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Thursday, April 27, 2014
Interview / testimonial
Dmitry Trakovsky is the director of "Meeting Andrei Trakovsky", an award-winning documentary that led him on a journey around the globe to meet and interview friends and collaborators of the late Russian filmmaker. On Wednesday, February 19, at our Heart's Home center in Brooklyn, NY, he was joined by Michal Leszczylowski, editor on Tarkovsky's ultimate masterpiece "The Sacrifice", to share their own experience of "meeting Andrei Tarkovsky." An exclusive and vivid portrait of the one whom Bergman and Kurosawa themselves regarded as a master of the 7th Art. (Excerpts from the Q&A following the screening).
Interview with Dr. Matthew Lewis Sutton
Adrienne von Speyr was one of the most important mystical theologians of the last century, heralded by figures like John Paul II and T.S. Eliot. However, her work has been eclipsed in many ways by her personal connection to Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. Heaven Opens: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr provides one of the first comprehensive accounts of von Speyr's theology, one that truly allows us to be "strengthened and exhilarated by a new experience of Christian sensibility." (T.S. Eliot)
by Paul Anel September 13, 2013
Interview, Fashion. Reading time: 2min.
Each year at this time of the year, New York City breathes, talks, and walks fashion, runway and clothes. Jessica “Jesse” Lagoy, a professional model from DC, stepped out the catwalk this year, to meet and interview creators and other fashion protagonists for the blog heyheygorgeous.com. In this exclusive interview for Land of Compassion, she accepted to share her insights about fashion, beauty, and more.
by Paul Anel July 22, 2013
“There is an urgent need to see once again that faith is a light,” (#4) writes Pope Francis in the introduction of his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei. Short and harmless as it seems, this sentence encapsulates three powerful statements that form the core of the new encyclical. Firstly, that the nature of faith is such that it can be described, to a certain extent, as “a light.” Secondly, that this particular aspect of faith as light was lost, or at least that it is atrophied in the contemporary consciousness and experience of the Catholic Church. And third, that it is possible and “urgent” that we rediscover this dimension of light.
by Sue Song May 31, 2013
A surprise was waiting for me on my recent visit to the International Center for a Culture of Compassion (ICCC). I was always drawn to the beauty of Matisse’s Chapelle de Vence. I was curious to know what the presenting artist, Alain Kirili, had to say about this beautiful and inspiring chapel. Was it going be an expression of egotistical knowledge of art or something more genuine? Matisse had said he designed La Chapelle to “awaken the desire to be fulfilled in the Eucharist”. What would Alain say?
by Pia Chedid May 9, 2013
A couple of weeks ago I went to Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights to attend an evening of prayer for peace in Syria. Gregory Mansour, the Maronite bishop, had invited church members and representatives from the Jewish and Muslim faiths, as well as kids, families, some diplomats, and journalists. The church is full. In between psalms, representatives deliver speeches. They talk about the Syrian people, begging for peace for them. Their need, their thirst is ours. “Somehow I believe we all originate from Syria,” says the Muslim representative before leading us into the Lord’s prayer.