15pm (BWA) Shorts Shorts Program 1: Narrative:Showcasing emerging filmmakers, this narrative program features seven unique filmsfrom seven countries in six different languages. Programmed by Dilcia Barrera & GabiMadsen. Total Running Time: 103m. Showtimes: Saturday, Oct 1, 4pm (BWA);Sunday, Oct 2, 6pm (BWA) The Girl Who Danced with the Devil(Joao Paulo Miranda Maria, Brazil, 2016, 15 min):A girl from a very religious family seeks her own paradise. Be Good for Rachel(Ed Roe, USA, 2015, 19 min, World Premiere):Tonight Rachel is double-booked: a babysitting job and a nervous breakdown. Univitellin (Terence Nance, France, 2016, 15 min):A classic love story in a far-from- classic reworking. Little Bullets (Alphan Eseli, Turkey, 2016, 14 min,World Premiere):Forced to flee Syria for the border region of Southeast Anatolia, a mother and daughterstruggle to accept their newly found safety. careerDobro (Marta Hernaiz Pidal, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Mexico, 2016, 15 min,U.S.
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Their hidden prayer and sacrifice is of major importance for the overall good of the Church. 2. More specifically, in the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, this idea of vocationn is especially associated with a divine call to service to the Church and humanity through particular vocational life commitments such as marriage to a particular person, consecration as a religious, ordination to priestly ministry in the Church and even a holy life as a single person. There were also complex distinctions between internal and external, and the “vocatio efficax” and “inefficax” types of callings. 6 Hyper-Calvinism, unusually, rejects the idea of a “universal call”, a vocation, to repent and believe, held by virtually all other Christian groups. A vocation is a call from God, and anyone who has felt God’s call knows that the process is anything but simple. Our future is not a maze, in which we must guess at the only right path to lead us to the only right destination. Francis of Sales, Epistle 742 Paris, ed. 1833. You don’t need to believe in God to choose a career or a profession. In the broader sense, Christian vocation includes the use of one’s gifts in their profession, family life, church and civic commitments for the sake of the greater common good. If a person, in order to practice virtue, was bound to make an inward examination of himself at every moment, how much more necessary to listen for the voice of God before entering upon the sublime path of the priesthood or monastic life?