Cathy Lins and Marie Lins from the Diocese of Madison report on their trip to the papal visit in the United States and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
The Journey begins (September 21, 2015)
By Cathy Lins
PHILADELPHIA -- The last minute details are coming together. Marie Lins and I have headed out to the Philadelphia area.
We have received invitations for private gatherings for media personnel.
On Monday, we hope to attend Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations, a special exhibit of the Museum on the Bible, seeing over 80 items, such as the pages of original Psalms written in Greek on papyrus (Bodmer Psalms Codex), fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, and pages from the Codex Climaci Rescriptus, which contain Christian texts from the sixth to eighth centuries, most of them in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.
The collection was initially on display in the Vatican, and is one of the largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts in the world.
Marie has signed up to see the U.S. premiere of the Humanum films, which focus on the complementarity of men and women and the beauty of marriage.
These are considered a groundbreaking series of films, capturing the ecology of the human family across the world and across religions.
They were filmed on location in Nigeria, Lebanon, Mexico, France, and the United States, employing a stunning cinematic blend of film, animation, and art.
This is a chance for media representatives to meet David Kang and Sean Schiavolin of Ecce! Films, the creators of the videos, and find out more about the promotion of the materials.
The seven films can be viewed on YouTube, by going to The Humanum Series.
|Early Christian documents in Aramaic from the Museum of the Bible Exhibit in Philadelphia.