Sister! Sister! Look: Band of Sisters
In the static convent setting of the 1950’s, a rigid schedule prescribed daily life down to the minute.
The goal for the sisters was to achieve perfection and holiness, and the best way to do this was to remove oneself from the world to the furthest extent possible. Everything changed in the aftermath of Vatican II, a 1962-65 council meeting in Rome of all the world’s Catholic bishops, convened by Pope John XXIII to bring the church into the modern world.
Documentary about U.S. Catholic Sisters and their work for social justice since Vatican II
“Band of Sisters tells the story of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice after Vatican II of the 1960s. For Catholics who wonder what became of the nuns they knew in habits and convents many years ago, for activists who may feel profoundly discouraged given the problems of today’s world, for women seeking equality in their church, and for people of all faiths yearning for an inclusive and contemplative spirituality, Band of Sisters challenges us to ask what really matters in life.
And as we seek what matters, how do we go about changing our lives and the world around us?”
This thought-provoking film explains how NETWORK got started and includes our first two directors, Sister Carol Coston, an Adrian Dominican, and Sister Nancy Sylvester, an IHM Sister of Monroe MI.
It’s opening in theaters in Seattle, New Orleans, Salina KS and Portage WI in April, in Rochester NY in May, and in San Francisco in July –
and coming soon to a theater near you!