Thursday, January 24, 2013

Downton Abbey Presentation at the Belleville Cathedral

From Saint Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois:
"Downton Abbey"
Christian Morality,
Christian Family
and Christian Society

Presentation and Discussion
with selected scenes from the series

Thursday January 31
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
in the Undercroft
of St. Peter's Cathedral, Belleville

Monsignor John T. Myler, Rector:
"There are many, many fans of 'Downton Abbey' in our parishes and congregations. And although there is very little discussion of God in the series -- maybe a little praying or an occasional wedding in a church -- the stories seem to be a reflection of tested faith and hope in times of hopelessness: world war ... unjust imprisonment ... the loss of job or fortune ... the complexities of family life."

"The stories of the characters 'upstairs' and 'downstairs', the stories of their personal struggles, of upheavals in the family and in society, all demonstrate what a modern-day crisis-of-faith is often like."

"I think that's why so many people around the world find 'Downton Abbey' so interesting."
Free admission. Open to all.
Part of the Cathedral's on-going "Adult Faith Formation" series.

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