Good Friday and The Passion of the Christ
Dan and Melissa strongly recommend watching The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday evening to more effectively meditate on the brutal reality that Our Lord entered into to redeem the world.
Topics/Questions covered in the show:
- Having a visually realistic portrayal of the event of our Lord’s Passion and death to meditate upon.
- Mary’s role in the Passion and the emotional suffering she endured.
- Scenes of the everyday life of the Holy Family.
- The meditations of those acting in the movie during the scene.
- Suggestions on how to watch the movie.
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- The Passion of the Christ – a Mel Gibson film
- Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio – Wikipedia biography
- Luke 2:33-35 – “The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.'”
- Our Lady of Sorrows (posts on SpiritualDirection.com):
- Inside the Passion of the Christ – Fr. John Bartunek
- The Passion: Photography from the Movie “The Passion of the Christ” – TAN books
- Veronica’s Veil – poetry by Donna Sue Barry, post on SpiritualDirection.com
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – “May the God of peace himself make you perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – USCCB Bible link
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