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St Thomas Becket
« on: December 29, 2012, 05:59:06 AM »
Before there was Thomas More and John Fisher there was Thomas Becket. Here was a real man who put God first.

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Re: St Thomas Becket
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 01:32:23 PM »
Becket is one of my favorite saints.  (And Becket is one of my favorite movies.) 

Here's the most badass scene from Becket in honor of the day:



Thomas Becket, ora pro nobis.
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Re: St Thomas Becket
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 01:36:42 PM »
EQB, I only got around to watching the movie earlier this year.  Not too shabby!  And that scene is my favorite.
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Re: St Thomas Becket
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 01:48:06 PM »
EQB, I only got around to watching the movie earlier this year.  Not too shabby!  And that scene is my favorite.

It's quite well done, apart from the fact that Becket wasn't a Saxon.  (Apparently Anouilh realized this immediately after writing the play and decided that he preferred just to leave it in.)

Anyway, I think that scene is everyone's favorite--at least, everyone with the correct ecclesiastical opinions.   ;D
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Re: St Thomas Becket
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 01:59:20 PM »
EQB, I only got around to watching the movie earlier this year.  Not too shabby!  And that scene is my favorite.

It's quite well done, apart from the fact that Becket wasn't a Saxon.  (Apparently Anouilh realized this immediately after writing the play and decided that he preferred just to leave it in.)

Anyway, I think that scene is everyone's favorite--at least, everyone with the correct ecclesiastical opinions.   ;D

Didn't know that about Becket.  And yes -- I imagine those Nouvelle Theologiae thinkers much preferred the "humanism" of the king's earlier recollections, what with the fooling around and such ;)  In fact, I've recently wondered whether the Trad seminaries don't screen their candidates and make them consider their vocation so thoroughly because those men of the Nou. Theo. did not have true vocations... (besides the fact, of course, that thorough screenings and prayerful consideration of vocation should be the norm anyway!)
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Re: St Thomas Becket
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 02:39:58 PM »
Becket is one of my favorite saints.  (And Becket is one of my favorite movies.) 

Here's the most badass scene from Becket in honor of the day:



Thomas Becket, ora pro nobis.

I was reading his entry in Butler's Lives of the Saints today. A devout and pious man, his life adorned with virtues, as Butler might tell us.  An example to us all, especially to our priests and bishops; and a great saint. Ita vero, Sancte Thoma ora pro nobis!
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Re: St Thomas Becket
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 10:13:55 PM »
Thank you for posting that video clip.  One of my favorites too.