« back to all posts

Capra Communion: Family Reflection Video

Capra Communion: Family Reflection Video

Why pray?

How can being Catholic change one’s life? One’s outlook? One’s work?

Some of the most famous directors in Hollywood are Catholic, and I heard the story of Frank Capra being told he had such talent, but was wasting it on cheap postcard-type movies, so he went on to make something he could truly be proud of: It’s a Wonderful Life.

Capra described the sacrament of Communion as a living experience with God, one that he felt and was sure of, so he rooted his work in his faith, to make movies that would inspire and enlighten. Like the centurion from today’s gospel, we are always working to be worthy that the Lord may come and see us. Let us always be striving for our best as we walk humbly in faith. Amen.

About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.