Video Divina

Meeting God through media art and film

Join us April 26 for a

Video Divina Evening

of fellowship and discussion; popcorn and drinks included!


A synodal event inspired by the film “All Saints”

Friday, April 26, 2024

Doors open at 6 p.m.; film begins at 6:30 p.m.

St. Monica Parish
6405 de Terrebonne St.
Montreal, QC  H1B 1A8

Featured Film:
All Saints (2017)


*2018 Grace Award Winner for Most Inspiring Performance at the Los Angeles MovieGuide Awards, All Saints is inspired by true events, following the trying but faith-filled journey of pastor Michael Spurlock and the small church, with a dwindling congregation of 12, he was ordered to shut down.

When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community.  Together, they risk everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. – IMBb

A Model of Synodality
“A diverse group of faithful Christians work together to find a way to make a difference, and who feel themselves led by God to a new way of being ‘church.’

                                                                   – IMBd review

“Throughout the film there are plenty of messages from being and caring for community and family, to showing hospitality, a message that is needed in today’s society. One of the most thought provoking messages is that of following God’s will even when we are going through trials.”

                               – R. Smith, The Christian Film Review


Following the viewing of the film, there will be time dedicated to group sharing and reflection having journeyed with these characters, with a focus on the different ways they were called by God to respond, amid the challenges confronting their responsibilities to their superiors, the local community they served, their devotion to their faith and families, and to themselves.

In the same way, how can we be open to hearing God’s voice in our daily lives, so we may better understand His calling for us to move forward as members of the Body of Christ, in our families, our community, our ministry and our work.

See full event details and register for free below.
Organized by The Office for English Pastoral Services (O.E.P.S.).

View the Official Trailer


Friday, April 26, 2024
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Film starts: 6:30 p.m.

Popcorn and drinks are on us, the O.E.P.S. team! 

Please let us know if you plan to join us by registering in advance below. This will help our team in our preparations and planning.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

WHO is this for?

Open to all.

For those seeking a space dedicated to:

– taking part in a synodal exchange with your parish team, family and/or friends

– listening to God’s call to us, in our personal mission and our communal mission as Church.

– creating opportunities to foster a pastoral conversion as an individual and as community

– praying for one another


REGISTER for free

Freewill online donations will be greatly appreciated.

About Video Divina…

Video Divina is a type of prayer that uses videos, movies, televison, or clips from them to deepen our relationship with God. This form of prayer resembles Lectio Divina in that there is a deep exploration of media and a search for God’s voice speaking to us in the experience. It can be an individual or communal experience.


What is Lectio Divina?

Have you ever received a homemade gift or a hand-written letter from a friend or loved one?

Likely, yes.

And if you did, chances are, you took your time to admire all the handcrafted details, or to savour the homemade treat, or reread the loving message slowly. Similarly, Lectio Divina is akin to thoroughly taking in a loving gift and message from God found in Scripture. Through this practice of prayer with simplicity and freedom, our hearts are gently awakened and cultivated to hear God’s voice more clearly in the silence of our hearts.

Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10a

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Admission to this event is free and all are welcome.
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We look forward to welcoming you!


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