…Have a Little Faith

Philomena is a delightful surprise amongst this year’s nominees for Best Picture. Based on the true story of Philomena Lee, director Stephen Frears has created a heartwarming film about shame, love, and, most importantly, forgiveness. Philomena (Judi Dench), has kept her son, Anthony, a secret for 50 years.   Born out-of-wedlock, he was taken from…

…enjoy the ride

Times were different when  young, Irish-Catholic Philomena Lee was sent, pregnant and shamed, to the convent in Roscrea, Ireland. It’s here she paid her penance and gave birth to her son. It was also here that her son was taken from her without warning or explanation.   Times were different…