REFLECTION: The Cleric Behind Les Mis

By Doris Donnelly Former PCUSA National Council member Fans of "Les Misérables" on film or stage may be surprised to know that not everyone in France was of good cheer when Victor Hugo published the book in 1862. The anticlerical set was especially offended by the pivotal role of the Bishop of Digne, who helped … Continue reading REFLECTION: The Cleric Behind Les Mis

REFLECTION: Climbing to the light

by Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace What is it about the musical Le Miserables? I always leave the theatre a sobbing basket case, yet inspired by the human spirit—its ability to transform soul-wrenching tragedy into raw beauty. I’ve just seen it for the third time and am more overwhelmed by this … Continue reading REFLECTION: Climbing to the light