Saturday, December 22, 2007

The nun's story...

PBS has the film tonight, The Nun's Story that is - I have seen it about 10 times and maybe read the book about 5 times.

It brings back memories of finding an excuse to speak to Sr. Joseph about the film - she was the 1st grade teacher at my school when I was in 5th grade - she happened to be the young, pretty nun. Sister told me their life was nothing like what the film portrayed - she was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet - and of course, it was around 1960. (You see, the breakdown began before the Council - Vatican II simply opened the windows.)

Anyway - the film takes me back - ah! (This season is far too nostalgic.) But I want to let you know, my dearest uncle is very ill. He had a heart attack earlier in the week, and then a stroke. He is 89 and my aunt is 82. They were both in perfect health. I'm just asking for prayers for him, my uncle's name is Arthur.

Thank you very much.


  1. Prayers for your aunt and uncle: done.


  2. Will pray at Mass this morning..i must get the film..have never seen it..God bless..

  3. I'll remember him at Mass today, Terry.

  4. I will pray for your family and may God comfort you all. My your uncle have a speedy recovery.

    BTW: I saw part of the movie last night and wondered what it was. It caught my eye to have nuns on PBS.

  5. Speaking of movies, has any one seen the newly released Irish movie "Once"? It's a beautiful movie!

    National Catholic Register gave it a very positive review this week. If you want a treat for Christmas, watch this movie. (warning: it is for adults due to the liberal use of the "F" word-- said with an Irish accent and in context, it doesn't offend)

    But it demonstrates everything movie making could be if done by small groups of artists, for the sake and love of art and creativity, not worrying about pleasing Hollywood producers.

    I will pray for Arthur, Terry, and for his wife.

    I didn't see the PBS movie. I hope they play it again, sometimes they will do that.

  6. Prayers here, my friend.

  7. Prayers shooting across the miles.

  8. Praying!

    I've never seen the movie...and so you're saying that the defective Sisters defected back then? They didn't use V2 as an excuse? Or what were they doing?

  9. Thanks for the prayers everyone. I'll keep you updated on his progress.

    Adoro - I think that the winds of change were already whisping through the Church before the Council, but most especially during the Council - anticipating the upheaval which was to come. A real historian would have to answer your question however - and perhaps someone has - I'm just not aware of a source.

  10. Terry, your uncle and aunt are in my prayers.


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