Saturday afternoon, 1 August at 2:30 PM, a Mass will be offered by Abbot Robert Barnes for guests interested in supporting the film-in-progress, Saving Grace, Saving Place. The film by filmmaker and producers, George Patterson and Deidra Dain traces the Abbey’s commitment to sustainable stewardship of the environment.
The Mass will be followed by a short reception in the Abbey’s Chapter Room with refreshments and the viewing of the films trailers. Conversation about the film, the Cistercian history of stewardship, the spirituality and theology behind that commitment, as well as the recent Papal Encyclical, Laudato Si, will conclude the event.
Hopefully, interest in the project will stimulate financial support for the film which PBS is committed to broadcasting.
Since we would like to be prepared for how many would attend, if you are interested in the event, please RSVP to Deidra Dain at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Deidra at 540-533-4813.