The Imagine Sisters Movement with Catholic Lighthouse Media, the Institute on Religious Life, Our Lady’s Rosary Makers, and the Laboure Society and created by Lumen Vere Media and Altius Studies premiered its Light of Love film last Sunday night, showcasing the lives of five women religious, their discernment, and their particular apostolate.
Simple and beautiful, the film highlights the day-to-day activities of the sisters within their apostolates, ranging between healthcare, education, social work, and direct service to the poor. Each sister speaks about her discernment, the unique apostolate of her community, community life itself, and the prayer life and spirituality of her respective congregation.
The congregations highlighted are: The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, the Franciscan Sisters of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara, and the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco.
The film introduces its audience to the lives of women religious with shots of the sisters in communal and individual prayer, at work in their apostolate, and in recreation within their communities.
The most intriguing feature of the film is the similarity between many of the sisters responses. All five of the sisters mention experiences of peace, joy, and sacrifice in terms of their discernment and in their current state of life. Even with vastly different spiritualties, each sister mentioned Christ and prayer as the center of their lives as religious, and spoke about the relationship between prayer, contemplation, and action.
Free to stream and download, the film can be watched here . I also encourage visiting the Imagine Sisters Movement website for more information on their mission to inspire and support womens religious life.