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5.0 out of 5 stars
The Life of a Nun, 28 Mar. 2010
When I last saw this film about forty years ago, I found it absolutely enthralling. When I watched the DVD version recently, it was equally enthralling. As a non-Catholic, I find it difficult to understand why any young girl should wish to be a nun. The film, however, shows a determined young girl who leaves her friends and family in order to join an Order of Nuns who care for others. We follow her as she learns more about the religious life and embarks on her academic studies. After an initial setback, she achieves her ambition and is sent to the Congo to work as a nurse.
We also learn more about the Roman Catholic Church. In many ways it is very caring. It is also very strict and can be extremely hard-hearted. I enjoyed the film and intend to watch it again.