There's an inspiring "David and Goliath" pro-life movie opening on January 24 at theaters across the country that The Motley Monk highly recommends.
"Gimme Shelter" recounts the courageous story of Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival. In the depths of despair, she meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. Apple breaks from her inhibiting past and embraces her future with clarity and hope.
But, if The Motley Monk's recommendation isn't good enough, the President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, writes:
The remarkable narrative of "Gimme Shelter" expresses a powerful
reality and the heroic love of a mother for her unborn child. Exploring
the hard questions regarding the meaning of life, family, love and
suffering, our heroine, "Apple," fights against all odds and finds hope
in the kindness of some key people, including a hospital chaplain who
expresses the true nature of a priestly soul of service, guidance, and
the deep Love of God for every single man, woman and child from
the moment of conception. Out of rejection shines the courageous
beauty of a mother’s love, and out of tragedy, shines hope!
Don't forget: "Gimme Shelter" opens in theaters across the country on January 24, 2014. Check it out!