New films explore Marist spirituality

A scene from the Marist Brothers Community and Relationships short film (Marist Brothers)

The Marist Brothers Province of Australia has celebrated the feast day of founder St Marcellin Champagnat with the launch of three short films on contemporary expressions of Marist spirituality in Australia.

Each film features people who have a strong affinity and commitment to the Marist charism, deepening their own relationship with Jesus in the Catholic tradition.

The films were produced by Conor Ashleigh, a visual storyteller, communications specialist and former student of St Francis Xavier’s College, Hamilton in Newcastle, New South Wales.

The three films – Meaning & Mission, Community & Relationships and Faith & Spirituality – focus on the contextual understanding of the key elements of Marist life in Australia.

Their reflections offer resonance with the greater stories of the Christian tradition in the Australian context. The pace and style of the storytelling invites reflection on the themes.

The Meaning & Mission film presents the perspectives where engagement with mission and personal meaning intersect.

Community & Relationships is a conversation about the natural spaces where Marists experience meaningful connections with other people, as well as the deeply relational nature of Marist spirituality, inspired by the early Christian communities and the first communities of Brothers in 19th Century rural France.

Faith & Spirituality explores the contemporary expressions of Christian faith, grounded in the Marist charism.

The films can be viewed the Marist Brothers’ social media platforms via Instagram (@fmsbrothers) Facebook (@MaristVocations).

The films will also be located on the revamped Marist Vocations website (http://www.maristvocations.com/), which is to be launched during the National Vocations Awareness Week in August.

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