Reflection Resources

Visio Divina - Movie (Foxtel) - Penguin Bloom

November 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from reviewer Peter Malone msc is PENGUIN BLOOM.  

A film that most audiences would enjoy based on a true story, set in Sydney, coast, its beaches.  A story of family, joy, tragedy, inspiration, hope.

The Bloom family, son, Noah, introspective with two younger brothers... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix) - The Waiting City

October 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from reviewer Peter Malone msc is THE WAITING CITY.  It won the Catholic Film Office award in the year is was released.

Adoption is the theme for The Waiting City, the city in India where an Australian couple are full of expectations... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix) - Mao's Last Dancer

September 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from reviewer Peter Malone msc is MAO’S LAST DANCER.

Fine, entertaining film, exhilarating at times, based on the autobiography of Chinese dancer Li Cunxin, who grew up in a remote Chinese village, 1970s, steeped in Mao’s ideology and cult, taken away to... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Apple TV/Google Play) - The Best of Enemies

August 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from reviewer Peter Malone msc is THE BEST OF ENEMIES.

Little-known, little seen, but this film repays viewing.  It is a social justice drama, taking place in Durham, North Carolina, 1971.  Yes, a film about racism and civil rights in the aftermath of... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): The Bombardment


July 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from reviewer Peter Malone msc is THE BOMBARDMENT.

A very moving World War II film.

Each year, surprisingly in many ways since it is 80 years plus and minus since the harrowing events of World War II, that there are so many films... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): Beneath Clouds

June 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from reviewer Peter Malone msc is BENEATH CLOUDS.

Beneath Clouds won an award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2002 for its themes and for its aboriginal director, Ivan Sen, for his first feature. This is a brief film about two teenagers... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Cinemas from late May): Father Stu

May 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from Peter Malone msc is:  FATHER STU.

To get the best value out of watching this film, this reviewer suggests that, if you do not know anything about Father Stu, don’t look up anything, go to see the film and share the complexities... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movies: 'CODA' (Netflix) & 'A Father's Legacy'

April 2022 – We present two Visio Divina offerings from Peter Malone msc this month – ‘CODA’ and ‘A Father’s Legacy’.

CODA

Oscar-winner for Best Picture, 2021. And, interestingly, a winner from a streaming service, Apple, rather than from cinema distribution.

CODA is an arresting title and needs explanation. It stands for children... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): Silence

March 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from Peter Malone msc – Australia is SILENCE.
Martin Scorsese’s version of Shiraku Endo’s novel of 17th century Jesuit missionaries in Japan, Andrew Garfield as the tested priest.... Continue reading...

Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): Mary Magdalene

February 2022 – This month’s Visio Divina offering from Peter Malone msc is MARY MAGDELENE.

This film can be recommended for those interested in an interpretation of the Gospel story. The screenplay has two women writers.... Continue reading...

Visio Divina - Movie (SBS on Demand): Incarceration Nation

October 2021 – Our film review by Peter Malone msc this month is:  Incarceration Nation (Australia, 2021, 90 minutes, Colour.  Directed by Dean Gibson)

Yes, it can be said that Australia has had a history of incarceration, from the arrival of the First Fleet and the subjugation of the long-standing indigenous... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): The Railway Man

September 2021 – Our film review by Peter Malone msc this month is:  The Railway Man.

Love your enemies. Easier said, not often done. One man who did was Eric Lomax, even though it took 50 years. He is The Railway Man (Thai-Burma Railway) of this film of a true story,... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): Gran Torino

August 2021 – Our monthly Visio Divina offering from Peter Malone Missionaries of the Sacred... Continue reading...

Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): Evil Angels / A Cry in the Dark

July 2021 – Movie review by Peter Malone msc

A 1988 film, a challenging examination of conscience. It takes its audience back to Uluru, 1980, the disappearance of Azariah Chamberlain, a landmark piece of Australian history. The title was Evil Angels (echoes of the religious overtones and prejudice against Adventists). But,... Continue reading...


Visio Divina - Movie (Netflix): Babette's Feast

June 2021 – Movie Review by Peter Malone msc

We should never refuse an invitation to attend Babette’s Feast. A wonderful experience. This time the invitation comes from Netflix. Set in a 19th century Jutland village (and winner of Oscar for Best Foreign Language... Continue reading...


Visio Divina

May 2021

For regular movie reviews by movie critic Peter Malone msc, visit our facebook page.

Movie title:  ‘Healing’

See the trailer here.

Not a religious documentary. Rather, a moving Australian drama (winner of the Catholic award for 2014), now on Netflix.

The accompanying theme in Healing is Redemption,... Continue reading...


Audio Divina

30 May 2021

We offer you something to listen to which may feed your soul.

Deep Listening is our passion. Heart of Life acknowledges the wonderful work of Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann, and her Miriam Rose Foundation . We encourage you to listen to this amazing interview as she... Continue reading...


Meditation

We invite you to explore the reflections, texts and resources that we find helpful for our own spiritual journeys.  Visit our facebook page, or read the latest reflection by our director, Paul Beirne.

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