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Strange but intriguing tale set within the curious confines of an all-girls boarding school cut off from the outside world. Students arrive as small children in coffins, are quickly indoctrinated into the school's strict rules -- including those forbidding escape -- instructed in natural science and dance in preparation for bizarre performances for the school's shadowy patrons, only to be released upon reaching puberty. Directed by French filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic, the visually haunting picture conveys a sense of both innocence and dread, but its laggard pacing and plotless narrative undercut its feminist-flavored pretensions of social commentary concerning the role of women in society. Subtitles. A brief sensually suggestive scene. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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Denis and Companions: This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is due to a series of legends, especially those connecting him with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris. He was for a time confused with the writer now called Pseudo-Dionysius. 
<p>The best hypothesis contends that Denis was sent to Gaul from Rome in the third century and beheaded in the persecution under Emperor Valerius in 258. </p><p>According to one of the legends, after he was martyred on Montmartre (literally, "mountain of martyrs") in Paris, he carried his head to a village northeast of the city. St. Genevieve built a basilica over his tomb at the beginning of the sixth century.</p> American Catholic Blog The saints share in God’s glory, for they are God’s new creation through Jesus Christ. This new creation radiates God’s glory, for God fills the saints with his grace. He shares his glory, his divine life, with those who are willing to receive it through the work and person of Jesus Christ.

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