November 9, 2011

The Human Experience

As you may recall, over the summer, Miss P and I took five students to the annual Lasallian Youth Assembly in Philadelphia.  During one of the evenings we all watched a movie called "The Human Experience" which recounted four guys' search for God, the truth, and what it means to be human.  The guys took part in three experiences: sleeping outside in the winter, visiting a children's home in Peru, and visiting a leper colony in Ghana.

It was an incredibly powerful film and was the inspiration for our Cardboard City event.  I showed the movie on our sophomore retreat and the juniors watched part of it in their Theology classes and came away as moved as we were this summer.

Students listen to Jeffrey Azize via Skype in Campus
Miss P got in touch with the producers of the film to see if they would host a screening at Trinity.  It didn't work out but they did offer to Skype with our students and that happened today in Campus Ministry!  Jeffrey Azize, the leading man of the movie was the one who Skyped with the kids.  The kids were very excited, especially since he is, how shall we say, easy on the eyes.  I could only stay for about 20 minutes of the Skype but he answered many questions from the kids and was very insightful and complimented a lot of what we have been teaching our kids vis a vis love, morality, service, etc.  It was amazing.

You can read more about "The Human Experience" here and here.  It is now a staple of Trinity High School and I look forward to delving deeper into it as we go on.

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