Thursday • June 06, 2024 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Faith, Friends, and Film: Nacho Libre

Tonight we're screening Nacho Libre; come meet someone new and stay for the show. Doors at 7:00 pm.

Holy Family Episcopal Church
3719 Navigation Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77003

"Cinema is the most direct way to get in touch with God." — Federico Fellini

Faith, Friends, and Film is a film screening series presented by The Door, a ministry of St. John the Divine. Each screening is paired with a theme related to faith. Light hospitality will be provided, along with a phone break at the half. Come out for the show and meet someone new! Captions on!

Tonight's Film: Nacho Libre

The story of “Nacho Libre” is loosely based on a true one, that of the Mexican priest, Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, who began a career as a masked luchador to support the orphanage he directed. Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”), Fr. Benítez’ luchador name, retired in 2011 after wrestling for 23 years in service of the orphans he loved. The comedy of Nacho Libre’s version of the story of Fr. Benítez gives a human face to what is often considered attractive yet unattainable in saintly zeal and desire, thereby inspiring us to believe that such service to God and neighbor is, in fact, a gift that God still gives the willing.

Theme | Vocation/Purpose
| Colossians 1:10
Spiritual Classic
| The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence

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