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by Maria Borkowska May 2, 2014
Poland’s deep night of captivity had continued for a very long time. In the midst of totalitarian oppression, when hope seemed extinguished, there appeared a sudden and unexpected light. On October 16, 1978, good tidings of great joy were announced “urbi et orbi”: a Pope called from a distant land, a land that that very day began its journey back to hope and freedom along with other oppressed countries.
by Thomas Billot March 27, 2014
On Sunday, February 23, just a week before director Malcolm Clarke and producer Nicholas Reed would take the prize for best documentary short at the 86th annual Academy Awards, the main subject of their film quietly fell to sleep for the last time at a London hospital, 110 years of age.
By Constantin Sigov
As Russia masses military forces near the Ukrainian border, Land of Compassion relays excerpts from a remarkable article by Constantin Sigov (philosopher, professor at the National University Kiev-Mohyla of Kiev) published in Le Monde on February 3. This article presents the main events that have been taking place on the Maidan square since the night of November 21, 2013, and reveals the true motives of the Ukrainian uprising: liberty, civil society and human dignity.
March 7, 2014
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)