A Secular Film Motivated Me to Pray the Rosary – Catholic Stand

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My friend has exquisite flower gardens but the most beautiful garden tended is the one in her heart. So, I was surprised a few years ago when she asked if I’d like to go see a horror film with her. This was a side of my beautiful friend I knew nothing about!  She had heard interesting reviews about A Quiet Place, starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. I hadn’t seen a horror film in years and didn’t really want to.  However, since I trusted my friend’s judgment, I decided to go with her because this film had interesting moral implications along with the horror. Make no mistake, this is a secular film, but it is chock full of life, love, sacrifice, and faith. Rather than give you a movie review with a full breakdown of the film, what I really want to delve into is the analogy we can draw from it to our faith. The Film The film begins in complete silence. A devastated small town, and a family gathering supplies in a trashed store. We don’t know until a bit later there are ‘beings’ (no explanation where they came from) which are creatures intent on hunting down all that breathes. They are completely blind and hunt solely on what they can hear. No one may make a sound without falling victim. A saving grace for this family is their daughter who is deaf. They communicate quite well through sign language. They suffer loss, misunderstandings, pregnancy, and childbirth (imagine giving birth and you must be completely silent. No explanation here; you’ll just need to see it), forgiveness, and sacrifice. How does this family survive and what can we draw from this to bolster our own faith?

A Secular Film Motivated Me to Pray the Rosary – Catholic Stand

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