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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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Series cast summary:
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
Pat Bishop Pat Bishop ...  Mary Maloney 2 episodes, 1991
John Frawley John Frawley ...  Bishop 2 episodes, 1991
Brian Rooney Brian Rooney ...  Brendan Maloney 2 episodes, 1991
Gian Clancey Gian Clancey ...  Kerry Maloney 2 episodes, 1991
Dimity Clancey Dimity Clancey ...  Moya Maloney 2 episodes, 1991
Christine Degeuron Christine Degeuron ...  Mrs. Upton 2 episodes, 1991
Genevieve Mooy Genevieve Mooy ...  Judith Fitzgerald 2 episodes, 1991
Mary-Ann Henshaw Mary-Ann Henshaw ...  Novice Denise 2 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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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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Let's Twist Again
Written by Dave Appell (uncredited) and Kal Mann (uncredited)
Performed by Johnny O'Keefe
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Outstanding Mini-Series
22 June 2004 | by Clipper965See all my reviews

I first saw Brides of Christ when A&E aired it 1991 and it remains the best mini series I have ever seen. Brides is a testament to the incredible amount of undiscovered acting talent that exist in Australia. The film has a bit of a left of center political slant but is still an outstanding production. To its credit Brides does a credible job explaining the turmoil in the Catholic Church that resulted from Vatican 2. This mini series should be shown throughout the Islamic world as there are many parallels. You must have this Mini Series. I bought the 3 tape VHS collection and just bought the DVD because the VHS have become worn out due to being watched over and over. I loan them out to everyone I know.


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