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The Thorn Birds movie 10 | Where your treasure is there will be your heart also

Quotes from film part 10

We gather here shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our friend Mary Carson. Yet we take comfort in the knowledge that in her last hour she was not alone. Not the greatest nor humblest living being dies alone for in the hour of our death, our Lord Jesus Christ is with us within us, and death is sweet. We all know what Mary was. A pillar of the community. A pillar of the Church. And it was the Church she loved more than any living being for she understood so well the words of St. Matthew: "Where your treasure is there will be your heart also." Let us pray for her immortal soul that she, whom we loved in life will enjoy her just and eternal reward. And as we pray, let us remember that our Lord is rich in mercy. And let us not forget that we are dust and unto dust we shall return. By my hand, this 24th day of November in the Year of our Lord, 1929 Mary Elizabeth Carson, born Cleary. I won't deny it's a bit of a disappointment. Paddy, I want you to contest. That wouldn't be right. It was her money, wasn't it? If she wanted to leave it to the Church. And then, 13 million quid I wouldn't know how to look after that kind of money. You don't understand, Paddy. There are already hundreds of people employed to look after it for you. Please contest. I'll get you the best KCs in the country. We'll fight it all the way to the Privy Council, if necessary. What do you think? But we can live on Drogheda anyway and have this house. Isn't that what the will says? No one can turn you off Drogheda so long as one of your father's grandchildren lives. What more do we want? Damn. I hate to see you cheated. Fee, I don't know what to do. All the things I wanted for you. I don't want Mary's 13 million pieces of silver. Well, that settles it. No, thank you. I think it's time we were going. They're reading the will. You don't think I'm going to leave until I've seen their faces, do you? Sometimes, I think you lack human feeling. Paddy is very grieved about Mary's death. Still, what is the harm in congratulating him? Here they come. My condolences. Father. Please don't think there are any hard feelings on our side. Mary was never swayed by another human being in all her life brother or priest. If she left it to the Church, it was because you were mighty good to her. You've been mighty good to us, as well and we'll never forget that. Thank you, Paddy. Poor Paddy. The old bitch. Father? Father, what is it? She's won, Meggie. I've betrayed you. Betrayed me? She knew me so well. She knew if she stripped you of everything, I'd have no choice. But no. She made sure you'd neither want for anything nor have anything, either. All your life, you'll have to look to me. I don't understand. You'll be respectable, even socially admissible but you'll never quite be Miss Cleary. Never quite be one of them. I don't want to be one of them. Be stupid and vicious and cruel like Miss Carmichael. How could you even think of that, Father? Meggie, don't call me Father. I'll be going away, Meggie, soon. Why? Don't you see? It's part of her plan. I brought in £13 million. And a holy priest who's brought in £13 million will not be left to languish here in the back of beyond. The Church knows how to reward its own. No. My Meggie it's better this way. How can it be better to take away what I love most in the world? Then better for me. Better than someday having to marry you to somebody else. Better than staying here to watch you change into something I can never have. Maggie, when I saw you last night, I almost hated you. Hated me? For growing up? Yes. When you were a little girl, you were like my own child to me. You were the rose of my life. I could have you then. You can have me now. You can marry me. You love me. But I love God more. I do love you, Meggie. I always will. But I can't be a husband to you. If only I could make you understand what being a priest means to me. How God fills a need in me no human being ever could. Not even me? I can't! Goodbye, my Meggie. Father! Go on, then. Go on to that God of yours. But you'll come back to me because I'm the one who loves you.
   
I don't want Mary's 13 million pieces of silver
I don't want Mary's 13 million pieces of silver
 
Was never swayed by another human being
Was never swayed by another human being
 
Thorn Birds 10 Where your treasure is there will be your heart also
Thorn Birds 10 Where your treasure is there will be your heart also
 
You'll come back to me because I'm the one who loves you
You'll come back to me because I'm the one who loves you