God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. - Genesis 1:27
Question: Who do you know who is an ICON? Respond below.
In the beginning man was created in the icon of God. Man’s call is to greatness and his happiness is found only there. This call is felt from a poor mother in Guatemala to the Pope who lives in Rome. Those who have responded to this invitation have witnessed the creative power of God.
The icon project is a series of stories telling the adventures of Catholic people throughout the world who have struggled against evil, despair, poverty, and defeat to be faithful to their call to be icons. When we look at an icon, we do not merely see an image of a historical person, but we are mystically connected here and now to that same person. Likewise, a person living a life of grace connects us to here and now to the God who created and sustains all things in being.
Join us for this adventure where we set out to discover great people living near and living far and let them tell their own stories in 7-10 minutes. With the latest advances in video production, a Catholic worldview, the intercession of Blessed John Paul II [LOLEK] and a priest producer, the icon Project will draw you into God’s beauty!
We are looking for real people who have their own stories to tell: same sex attraction; divorce; homelessness; pornography; abuse; death of a child; marriage; priesthood; being exiled; immigration; chronic pain; loneliness; being a freak; handicap; depression; contraception; atheism; drug abuse; alcohol abuse; riches to poverty; lust addiction; loosing a spouse; marital affection; tragic accident; falling in love; missionary; scientist; executive; pope; former model; abortion; woman priests; being Catholic where the Church is persecuted; healing from the sacraments; conversion; mental illness; infertility; being lost; being a politician; war…
Basilio Az Cuc has been a great help in the production work of the documentary on his mother Cypriana Az Cuc Menchu. It is a great challenge to create a film in another country. And not only has Basilio helped with the invitation to Guatemala, the coordination of all the transportation, and the translation, but he continues to help make editorial decisions in post-production. I don’t know how many of you have tried creating a work in another language, but it is very challenging. In this case the language is Quiche, which is one of the Mayan languages of Guatemala.
Many thanks to Basilio and the benefactors of this production. It has been the most expensive project to date, and it is going to be the best project, as of yet.
This is a Behind the Scenes video of the upcoming LOLEK Production “Made for Love.” “Made for Love” is the story of Cypriana Az Menchú who gives us a little view of what it was like to love and live in San Ramon, Guatemala. John Sohl was the director for this behind the scenees project which was his final project for his broadcasting class. Thanks to him for the work on this video.
Please God, after working in a rare language, editing down 300 GB of footage (about 60 DVDs worth), and traveling in a foreign country, the project is developing slowly but confidently. Hopefully we will be ready for the release this month.
Blessings to the crew and all those who have supported the project.
This last weekend I had the opportunity to film, with the good help of Nathan and Amanda Jaggers, both the profession of Sr. Cecilia Maria and to interview Sr. John Mary. While we had a set together, we went ahead and filmed some promotional material for the sisters. Here is the first short piece. The audio recording for this video clip was performed by Whitney Wynn, the sister of Sr. Cecilia Maria, in the St. Joseph Monastery Chapel. Please pray for an increase in vocations to religious life, for all our religious communities throughout the diocese!