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Sisters Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch featured in Al Jazeera America

"Out of the Habit, Into the Fire"
August 3, 2014
Reporter Naureen Khan recently spent a week with Sisters Pat and JoAnn, who are featured in Band of Sisters. Ms. Kahn offers an insightful account of what she witnessed and what the sisters' work is all about.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/3/deportation-immigrantsice.html

D.C.'s AFI Silver Theatre screening sets Band of Sisters record!

We had a wonderful D.C. area premiere Friday, April 11, 2014 at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. We set a record for the largest Band of Sisters audience ever (425 people!) thanks to the help of many groups and friends including the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, NETWORK, WATER, Women's Ordination Conference, Pax Christi, ND Women Connect, Solidarity With Sisters, and LCWR.

Many thanks to the AFI for showing the film. We will be back for an encore on November 9th, 2014!

Library Journal verdict: "A poetic tribute to the work of women religious…"

Library Journal reviews Band of Sisters: "Fishman and those she speaks with here show that giving up the habit did not mean that the sisters gave up their commitment to the work of the church." The reviewer's verdict: "A poetic tribute to the work of women religious who have made a transition to the contemporary world without losing their vision."
Reviewed by Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, NJ, in the April 1, 2014 issue, p. 62.

Saint Anthony Messenger magazine features Director Mary Fishman in cover story

"MARY FISHMAN AND HER BAND OF SISTERS"  
The behind the scenes story of the making of the film.

St. Anthony Messenger is America's best-selling Catholic magazine, published each month by the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit the website at: www.StAnthonyMessenger.org 

PDF of the article provided below, courtesy of St. Anthony Messenger.

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