Thursday, February 23, 2012

DVD Giveaway of The Way Today



To celebrate the DVD release of the inspiring, award wining movie, The Waythis week, I will be giving away three DVDs. All you need to do to is to comment on this post to enter.

The buzz on The Way reached the Vatican this past weekend when Cardinal Timothy Dolan made a reference to the film in his historic address before Pope Benedict XVI and the entire College of Cardinals at the “Day of Reflection and Prayer.” Cardinal Dolan’s reference of The Way was folded into a highly anticipated address on evangelization.

In his remarks, Cardinal Dolan said, “A movie popular at home now is The Way, starring a popular actor, Martin Sheen,” Dolan said. “Perhaps you have seen it. He plays a grieving father whose estranged son dies while walking the Camino di Santiago di Campostella in Spain. The father decides, in his grief, to complete the pilgrimage in place of his dead son. He is an icon of a secular man: self-satisfied, dismissive of God and religion, calling himself a ‘former Catholic,’ cynical about faith… but yet unable to deny within him an irrepressible interest in the transcendent, a thirst for something – no, Someone – more, which grows on the way.”

32 comments:

ken_h said...

I would love to see this movie, I saw Martin Sheen talking about it on EWTN.
God bless you!

Clayton said...

I haven't seen The Way yet... Missed a chance for a free screening with father-son Q&A following with Sheen and Esteves.

Ellen Gable Hrkach said...

Sounds like a wonderful movie, Jean! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Joe Sales said...

I would love a copy of this movie. It never came to a theatre in where i live. Hopefully I can win.

Mark said...

THank you to Ellie Hrkach for recommending me to your blog. In fact, I had forgotten about this work of Martin Sheen, and I think it has to do with lack of distribution in Canada. But I've seen him interviewed and believe he's one of the few faithful Catholics in the industry. I would also like to lend my copy to friends here who actually hiked the Camino pilgrimage. Thank you Jean for your blog, and your generosity.

Maria Neva said...

I have nothing to comment but commenting itself. LOL!

mwyarnlover said...

It sounds like a good film! Emilio Esteves is a good writer and directo, coupled with his father and what a great team! I can't wait to watch it with my family! Thank you for sharing your blog and DVD's with us!

AnnMarie said...

It's encouraging to see such big Hollywood names taking a risk for their faith! I wish more Catholics would make movies that celebrate our faith!

AnnMarie said...

It's encouraging to see prominent Hollywood names taking a risk and making a movie about their faith. If only more would stand up and do that...

molly said...

I haven't seen this yet, but I've heard great things about it!! I read your blog everyday--thanks for all you do!
Molly

Janet Moore said...

I met two people in Medjugorje last June who introduced me to this pilgrimage. A young man from Colorado made the walk with father last summer; and then, I was asked to make it with a wonderful lady from Texas sometime this year. Since I won't be able to make the walk on my own, I was excited to see this movie was made. I look forward to getting a glimpse into the incredible spiritual experience it must be.

Wayne said...

I've wanted to see this movie since I first heard about it. It sounds like it could be fantastic!

Grace said...

My family has been wanting too see this movie! Thank you so much.

God Bless!

Tam said...

Sounds like a pretty good movie, thanks for a chance to win it.

Christine Marciniak said...

That looks like a really great movie! I'd love to see it.

Liz Rod said...

I have been wanting to see this ever since seeing Martin Sheen discussing it on EWTN. I am awaiting the release. God Bless!

Teresa B. said...

A few years back I heard someone speak on their Camino journey. They were advised to get fit physically, mentally and most importantly spiritually. Looking forward to watching this movie.
Love you Cardinal Dolan! He is such a wonderful preacher and speaker.
Pax Christi,
Teresa B from Orangeville, Ontario

Lena ~ JOYfilled family said...

i would love win this. i'm sure dad would even make an exception to my family's Lenten TV fast.

Ad Jesum per Mariam,
Lena

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy for our Newman Center!

haegelea said...

Heard this was a great movie... Cannot wait to see it

:) said...

Thanks for the link! I will check into this movie, even if I don't win a copy. :) -Michelle P.

Esther G. said...

Mahalo Jean for holding this give away! God bless.

SarahD said...

Thank God for faith-inspiring movies such as this, amid all the Hollywood clutter out there. I will watch it for sure, win or not!

Tammy said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Barb, ofs said...

This pilgrimage is something that has fascinated me ever since I read a novel about it in high school. I'd love to see the movie!

Gardenia said...

I'd love to watch this!! what a wonderful lenten movie. thanks, and God bless you.

Dave said...

Men at our Wednesday morning "That Man is You!" group was talking about "The Way". My wife and I were talking about it also. It sounds like a great film and something for the family.

Thank you for all you do. I read your material more than any other blog.

Praise be to God!

May God bless you abundantly,
Dave

cathmom5 said...

Love your blog--follow it.
I'd love to share this movie with our youth group.
Oh, I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope, I hope, I hope....
;-)
+JMJ+

Betsy said...

Yes, I would love to see this film. I also saw the bit on EWTN regarding it but it never came to our small town.

Liz said...

I've been wanting to see this!!! :)

Christina said...

God Bless you for all the work you are doing on this blog. Would love to win the dvd. :)

Fred Stemp said...

We watched this weekend with the family as a rental from Vudu and we just loved the movie! It will be added to the home collection when available!