Friday, December 7, 2012

In His Final Days Alfred Hitchcock Embraced the Mass and Eucharist

Fr. Henninger at the Wall Street Journal has a very poignant write up this morning about the home Masses he celebrated for a frail Alfred Hitchcock in the final part of his Life.

....After we chatted for a while, we all crossed from the living room through a breezeway to his study, and there, with his wife, Alma, we celebrated a quiet Mass. Across from me were the bound volumes of his movie scripts, "The Birds," "Psycho," "North by Northwest" and others—a great distraction. Hitchcock had been away from the church for some time, and he answered the responses in Latin the old way. But the most remarkable sight was that after receiving communion, he silently cried, tears rolling down his huge cheeks.....

Read it all at  Alfred Hitchcock's Surprise Ending -A biographer said that the director, at the end of his life, shunned religion. Not true. I was there..


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