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Brides of Christ 

Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its ... See full summary »
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Brenda Fricker ...  Sister Agnes 6 episodes, 1991
Sandy Gore ...  Mother Ambrose 6 episodes, 1991
Josephine Byrnes ...  Sister Catherine 6 episodes, 1991
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ...  Sister Paul 6 episodes, 1991
Beth Champion ...  Sister Clare 6 episodes, 1991
Joy Hruby Joy Hruby ...  Sister Polycarp 6 episodes, 1991
Connie Hobbs Connie Hobbs ...  Sister Pierre 6 episodes, 1991
Ann Fay Ann Fay ...  Sister Innocent 6 episodes, 1991
Michelle Pettigrove Michelle Pettigrove ...  Sister Francine 6 episodes, 1991
Naomi Watts ...  Frances Heffernan 5 episodes, 1991
Kym Wilson ...  Rosemary Fitzgerald 5 episodes, 1991
Irene Rowland Irene Rowland ...  Sister Perpetua 5 episodes, 1991
Melissa Thomas Melissa Thomas ...  Brigid Maloney 5 episodes, 1991
Kirsty McGregor ...  Caroline 5 episodes, 1991
Vanessa Collier Vanessa Collier ...  Jacinta 5 episodes, 1991
Rhys McConnochie ...  Monsignor 4 episodes, 1991
Penny Stehli Penny Stehli ...  Sister Patrick 4 episodes, 1991
Leo Taylor Leo Taylor ...  Bill Fitzgerald 3 episodes, 1991
Harold Hopkins ...  Ken Maloney 3 episodes, 1991
Caroline Gillmer ...  Sister Philomena 3 episodes, 1991
Pippa Grandison ...  Bernadette 3 episodes, 1991
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Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, there is war in Vietnam and mandatory conscription, there is the Vatican controversy on abortion and contraception, and the changing face of the Church as a whole. Told in six parts, Diane faces her own demons and has to finally decide if she can teach what the Church preaches, or if it's simply impossible for her to reconcile all the contradictions of the faith and uphold her vow of obedience. Written by Jane Phillips

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Australia | UK | Ireland

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English

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13 June 1993 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Diane: For various reasons I did not keep a journal while I was in the convent, so I have to piece this one together from memory. The result is probably more balanced and forgiving than I knew how to be at the time, so I have decided to dedicate it to Saint Anselm, all of the philosophers, and a few other beginning with "A." I doubt if Sister Patti would have had much time for me leaving the convent. She used to say, "You can peel the skin off of an onion but what difference did it make? Inside of ...
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She's So Fine
Written by George Young (uncredited) and Stevie Wright (uncredited)
Performed by The Easybeats
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ten star series
5 June 2006 | by mattimjSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful miniseries that had us weeping many, many time. If you love this show, you will also love Ballykissangel, and An American Rhapsody.You'll see a very young Naomi Watts, the wonderful Brenda Fricker and a young Russel Crowe. I am a Catholic, so I know a lot about priests and nuns, but if you are a non-Catholic you will find this to be very revealing about the mores of the Catholic Church and life in a convent. Even my most stoic friend-an atheist -was sobbing during the last show. My wife and I cry easily, but this baby will make any sensitive soul reach for the Kleenex. I might add that another great movie for lovers of shows about religion is Babette's Feast.


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