Monthly Archives: January 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk is a beautiful adaptation of the book by James Baldwin. The story takes place in 1970’s Harlem. It’s the story of the love of Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James) and Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne). Tish and Fonny have known each other since they were small children, and always been close. Their relationship turns romantic when Fonny is 22 and Tish is 19. Tish becomes pregnant and the couple move into a small apartment together. Soon afterward, Fonny is arrested and falsely charged with rape. Fonny is jailed while Tish and her family hire an attorney and do all they can to get the charges against Fonny dropped before the baby is born.
Beale Street is the first film to be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins since his Oscar winning Moonlight. It does not disappoint. Technically, it’s a stunning film. The photography is excellent. Jenkins uses the camera with fluid movement to bring viewers in and out of the story. Sets and costumes are evocative of the 1970’s. The score is also lovely, combining blues, jazz, and a romantic sound.
By Colette Parker, OPA and Director of Associates for the Dominican Sisters of Peace
Wilca Sauveterre is committed to living a life led by the Holy Spirit.
“I want to be an instrument of peace and justice in my community who shares the love of God, preaches a risen Christ, and acts according to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said Sauveterre, of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. “I answered the call to preach the Gospel as an Associate because I want to do the things that God wants me to do. Being part of the Dominican family and living the Dominican charism has enriched my life.”
Sauveterre is one of 46 men and women who made formal commitments in 2018 as Associates of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. As Associates, these Christian men and women have chosen to share in and live out the preaching charism of the Dominican Sisters of Peace by striving to live a life of peace-making wherever they are and in everything they do.
“In our most recent blog post, 2014- 15 Dominican Volunteer Juan Miguel Alvarez reflects on his recent trip to the Vatican to witness the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Juan Miguel also tells of his spiritual encounter with Pope Francis and how both men continue to shape his faith journey.” Read blog post