Movie premieres are not just for Hollywood! The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine invite you to a screening and world premiere of the film that documents the religious order’s 150 year history.
The debut will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine. In celebration of 150 years of apostolic ministry in the state of Florida, the documentary is called, “A Legacy of Faith: The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine.” Tickets are on sale for $10 at www.ssjfl.org or call 904-824-9100. All proceeds will benefit the ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The one hour documentary produced by WJCT—Public Broadcasting, Jacksonville brings to life the journals and letters written by the first adventurous sisters who arrived in Florida and shows the important role the sisters played in the growth of the Roman Catholic Church in the 19th century. The film takes viewers from the early days of their history when eight French nuns arrived in St. Augustine in 1866 for the purpose of educating liberated slaves, to their more recent involvement in social justice and health care.
“A Legacy of Faith: The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida tells the history of not only the St. Augustine Sisters of St. Joseph, but it is a tribute to the hundreds of women who have worn the habit and dedicated their lives to serving God through their service to mankind,” said Rich Conner, Producer/Director, WJCT.