Today is also the second anniversary of my mother's death and so I had a mass scheduled and I attended today. I guess two years ago I didn't even realize what feast day it was. Father P. in his homily mentioned how both men really died for the sanctity of marriage and to uphold the supremacy of the pope. At the end of mass we prayed for people who have been divorced or who have gone through annullments, that they can find peace and have grace for going through those difficulties.
As I always try to find the reason for things and why they happen when they do, it suddenly made sense to me why God would call my mother home on this day. Mom had not made a wise marriage choice and she did not have a happy marriage, in fact she spent more time alone than with my father. But she always loved him, she remained loyal to him, she never divorced, she took care of him when he got ill and she grieved his death. So if there was every anyone that suffered for marriage- she did! I guess that gives her something in common with St. Thomas Moore and St. John Fisher.
Anyway, this is my favorite scene from A Man for All Seasons. I love the wit and the great logic of Thomas Moore in these scenes. Please enjoy!