Invitation from God

Marie Louise Lefèvre, Denmark, 2006

28 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Thomas Keating, a Cistercian monk, lives in St. Benedict¿s monastery in the Rocky Mountains. At 82, the former abbot and author of several books on Christian spirituality, is a physical and spiritual giant. He is deeply engaged in the world and its problems and a strong proponent of inter-religious dialogue. With humour and charisma, Keating introduces ¿Centering Prayer¿, a Christian prayer practise, comparable to Eastern forms of meditation, which has great impact on the individual practitioner. Keating¿s teachings are informed by his profound understanding of modern psychology. Keating also offers concrete, vivid examples of the understanding - and misunderstanding - of Christian ethics. The conversations with Thomas Keating are framed by atmospheric and beautiful footage from the monastery and the countryside around it.
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Original title Invitation fra gud
Danish title Invitation fra gud
Keywords Christianity, Keating, Thomas, USA, Monks, Meditation, Belief
Director Marie Louise Lefèvre
Screenplay Marie Louise Lefèvre
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Editor Ida Bregninge
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov
Appearance Thomas Keating
Production country Denmark
Production company Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Marie Louise Lefèvre


Script Marie Louise Lefèvre


Production Lise Lense-Møller


Cinematography Erik Molberg Hansen


Editing Ida Bregninge


Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov


Appearance Thomas Keating

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