Skip to comments.Review: 'The Calling', Filmmaking Masterpiece Moves Hearts to say 'Yes' to God
Posted on 12/13/2010 8:38:20 AM PST by tcg
I received a DVD of the documentary film "The Calling", a documentary by David A. Rhanghelli, just before Thanksgiving. I was intrigued by the topic and the subtitle, "Life is a calling. what is yours?"
...From the beginning scene this film melted away my cynicism, rejuvenated my weary soul and restored within me the hope of the season. It is a must gift for every Christmas list. More than a movie; it is an invitation to love and an encounter with the God who is Love. Watching this film I was repeatedly moved to prayer, tears, repentance and reflection on the meaning of life and the beauty of the Christian vocation.
On November 21, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI met with 250 Artists in the Sistine Chapel. He told them they were "custodians of beauty," and asked them to be "heralds and witnesses of hope for humanity."
... In his 1999, "Letter to Artists" the late John Paul II called for the creation of "epiphanies of beauty" and encouraged the flourishing of all the arts in a great renewal of humanity for our age.
David RA Ranghelli, Chuck Schultz, Trey Burvant, and all involved with "The Calling" have created such an "Epiphany of Beauty" in making this film. I thank them for giving this weary deacon the "little Christmas" I need. I encourage everyone who reads this review to watch this film and discover - or rediscover - your own Calling. The film revolves around the meaning of "vocation", a word whose etymology in the Latin gives us the essence of the film's claim that everyone has been summoned, called by God. Further, that we all are able to "hear" His voice if we learn to listen and live to respond....
This makes we want to go out and buy it!
Roman Catholic “type/based” horror flick..
Thank you friend. I will look in it. I recommend you buy the movie, “What If.” Not sure if it is yet on DVD, but perhaps it is by now. It was the one movie I saw at the theatre in 2010.
Who sells this DVD? Thank you.