"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, September 05, 2016

If only she wore a habit ...

"Don't ever think for an instant, Sister, that your habit will protect you." 
- Mother Mathilde’s warning to Sr. Luke - The Nun’s Story 


  1. The beautiful and classy Deborah Kerr and the ruggedly handsome, pot-smoking, Robert Mitchum made some dangerous waves together too.

    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    A wonderful film. ^^

    1. I remember that film too! I still like the Nun's Story as it really showed what semi-cloistered religious life was like in the first part of the 20th century - though this version is told from the perspective of a former nun who felt herself to be an outsider/misfit. The war turned life upside down in every state of life - convents not excluded. It lends a more profound meaning to the expression, 'war is a punishment for sin' - the consequences of the disorder of war are far reaching - down through generations.

    2. War ... ugly in all respects but sometimea necessary.

      True what you say though but as we are yet not free from the effects of war, I believe we may not be until the Lord returns.

      May we be found working and praying for peace and tending to our neighbor upon His glorious return.

    3. Typo alert! >•<

      I meant to say, sometimes necessary.


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