series: Sister Wendy And The Art Of The Gospel
air date: 4/28/13 10:00 PM
Sister Wendy, all teeth, glasses and habit, burst on to our screens in the 1990s. An instant star in America and the UK, her secret is a rare ability to tell the stories in painting, and connect us to their big emotional insights, but she told us nothing about her biography, the unexpected international fame, or the core of her faith. For the first time Wendy looks back at her life, revealing intimate thoughts, reminiscences and self-doubt. At the same time she uses great old master paintings in the National Gallery, the Louvre and in the Fitzwilliam, and some modern paintings, to tell us the gospel stories that were once universally familiar, but are now regularly disregarded. These are the stories that inspired her life of devotion; stories that she feels, with absolute certainty, have relevance today.
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