Faith & Film Dec 13: Silent Night

silent night

6:00pm in the Woodside Center. If you are able to bring healthy evening snacks. See Gary E. for more information

In 1818, when Joseph Mohr is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near Salzburg, the young man is full of ideas and ideals. His passion to bring the church closer to the common people sets him on a collision course with his new superior Father Noestler. When Mohr organizes a church choir that includes local outcasts and performs in German instead of Latin, Noestler threatens him with disciplinary action. Their relationship further deteriorates when Maria, one of the outcasts, surprisingly joins the performance of the all-male church choir. As Mohr’s initial successes start to crumble and his efforts backfire on him, he loses all hope and faces a trial of faith. The night before Christmas, Mohr has to decide if he will accept defeat and leave Oberndorf or embrace the true significance of the Holy Night. Beautifully filmed on location in Austria, you will be uplifted by this powerful story inspired by the true events leading to the creation of the most popular Christmas carol of all time —Silent Night.

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