“The Lost Daughter” raises startling questions about the role of motherhood as it comes into conflict with a woman’s desire to achieve something beyond domestic responsibilities.
The tale of a medieval woman’s decision to join the convent, Marj Charlier’s historical novel, 'The Rebel Nun,' resonates with many of the issues faced by the church in modern times.
I am told that at the last moment, my mother sat up, looked towards heaven and fell back to her pillow. I chose to believe Mary came to her, took her and is with her still.
“Rebel Hearts” is an immensely satisfying experience for the viewer, especially for anyone who has chafed against the church’s powerful male hierarchy, but still yearned for belonging in its fold.
Classic “nun movies” are awash in sentimentality and melodrama, barely scratching the surface of their protagonists’ inner lives. But Patricia Lawler Kenet writes that she could not get enough of them.