Saturday, October 11, 2008

The nun's story




The Nun's Story, starring Audrey Hepburn. The cover makes it look like kitsch but when Jeff Williams recommends something I watch it and I'm always glad.

Audrey Hepburn is great, but it's the story of the nun's ritual that is so bizarre and fascinating and humbling. Early in the movie, Sr. Margharita, Mistress of the Postulants, tells the new nuns, "We constantly strive toward perfection by inner silence. The ultimate goal of this silence it to make possible constant conversation with God. Therefore we do not talk loudly; nor do we engage in useless conversations."

Maybe this is my problem. Blogs are too often useless converations. I think I'll be quiet for a while until I have something to say.

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