Martin Scorsese on the vocation of film-making


We recently ran into this article from the Catholic Herald in Britain, interviewing Martin Scorsese, director of the new film Silence. In it Scorsese talks about how getting ejected from seminary led him to realize that clergy are not the only ones with vocations. It raises some interesting thoughts about the Catholic theology of vocation and how Scorsese has exercised his vocation in his films. Take a look:

Martin Scorsese is talking about vocations. It’s s a subject he knows something about, having studied at a seminary when he was a young man. In the end – as history and an armful of awards can attest – he decided to be a film-maker rather than a priest, but as he himself points out most firmly, a vocation does not necessarily have to be a clerical one. [Read more]

  One thought on “Martin Scorsese on the vocation of film-making

  1. January 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    After we put up this post, we learned that Fuller Seminary is going to be releasing a video of the public conversation they hosted with Scorcese at a screening of “Silence” at Fuller. Read more about his talk with Brehm Center Director Mako Fujimura and Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture Kutter Callaway at this link:


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