So I am still waiting to hear back on my answer about whether we should buy the tickets as a group or seperate but this is the information I have so far:
There has been a mistake with timing, the showing has changed from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. I pray this will not cause you any inconvenience. I am hoping for those who do arrive early to have a small discussion around the life of Saint Augustine , and questions answered.
I write to invite you to a very special event, first in its kind: the big screen showing of "Restless Heart" in Chicago; a film based on the Confessions of Saint Augustine of Hippo, a great Father of the Early Church but also, a saint for our time!
The film depicts the strong conversion of this "Doctor of the church" turned away from a sinful life, through the fervent prayers and ardent tears of his saintly mother, Monica, and the brilliant intervention of the bishop of Milan, Saint Ambrose.
Through the rising of persecutions by the emperor of Milan against the early christians, God would rescue His lost sheep, Augustine, trapped in a world of materialism, power and fame, and heretic religions...
It is an "Ignatius Press" film of great quality, available only by private showing and offered to you on the eve of the entry into Holy Week.
What better time than Lent to come and witness to God's love for us, not only by dying on the cross to give us life, but by calling each and every one of us to a close and intimate relationship with Him... Augustine is the great proof!
The event will benefit Tele Lumiere And Noursat International, a global, Catholic television network from the Middle East. The proceeds will assist Noursat to continue in its mission of evangelization and bringing the Gospel of Good News to a much troubled Arab world today. The messages of peace, tolerance, coexistence, respect of human dignity, and Church unity, are ideals that Tele Lumiere is seeking to promote throughout the Middle East, and beyond, in its daily programming.
By attending this showing, you accomplish three good achievements: you witness to the beautiful life of three great saints, you prepare your heart for the Holy Week in a profound and spiritual way, and you become an apostle of the whole world by helping Tele Lumiere and Noursat evangelize every home.
I encourage you strongly to attend this very moving film; I am confident it will stir your heart. I strongly encourage the youth to attend.
PS: Movie is equivalent to a PG 13 rating, not advised for children under 13. For more information, or to watch trailer, see the link below.
Seats are limited, please call immediately to reserve your place. 630-770-6712
You are Invited to a Very Special
Big Screen Event
Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tele Lumiere and Noursat International proudly presents the private showing of the movie "Restless Heart" The Confessions of Augustine.
"You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You"
Filmed in Europe, RESTLESS HEART is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Born in North Africa, Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian bishop Ambrose. But when the Empress Justina sent imperial guards to clear out a basilica where Augustine's mother Monica was worshipping, her constant prayers and the witness of Ambrose won him over to Christianity. Serving in Hippo in 430 AD, Bishop Augustine urged the Roman garrison to negotiate with the Vandal King Genseric, but they proudly refused. He passed up a chance to escape on a ship sent to rescue him by the Pope, and stayed by the side of his people. Christian Duguay directed the film, and the cast includes Franco Nero, Johannes Bandrup, Monica Guerritore and Alessandro Preziosi.
4050 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641
Tickets on sale now; please do not wait to reserve your seats. Admission: $10 / person.
For info and reservations, please contact:
Simone Romanos: 630-770-6712. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vera Maalouf: email@example.com
Dr. Joyce Rabbat: firstname.lastname@example.org