Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

March 9, 2014

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Here we are in Lent again, and many Catholic bloggers have thoughts on the season you may want to read over at This That and the Other Thing. Do join us all.

This week I published Victor’s Lent Meme and invite all readers with blogs to take his challenge.

Misery Is a Choice and Mortification, Penance, Suffering Seen Through the Holy Spirit may help those who are trying to figure out what to do for the season, although both topics apply to our lives year round.

RAnn’s question of the week is, “What’s Your Favorite Movie?” Shucks, I’m having a hard time with that. I’ve always thought “The Song of Bernadette” was great and I still do. However, with my Asian preferences I must say that Kurosawa’s “Throne of Blood”, “Seven Samurai”, “Kagamusha”, and “Ran” are all splendid for scripts, story, acting, and production values. Then there’s Zhang Yimou’s “House of Flying Daggers”, “To Live”, and “Raise the Red Lantern”. All of these I’ve watched multiple times and never get tired of them. And if you’ve never seen the 1929 silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, you’ve missed something really special. The Criterion Collection married Dreyer’s film with Richard Einhorn’s Oratorio, “Voices of Light” for a magnificent work of art.

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7 Comments to Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival

  1. I love the Song of Bernadette too! My favorite is Sound of Music. I cant tell you how many times I have watched that!
    Colleen recently posted..Sunday Snippets – March 9

  2. Colleen on March 8th, 2014
  3. Hello,
    we were thinking of Joan of Arc today, and her remarkable mother Isobelle Romee. There is a wonderful memorial to Jan outside Rouen in France, next to the Basilica Notre Dame de Bonsecours. Both wonderfully spiritual places. Some photos and more about Isobelle and Joan here if you would like to see http://www.normandythenandnow.com/a-mothers-love-faith-and-joan-darc/
    Normandy Then and Now recently posted..A mother’s love, faith and Joan d’Arc, in Rouen

  4. Normandy Then and Now on March 8th, 2014
  5. Thank you. I enjoyed seeing them very much.

  6. barb on March 8th, 2014
  7. I really like the “Song of Bernadette” a lot, too. I’ve never heard of any of the other movies you mentioned. I am going to look into the “Passion of Joan of Arc”.

  8. Carol@simple_catholic on March 9th, 2014
  9. I found “The Passion of Joan of Arc” to be a stunning work of art in itself. Combined with the oratorio and it is sublime.

  10. barb on March 9th, 2014
  11. I’m with you on “Song of Bernadette” and “Raise the Red Lantern.” I’ve noted the others you mentioned and look forward to checking them out. Thanks!
    Joann Nelander recently posted..Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

  12. Joann Nelander on March 9th, 2014
  13. Joann, I’m so glad to find somebody else who likes Zhang. After seeing what everybody else in our Snippets crowd likes, I was feeling way out in left field!

  14. barb on March 9th, 2014

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