October is Mission Month and World Missions Ireland has the pleasure of inviting you, our donors, returned missionaries, and those with an interest in overseas mission to the screening of Thanks to your Noble Shadow. The screening takes place on Tuesday, 3rd October at the Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Dublin at 11am with light refreshments afterwards. There is no charge on the day but donations for overseas mission are welcome.

After 75 years in Japan, Jennie O’Sullivan (Sr Paschal) has returned to her native Ireland. Just after her 100th birthday, this energetic, elderly nun agrees to have her memories recorded by her younger cousin, James. Over one year, they voyage together through the various episodes in her epic life story. It begins in the staunchly Catholic Ireland of her youth, which she left in 1935, and continues in Paris where the Infant Jesus Order she belonged to was founded. Later in Japan, James discovers a wellspring of love for Jennie amongst a legion of adoring past pupils. What is it about this woman that sees past pupils travel thousands of miles to visit her in Ireland? Interspersed with archive footage of Ireland and Japan in the early 20th century, this biographical film weaves a journey through Irish and Japanese history as well as Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.

The director James Creedon will be in attendance on the day to introduce this remarkable film. Please RSVP to fiona@wmi.ie if you wish to attend.

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