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Liam Neeson To Read Selections From C.S. Lewis for Advent Prayer Challenge

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Acclaimed actor Liam Neeson will be reading selections from the works of C.S. Lewis for an Advent prayer challenge that will begin on Dec. 4 on the Hallow app. Joining Neeson are Jonathan Roumie of “The Chosen” and Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT.

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“This is something I’m really excited to share with people. I’ll be going through meditations largely from C.S. Lewis (from Belfast originally) in partnership with the Hallow app, which is this great prayer and meditation app,” said Neeson, pointing out that, like him, Lewis was from Ireland. “The content is pretty incredible.”

“It’ll all be part of a Christmas and Advent challenge to help us to really grow deeper in our faith in this holiday season,” Neeson added.

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Liam Neeson, whose acting career spans more than four decades, is known for films including “Schindler’s List” (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), “The Phantom Menace,” “Batman Begins,” “Les Misérables,” “Taken,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy. The “Narnia” movies were based on C.S. Lewis’ popular children’s series, and in them, Neeson voiced the character of Aslan, a Christ figure.

Neeson was raised in the Catholic church. In a 2017 interview about his movie, “Silence,” he spoke about his spiritual beliefs, saying, “If God were a stern master, I would have given up the faith long ago. God is love, love is God. I have had personal experiences of God’s love, beautiful and calming, all the things the Psalms talk about. If he was a stern master, well, I don’t know.”

Hallow is a Catholic app that facilitates prayer and meditation. Its website says this year’s Advent prayer challenge will feature “reflections based on different works of Lewis, including ‘The Four Loves,’ ‘Mere Christianity,’ ‘The Great Divorce,’ and more.”

“Advent Pray 25 will focus on the three comings of Christ: personally into each of our hearts, His Second Coming at the end of time, and as an infant in Bethlehem,” says the description. “The daily prayer challenge will help you slow down and find quiet this Advent. In this quiet, Advent Pray 25 will help you see how the desires of your heart point to far more and greater than what the world offers.”

Jonathan Roumie plays the role of Jesus in the TV series, “The Chosen,” and is a partner with Hallow. Last year, Roumie joined “The Chosen” creator, Dallas Jenkins, and fellow cast members George Harrison Xanthis (John the Evangelist), Elizabeth Tabish (Mary Magdalene), Paras Patel (Matthew), David Amito (John the Baptist), and Vanessa Benavente (Mary, the Mother of Jesus) for Hallow’s 2022 Advent prayer challenge.

In an interview with Roumie promoting the prayer challenge, Liam Neeson said, “It’ll all be part of a Christmas and Advent challenge to help us to really grow deeper in our faith in this holiday season.” Neeson described Hallow as a “wonderful prayer and meditation app that helps people to build their daily habits of prayer and find real peace in their lives.”