Hard stuff, but necessary for the road to perfection.
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And, speaking of saints, you may enjoy a short post from my old blog, just to prove I blogged long ago and far away in another land.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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The recent announcement that Father Damien of Molokai will be canonized in the near
future fills me with great joy. Father Damien (Joseph de Veuster) is one of my favourite
saints, and his recognition for a holy life by the Universal Church is an event I shall
welcome with happiness.
If any of you have not watched Aldyth Morris' Damien with Terence Knapp, I highly
recommend you do so. The one-man play is powerful and dramatically intriguing. It won
the George Peabody, Ohio State, and Christopher awards for the author and director. In
addition to those, the play won the PBS Honorable Mention for Drama and the National
Association of Educational Broadcasters Award for Art Directing. Ms. Morris died in 1997.
She also wrote similar dramatic interpretations, including one on Robert Louis Stevenson
and one on Captain James Cook
This is not the same as the movie called Molokai, which is fine and features an amazing
cast, but not as moving and spiritually profound as Morris' one-man play. However, it is a
This portrait of the saint reveals an understanding of the overlap of personality and grace.
I have set a prayer before Father Damien, and ask that you join me in this "special intention",
which is such a Catholic thing to do.
Posted by Supertradmom at 8:37 PM