PARK CITY, Utah – On the day before she entered a Catholic boarding school in August 1967, as a 15-year-old who felt the call to be a nun, Rose Pacatte indulged in a final fling with the secular world. She went to the local drive-in to see “The Dirty Dozen.”
While young Rose’s stirrings toward religious life had been inspired in part by films about nuns – “The Song of Bernadette,” “The Trouble with Angels” – she expected that her vows would mean forgoing popular culture. And surely convent life would make no allowance for anything like “The Dirty Dozen,” Robert Aldrich’s World War II shoot-em-up.
In all those ways, Sister Rose was serving not as a sentry protecting religious belief …
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