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The Called & The Chosen: Virtual Evening of Reflection with Fr. James Martin, SJ & Jonathan Roumie

August 21, 2020 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Central Time)
A Virtual Evening of Reflection for Adults

Retreat Title: The Called & The Chosen: Virtual Evening of Reflection with Fr. James Martin, SJ & Jonathan Roumie

Who is Jesus? This can be a complicated question. Around the world, Jesus is seen as a teacher, prophet, holy man, wonder-worker, or the Son of God. Who is Jesus to youThis is an essential question for anyone on a spiritual journey with Christ. Wherever you are in your journey with Jesus, this is a retreat to reflect on His call to follow Him (for the first time or anew) and the obstacles that may keep us from freely responding to His call.

In this online retreat, Fr. James Martin, SJ responds from his personal experience and gives an Ignatian perspective on sensing and responding to God's call. Jonathan Roumie, the actor portraying Jesus in The Chosen TV series, reflects on his own personal calling and on the call of the biblical characters dramatized in the series (viewing this series is suggested prior to attending the retreat). Retreatants will be invited to reflect on who the person of Jesus is in their own life and how they are called to follow Christ.

Program Cost: $30.00

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Retreat Masters:

Jonathan Roumie

Jonathan Roumie—actor-director-producer & musician—is best known for his groundbreaking role in the popular series "The Chosen," the #1 crowdfunded media project in history, currently streaming in every country on the planet. He has also appeared on “Chicago Med,” "The Mindy Project,” “The Good Wife,” “The Newsroom,” “Law and Order,” and “NCIS,” among other shows.  Some of his notable Voice-Over work includes voice-matching Michael Douglas for Marvel's "Antman and Wasp" and British actor, Henry Golding in "Crazy Rich Asians."  He serves as VP on the boards of two non-profits media companies, Catholics in Media Associates and The G.K. Chesterton Theatre Co., and was recently nominated for Papal Knighthood by the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Fr. James Martin, SJ

The Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large at the Jesuit magazine America, consultor to the Vatican's Dicastery of Communication, and author of numerous books including the NY Times Best-Selling Jesus: A Pilgrimage and My Life with the Saints and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. He is a frequent commentator in the national and international media, having appeared in such diverse outlets as The Colbert Report, The Wall Street Journal, History Channel, BBC, and Vatican Radio. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988 he graduated from the Wharton School of Business.