Of Gods and Men

10/05/2018 12:07 pm

The Gospel for the Feast of the Ascension sees us focus on the movie 'Of Gods and Men' from 2010 as Fr Peter Malone MSC relates it to the day's Gospel reading.


Of Gods and Men (2010)

"[The monks] have to make a decision whether they will stay or not - they're given the option to leave. It's one of the best examples of community discernment as each of them prays and considers the dangers and the witness they can give. To cap it off they have a last supper. I really would recommend this - it's beautifully moving."

You can listen to the review using the SoundCloud embedded player above. Use the downwards pointing arrow icon on the player to download.

Fr Peter's Review

Review: Of Gods and Men 515.21 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.