Earlier this week on the blog, Fr. Thomas Rosica shared his homily for the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist
. That message was preached in Rome at the Generalate of the Christian Brothers de la Salle, a religious order renowned for operating schools around the world. Notable among them is Bethlehem University
S+L spent one month filming at this remarkable university, whose existence has been shaped at every turn by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As history has taught its students and educators, it's an environment where anything can happen.
Beacon of Hope
, the 14-minute video was first presented in Rome on Thursday evening to an audience that included Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation of Eastern Churches; Cardinal John Foley, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem; Archbishop Antonio Franco, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Palestine; members of the General Curia of the Christian Brothers de la Salle; the Administration, Boards of Governors and Regents of Bethlehem University; and many distinguished guests and supporters of the sole Catholic University in Israel and Palestine. The video previews a future, full-length S+L documentary about Bethlehem University.