Yeah I watched it. Liked it at the time, but then I hadn’t reverted.
I found what the schoolgirls were going through much more interesting than the nuns themselves. Like the girl whose mother leaves the father and wants to remarry and so on.
Yeah, with the adults there were the fairly standard, fairly typical themes, obviously written by people with stereotyped ideas about religious life:
*]‘nun has problems with the Church, leaves to go into the outside world, can’t hack it and comes back’
*]‘priest has problems with the Church, leaves to go into the outside world, becomes bitter against the Church and DOESN’T come back’,
*]‘large family where mother has problem pregnancy causes nun to have crisis of faith and question the Church’s teaching on contraception’
*]‘older nun (portrayed, annoyingly and unfairly, as somewhat stupid and unworldly) has problems with changes - can’t hack shorter habits, can’t hack English as opposed to Latin, can’t hack that St Philomena gets taken off the universal calendar (of course she’s Sister Philomena) and goes mad’