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November 15, 2007


Father M.

The story of these brave women has transcended in to the popular culture through the opera, "The Dialogues of the Carmelites."

As with the stories of so many of the martyrs they suffered so much and had to worship in secret and today people can't make it to a Mass less than a mile away because their kid has a soccer tournament.

Old Dominion Tory

This story always moves me profoundly. Thank you for it, Christine.
Father M, your observations are dead-on. Alas.


I've been wanting to attend a showing of The Dialogues for some time; I hear the last scene is rather powerful. Gertrud von le Fort's Song at the Scaffold is a wonderful piece of work, too.

Robbo the Llama Butcher

Nicely done, Christine.

I suppose it's rayther uncharitable of me to smile at the thought that while these poor brave martyrs went straight to their reward, so did M. Robespierre and the rest of those vile Jacobin villains get what was coming to them.

Basil Seal

Sink me! Where was that demmed Sir Percy Blakeney?


Probably sailing about on his schooner with Marguerite...

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