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Permission to Die Trailer - The True Story of The Martyrs at Compiegne (2018)

The OfficialMikeChurchChannel 17 July: Carmelite Nuns of Compiègne (1794 A.D.) Perhaps the most widely acclaimed of contemporary operas is Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Opera buffs…More
The OfficialMikeChurchChannel 17 July: Carmelite Nuns of Compiègne (1794 A.D.)
Perhaps the most widely acclaimed of contemporary operas is Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. Opera buffs, in their love of music, have accepted many a libretto full of marital infidelity and melodrama. Why should they now applaud this story of sixteen nuns who died during the French Revolution in defense of religious chastity and obedience? I think it is because like all martyrs, the 16 were willing to die for truth – an act of courage that even the most worldly of us can still find thrilling.
The subjects of this opera were members of the strict Carmelite monastery at Compiegne, some 70 miles north of Paris: ten professed choir-nuns; one novice; three lay sisters and two “extern sisters”. During the “Reign of Terror” they rejected the political oath required by the French Revolutionary government, because they sensed its anti-Catholic implications. But it really didn’t matter whether they …
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