Sister Jeanne Ann Weber – How Are Difficult Decisions Made?

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Sister Jeanne Ann Weber – How Are Difficult Decisions Made?

The Trappist monks in Algiers,  Africa, gave powerful witness to the challenge of decision-making by personal and community prayer,  the Eucharist,  living one’s daily life to the full,  silence,  pondering the options,  and listening to others. Their discernment was an unfolding process of the Spirit, and not easy.

"Of Gods and Men" meal scene

If you haven’t seen this true and powerful movie, Of Gods and Men, do so.   I won’t tell you any more than I have.  I hope none of us will ever have such a difficult decision to make.   It was an official selection of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

"Of Gods and Men"  the decision

If you saw this movie, please share your reaction with us.

Photos from Why Not Productions/Sony Pictures Classics Based on the book  The Monks of Tibhirine:  Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria by John Kiser

 

 

 

 

Sister Jeanne Ann Weber

Sister Jeanne Ann Weber is Director of Liturgy. She has experience as a teacher, advocate for women and children, giving retreats and spiritual direction. She is a member of the Shalom Spiritual Direction Training Program at the Monastery.

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