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'Band of Sisters' to play at Raue Center for the Arts

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  • "Band of Sisters" filmmaker Mary Fishman, left, talks with Sisters JoAnn Persch and Pat Murphy of the Chicago area Religious Sisters of Mercy.

      "Band of Sisters" filmmaker Mary Fishman, left, talks with Sisters JoAnn Persch and Pat Murphy of the Chicago area Religious Sisters of Mercy.
    Courtesy of Christian Molidor

 

Submitted by Raue Center for the Arts

The 2012 documentary "Band of Sisters" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., in Crystal Lake.

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It premiered in Chicago in September 2012 and is now touring the U.S. It is about the journey of Catholic nuns from the U.S. that go from being sheltered "daughters of the church" to adventurous citizens of the world.

In the film, two nuns advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees and deportees in and around a Chicago-area deportation center. In the face of obstacles and threats cast by government agencies, the military and the hierarchy of their own church, the forward-thinking U.S. nuns are on a mission of love, and it appears that nothing can stop them.

"Band of Sisters" travels with nuns across the U.S. who continue their own missions as organic farmers, environmental attorneys, peace activists, holistic health care practitioners, podcasters and more.

Sisters Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, who are featured in the film, will be there for an audience question-and-answer session. Tickets are $10. Tickets may be ordered at the box office, (815) 356-9212 or www.rauecenter.org. Visit bandofsistersmovie.com.

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