Records: Nun's Story

Two years ago, a battered, rattling two-cylinder Citroën stopped outside the offices of the Philips record company in Brussels, and two nuns got out. Inside, the older one did all the talking. "You see, we have these retreats for young girls at our Fichermont monastery, and in the evenings we sing songs composed by Sister Luc-Gabrielle here." She gestured at her round-faced, bespectacled companion. "The songs are such a hit with our girls, they ask us to transcribe them." Would the company make a record and a hundred or so copies, which the sisters could give as gifts? The sisters...

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