A film about the monks of Holy Protection Monastery
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" You don't come into a monastery with ambitions. Ambition is something you leave behind. "
GLADSOME" For This I Long. "
DIVINE LITURGY" It is time for the Lord to act. "
COOKING WITH BASIL" Good salads take a while. "
THE ARTS" Beauty will save the world. "
THE LORD'S HOUSE" You are God's building. "
Giving or Showing Joy!
Monasticism does not exist as an abstraction. Buildings, Rules of Life, and traditions remain dead unless they are given meaning through human actions. Monasticism must be lived, incarnated in the daily life of specific communities of real men or women. For it is the community, not the buildings or the concept, that constitutes the monastery.
The Marquette Cinema Coalition
We are a joint collaboration of cinematic artists. The Watchtower Projections of Baraga's Watchman seek to openly proclaim and portray the light of truth, through beauty, in a darkened and often delusional age. Gchild Productionz is the creative consciousness of Jeffrey M Geniesse. An entity of cinematic and artistic conception – whose ultimate desire is to bring about inspiration, through the expressions of beauty and truth.
BARAGA'S WATCHMANWatchtower Projections
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Digipak contains both DVD and Bluray formats. Special features include: “More Light” a 20 minute compliation of scenes that did not make the final cut, and a gallery of images taken during the production.
Beauty will save the world.
The Monastic Vocation
" Come and see! "
Monasticism must be lived, incarnated in the daily life of specific communities of real men or women.
"The beauty and order of nature constitute God's first revelation of Himself to all mankind (cf. Rm. 1:19-20)."
"At Jacob's Falls we strive to keep our lives in harmony with nature."
"Through the beauty and appropriateness of our creative works we can touch others and draw them closer to God."
"Let nothing be put before the Work of God (Holy Rule, Chapter 43). Prayer, is the monk's first duty."
"Natural rhythms govern our work, as well. The long days of summer are filled with labor as we provide jam, baked goods, and confections for the many visitors to our area who crowd into our Jampot."
Learn more about Holy Protection Monastery
Watch Gladsome Light
" If you will, you can become all flame. "
"Do not dwell on who you are when you come in, but who you are becoming, as a monk."
Contact the Monks
For anyone interested in the possibility of a vocation to the monastic life, we offer discernment retreats of up to a week in length, throughout the year. Please write or email us with some information about yourself and details regarding scheduling a visit.