Zoom: Cinema Divina – On Prayer
With Marilyn Freeman
May 2, 2021
Offering the ordinary rhythms of an ordinary day as profound realms of devotion and possibility, this Cinema Divina session is inspired by Thomas Merton’s A Book of Hours, a glorious handbook for the aspiring and the practiced contemplative. Marilyn will guide participants through a contemplative screening process with the short film made for this session, On Prayer—a meditation through dawn, day, dusk and dark. Participants will be invited into reverent silences, writing, sharing and spacious listening.
Marilyn Freeman is a media artist, writer and spiritual director. Inspired by lectio divina, Marilyn combines her creative and spiritual practices in CinemaDivina® — her growing body of short films made through and for contemplative practice. Her films and video essays are shared in spirituality centers and galleries, on literary sites and at film festivals. Marilyn is a Benedictine Oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington, a community with which she has been involved for more than a dozen years. https://marilynfreeman.com/
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