07 January 2021, The Tablet

The enclosure of Mary and her sisters

by Patricia Rumsey

The enclosure of Mary and her sisters

Nuns from the Benedictine Sisters, Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara launch a charity event in Dublin in 1999
PA, Chris Bacon


It was the Christmas holiday and in the monastery we were watching a DVD of the 1959 classic The Nun’s Story. Audrey Hepburn is surely the most impossibly ethereal nun ever to drift around in a habit.

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User Comments (1)

Comment by: Fr. P.
Posted: 11/01/2021 12:07:33
Very refreshing and thought- provoking. A reminder that the undercurrents of culture can still exercise great power beneath the surface despite being formally exposed as being contrary to the gospel. It is this unseen mass of submerged iceberg which still snares the movement for radical change.