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The Thorn Birds movie 30 | You are that rarest of things, a truly holy man

Quotes from film part 30

Dane, how good to find you here. You must've been waiting a very long time. Are you all right, Father? Quite all right. Just rather hot work this business of electing a pope. But I think we've done very well. I think he may surprise them all our new Pope John. Not the most conventional of choices. I must say you're very contained for a seminary student who's just witnessed one of the world's greatest events. There have been rumors That I was among those favored for election? Yes, I know. The strange thing is I feel no regret. It's a pity Vittorio couldn't hear me say that. He had such a taste for irony. You still miss him very much, don't you? Very much. I find it appropriate that I should have his quarters now. I've always followed in his footsteps. He was almost like a father to me. As you are to me. You make me very happy, Dane. If I have no regrets about today it's because my ambitions now are all for you. I must admit to hoping that you'll follow in my footsteps in the Church. I've a long way to go before I'm even made a priest and I'm far from knowing yet how best I may serve God. Of course. But I already see such promise in you. What more could I want than to help you all I can? Rain, you're supposed to herd the poor beasts, not scare them to death. I thought you were a leader. Of men, Herzen, of men. Don't listen to her. You can have a place here anytime. I can see it now: Rainer Hartheim, head cocky. Cocky? What's a cocky? Maybe you should accept Uncle Bob's job offer for the sake of the outfit. It's awfully dashing on you. Do you know I've never seen you in anything but a suit and tie? I've always been dashing. You just never noticed. I'm so glad you came home with me. Thank you. Justine, I've already told you. I'm not going to Dane's ordination and I'd rather not discuss it further. I've come 12,000 miles and interrupted my work to discuss it. Pity you've made such a sacrifice for something that needn't concern you. Dane's counting on you to come. Surely you can understand that. I wish you'd let it alone! I'll talk with Dane when he comes home for Christmas. What if he doesn't come? He won't be a seminary student with long vacations any more. He'll be a priest. He'll come. Mother, I don't think you understand. There's no place as exciting for Dane right now as Rome especially with Vatican II going on, and Ralph the aide to Pope John. Ralph will see that Dane has a part of it. Justine, please! I have my reasons. Have you, Mom? I hope they're damn good ones. I hope they're worth hurting Dane as deeply as you're going to. You're really something, Mother. If it were my ordination, I would understand it. But Dane's supposedly the one you love. God! I'm sorry, Mr. Hartheim. I'm afraid my daughter and I never understood one another very well. And I'm sorry you've come 12,000 miles for nothing, too. My reasons for coming are rather different. I've heard about Drogheda for years from Dane and Justine and from the Cardinal. I am sorry that you will miss the ordination, Mrs. O'Neill. The Cardinal speaks of you so very often. And he has been quite ill, you know, this winter. I hope that you will give my love to Ralph and to my son for me. I've never been very clear about your relationship to Ralph. I was a young soldier when I met him quite by accident. I had come to St. Peter's to pray. I ended up talking with him through the night all about my hopes for Hitler's downfall my dreams of rebuilding a new and better Germany single-handedly, of course. You've certainly been a part of that effort, haven't you? You were kind to your wife in the end. You got rid of her. Whereas Jussie can keep you because she'll never let you get under her skin. Unfortunately, you may be correct. I'm no longer an idealist, Mrs. Cleary. But I do still have some dreams. And I have patience. The Father anointed Jesus Christ as Lord through the power of the Holy Spirit. May Jesus keep you worthy of offering sacrifice to God and of sanctifying the Christian assembly. Peace be with you. And also with you. And also with you. Where are you, Herzen? Just Rather a day, what? Thanks for being such a dear with the uncles all week. Is Dane traveling back to Australia with them? No, he's gonna spend a few days in Greece first. He always wanted to do that. I think you are rather disappointed about Dane's decision. No, not really. No. It'll thrill Mom at least. Dane is what she's always wanted. I never was, God knows. But then I assume you got the picture when we were there. One can hardly blame Mom, given the way I am. That doesn't sound like you. And I would have you no other way. I was just your age when, as a priest, I came to Gilly. But for such different reasons. I was forced to go, as penance for my pride. You choose it, out of humility and love. But it is very difficult because I love you, too. You once said to me that becoming a priest for you wasn't a gift but something hard-won by sacrifice and suffering. I understand that better, leaving you. It is a sacrifice giving up all the things you could have made possible for me here. But I think I will feel closer to God and better able to do his work in a simpler place. And in choosing Gilly, I can make my mother happy. She deserves that. Yes. She deserves that. You know, I had great hopes for you great ambitions that you would go as far as I in the Church. Perhaps even farther. But you have made me see what I only glimpsed long ago about my ambitions for myself. That they had less to do with God's will than with my own. The truth is you have always been far beyond me. I'm so proud of you, Dane. I doubt that a man could be prouder of his own son. Thank you, Father. I hope I may be truly worthy of that. But I wonder if the time comes when I must truly suffer can I accept it? Can I put myself into God's hands and not fight his will? You must never doubt it. Because you are that rarest of things: A truly holy man. You don't really know how I am. You only know what I let you see. You insult me. I don't mean to.
   
I can see it now head cocky
I can see it now head cocky
 
I've heard about Drogheda for years from Dane and Justine
I've heard about Drogheda for years from Dane and Justine
 
You've certainly been a part of that effort
You've certainly been a part of that effort
 
Thorn Birds 30 A truly holy man
Thorn Birds 30 A truly holy man