The Sacrament of Memory

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Opened Oct 16, 2003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre presents the New York premiere of The Sacrament of Memory, written and directed by Peter John Cameron. This play of courage and conviction is about the life of Therese Martin, a 19th Century Carmelite nun known to millions as the Little Flower. Born in France in 1873, Therese should by all accounts have lived an anonymous life, in a convent in an obscure town---not achieving lasting devotion from millions throughout the world. The Sacrament of Memory illustrates the religious and political world, which surrounded Sister Therese. She was transformed from a child of privilege---coming to understand how small, daily acts of love were just as important as great deeds of magnificence, in finding meaning in life. Following her death at age 24 from tuberculosis in 1897, her message of "The Little Way" spread, attracting millions of adherents.