Some of you will recall the event we had in August, to introduce the film Saving Grace, Saving Place. If you wanted to attend then but were unavailable, you have another opportunity this Saturday, 7 November to meet the film makers.
The event will begin at 2:30 PM in the Abbey Church; Abbot Robert Barnes will lead a Prayer Service for Healing the Earth. Then our guests will be ushered into the Chapter Room and meet Deidra Dain, Executive Producer of the film, and George Patterson, an experienced film maker who conceived the project and is seeing it through to completion. Some of the crew will also be on hand. It is an opportunity to learn about the project and see a trailer of the film, to discuss the issues and support the project by contributing to complete the production.
For those readers who are new to the project, George and Deidra are telling the story of Holy Cross Abbey’s developing stewardship to protect our natural resources, an inevitable outgrowth of our Cistercian tradition and spirituality. The local PBS station has opted to broadcast the completed film, Saving Grace, Saving Place, which could then be picked up by PBS stations throughout the country. Recently Abbot Robert has learned that the Abbey will receive an award this month for our environmental work from the Natural Resource Conservation Service of the USDA; we’re talking about a very real and effective commitment.
If you’re free this Saturday, learn more about the film and how you can support it.