Band Of Sisters (2014)
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"I did exactly what the church asked me--and now, the church is looking at me like, where have you come from...who are you?" says Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM (Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), in Band of Sisters about the remarkable transformation of Catholic nuns in the United States since Vatican II of the 1960s, and the reaction of some members of the church hierarchy who oppose their changes. Perhaps more than any other group, U.S. nuns embraced Vatican II's call to serve where there was the greatest need. In Band of Sisters, two nuns advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees and deportees in and around a Chicago-area deportation center. It is 50 years since Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council to let a little fresh air into the church, and most Catholic nuns in the U.S. have never looked back. Fascinating scenes of convent life prior to Vatican II contrast with those of nuns in the tumultuous and exciting years after the Council, when sisters became engaged with the great social movements of our day.(c) Official Site … More
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Critic Reviews for Band Of Sisters
It's said older women are all but invisible in society - and, thus, underestimated - and these righteous nuns are using that superpower to their full advantage.
A sweeping but disorganized and sometimes monotonous exploration of the evolution of left-of-center Roman Catholic sisters in the United States since the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.
A heart-felt documentary celebrating the incredible achievements of activist Catholic nuns in the United States.
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