The Story

"It is true that few will have the greatness to bend history itself...but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped." - Robert Kennedy

Plot Summary

A group of college freshmen going through a seminary program in the turbulent 1960s are inspired by one of their teachers to broaden their experiences and impact a wider world.

Based on a true story that took place during the late-1960s, a group of young men studying to become priests were among the first seminarians in the country to be taken out of an all-male Catholic seminary and placed in an experimental program on the grounds of a co-ed university. Inspired by one of their teachers to break away from the confines the administration imposes on them, the students start broadening their experiences and bringing about positive change to themselves and others.

Their missionary zeal leads them to help migrant workers in farm camps, to anti-war rallies, to civil rights marches, and ultimately to opening a rec center for troubled teens in the most violent neighborhood in their city.

In defiance of seminary rules and numerous municipal ordinances, they are guided by what they believe in their hearts to be the moral imperative. Along the way they struggle with the hierarchy of an institution that isn't ready to expand its spiritual boundaries and they clash against the dangerous elements on the streets that don't appreciate their idealistic spirit.

This powerful story of young men trying to lead purposeful lives in the midst of social chaos and personal change is a timeless one that reflects the era it is set in as well as our current time. It is a journey of triumphs and pitfalls that will touch the minds and hearts of those who have walked most of their own path and those just starting out on theirs.