Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

January 8, 2018

Jim Caviezel's Powerful Message for Young Catholics

Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus in The Passion of Christ, told the audience of young Catholics to "shake off their indifference" and "express their faith in public." This presentation--just under sixteen minutes in length--is well worth the time to show in its entirety to your students. Caviezel spoke at the recent SLS18 (Student Leadership Summit 2018) conference sponsored by The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) in Chicago. He was there to promote his new film Paul: Apostle of Christ which is scheduled for release on March 28, 2018.

After the students watch the presentation, ask for their reactions. You may wish that they share their favorite quotations by Caviezel. For example:

  • "Shake off indifference."
  • "Pray. Fast. Meditate on the Holy Scriptures. Take the sacraments seriously."
  • "Embrace your cross."
  • "Race to your goal."
  • "You are not given freedom to do what you like. You are given freedom to do what you ought."

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