Finding God In the Dark  is a film series based on the book of the same name by

John J. Pungente, SJ and Monty Williams, SJ that explores aspects of the Spiritual Exercises. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Pacific.  Please register to receive the background materials and Zoom link to join the meeting. 

Due to social distancing requirements, we have adapted our series to allow you to view the film on your own prior to meeting. The films, themes and dates are listed below. If you are interested in participating, please use the RSVP link below and we will send you the background information, questions for reflection, discussion questions and Zoom information. Thank you!

Winter 2021 series

The theme for the winter series is "A Healing Retreat."

magnolia - january 6, 2021

Click the link below to sign up for any of the listed films or to express interest future series.

First Week - The Mercy of God

3rd Exercise: Destruction - The Beatitudes


*Note: the preparation materials for this week include the eight Beatitudes and are more extensive than any of the previous films we have covered. You may want to begin well in advance of the January 6th meeting. However, please know that all are welcome - even if you haven't watched the film!

mystic river - January 13, 2021

Second Week - Walking with God

8th Exercise: Three Classes of People - Our Choices Define Who We Are, Facing Selfishness

the dark Knight - january 20, 2021

Third Week - A Passionate Love

4th Exercise: The Betrayal - Intimate Acts of Violence, Naked to My Enemies, The Long Last Night

Once - January 27, 2021

Fourth Week - A Transforming Love

3rd Exercise: Doubting Thomas - Fear and Joy, The Gift of the Spirit, Forgiving Sin, Personal Proof Beyond Disbelief

Questions? Contact us at or 714-997-9587

434 S Batavia St, Orange, CA 92868

phone: 714-997-9587

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