At a convent, fragile, unearthly Sister Agnes gives birth, but the child dies and Agnes retains no memory of the event. The police soon are involved because of the death of the baby. However, the main conflict is between Mother Superior Miriam Ruth, who wants Agnes left alone, and Dr. Martha Livingston, a psychiatrist determined to help Agnes gain a stronger grasp on reality and uncover any wrongdoers. Written by
That night, murder wasn't the only sin.
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Did You Know?
The full biographical details of Sister Agnes (Meg Tilly
) as revealed in the records in the convent's archives states that she was born on 15th July 1963, making Agnes aged around aged twenty-two years at the time that the film originally debuted in 1985. Sister Agnes had been accepted into the Convent of Mary Magdalene on 12th May 1981 about four years earlier aged around the age of eighteen years. Her full name was Agnes Louise Devereau and her parents were called Guy Martin Devereau and Mary Eugine Burchetti, the latter of whom is revealed [SPOILER ALERT] to be the sister of Mother Miriam Ruth (Anne Bancroft
). See more
During the most profound scene where Agnes receives the stigmata, the audio boom is visible for at least five seconds. See more
Doctor Martha Livingston
I don't know the meaning behind the song she sang. Perhaps it was a song of seduction, and the father was a field hand. Perhaps the song was simply a lullaby she remembered from many years ago, and the father was hope, and love, and desire and a belief in miracles. I want to believe that she was blessed. And I do miss her. And I hope she's left something; some little part of herself with me. That would be miracle enough, wouldn't it?