Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sœur Emmanuelle

Sœur Emmanuelle died on Monday. She was almost 100 years old. There has been almost nothing else on TV these last two days. She was such a popular figure. She was always urging people to smile and be happy, setting a good example herself.

The first time I saw her on French TV years ago she was being interviewed by our most famous TV journalist, a pretty pompous man at the best of times. She would have non of his questions. On the way to the studios she came across some prostitutes and she wanted to tell us about them. She just had so much energy, a bossy little lady who will be missed by a lot of people from all faiths.


alan said...

To have so many think so wonderfully of you is a true measure of a life well lived!

Having followed you link, she was an amazing woman!


Anji said...

Alan: She was amazing. She was a nun, but she crossed a lot of barriers.