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The Passion of Augustine (La passion d'Augustin)
 

A Commentary  by Sarah Lyon




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This is a French Canadian from that is overtly about a Quebec boarding school with economic challenges that may be forced to shut down in which Mother Augustine (Celine Bonnier), addresses the challenge via music.. I especially loved the actress Elizabeth Tremblay-Gagnon who has one of the most boatful voices that I have every heard.

This is a great overlooked musical film that, unlike most musicals, has a powerful moral subtext. The Passion of Augustine addresses the many pressing challenges to Catholicism since Vatican II, including a loss of membership, increasing secularism, the current global economic challenges. and especially women's empowerment.

Every teacher in every Catholic school teacher should view this film, over, and over, and over again.