How did a Catholic priest’s photos gain popularity with over 44 million views online? And how can photography be a tool for evangelisation?
What works, what doesn’t, what are people hungry for and what do they respond to? What are the spiritual challenges and pitfalls of this medium? How can a media worker for the Church deepen the spiritual understanding of his/her work? What are the challenges and opportunities when people are jaded with the Church and consider it out-of-date?
Fr Lew will be present online Friday 8 Nov 2019 at 8pm (GMT+8) or 12 noon (GMT) at this webinar to answer your questions LIVE.
WEBINAR Page: https://go.catholic.sg/webinar
The talk was prerecorded LIVE on 10 Sep 2019. Note: This webinar will not be placed online for viewing after this session (e.g. on YouTube) . Places are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.
About the Speaker:
Fr. Lawrence Lew OP, 42, is a young and dynamic Malaysia-born Dominican friar. Dubbed a “media missionary”, he is renowned for preaching the beauty of the Gospel through photography.
Fr. Lew entered the Dominican Order after graduating with a law degree from the University of Leeds, UK. Ordained priest in 2011, he obtained a STL (Summa cum Laude) in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, USA, in 2017. He was subsequently invited to preach parish missions and shoot photographic tours for the Dominicans around the USA.
Among his research interests are dogmatic theology, aesthetics and the theology of beauty, and traditional Catholic culture (e.g. music and the sacred liturgy). Fr. Lew publishes his homilies online and his photo collection of 15,000 photos has been viewed 44 million times. His photo of Blackfriars Priory in Oxford, UK has been used in countless Internet memes and once ranked 35th on Flickr’s Explore. Born in Malaysia, Fr. Lew lived in Singapore in the 1990s, where he attended St. Joseph’s Institution (SJI) and National Junior College. He attributes his conversion to Catholicism to his student years at SJI.