At Band of Sisters we were honored and thrilled to be invited today to screen as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival (Nov. 8-18). The screening will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:00 PM in the historic Tivoli Theatre. Director Mary Fishman will be there to talk with the audience after the screening. Can't wait to meet the great people of St. Louis in November!
"I did exactly what the church asked me--and now, the church is looking at me like, where have you come from...who are you?" says Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM (Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), in Band of Sisters about the remarkable transformation of Catholic nuns in the United States since Vatican II of the 1960s, and the reaction of some members of the church hierarchy who oppose their changes. Perhaps more than any other group, U.S. nuns embraced Vatican II's call to serve where there was the greatest need.