When we speak of the fear of God, everything depends on what we are afraid of and why.
In 'Ida,' director Pawlikowski presents Bergman’s questions and Bresson’s answers; Bergman’s atheism and Bresson’s emphasis on the presence of grace.
Would we be silent at our monastery meals, or would we whisper? Would we hide in our cells or go off on chatty walks in the woods? Both/and, it turned out.
In Kathmandu, religious freedom and religious tolerance are the norms.
“Folks,” the doctor stammered, “There's no explaining this medically, but in fifteen minutes, James’s condition improved dramatically."
"It’s not you. Well, it’s not me either. It’s the ‘us’ that needs…space," we said in perfect, twinny unison. It was our biggest split since the egg divided.
How do you tell a vocation director you’re scared that the life you feel called to may be dying?
He sat next to me. I talked about my favorite theologians, prayers, gospels. I showed him my rosary, and asked if he believed in God. And still the bus didn't come.
Many artists and writers, not necessarily religious, speak of the influence of religious language on their work.
Msgr. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y García-Menocal, faithful priest, seminary rector, and prolific writer who died January 3, was also a great Cuban patriot.
I have been rerouted from my natural course toward death. It feels wrong.