Great movie: Of Gods and Men

Of Gods And Men
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay… come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.

When I was recently back at the Maryknoll Center, I had the opportunity to watch this movie with the community.   It's a great "mission" film about what it means to live out the Gospel is difficult situations.