Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock’s faith :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

A portrait of Alfred Hitchcock. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection.

New York City, N.Y., Dec 8, 2012 / 06:06 am (CNA).-

In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life.

In 1980, Fr. Henninger was invited by his friend Father Tom Sullivan to visit Hitchcock’s house in Bel Air, Calif. one afternoon to say Mass there.

Recalling his introduction to the director that day, Fr. Henninger said that “Hitchcock awoke, looked up and kissed (Father) Tom’s hand, thanking him.”

The priest noted that seeing scripts from Hitchcock’s films, such as “North by Northwest,” created a distraction for him as he said Mass in the study.

“Hitchcock had been away from the church for some time, and he answered the responses in Latin the old way,” Fr. Henninger remembered.

“But the most remarkable sight was that after receiving communion, he silently cried, tears rolling down his huge cheeks.”

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2 thoughts on “Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock’s faith :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

  1. Hitch had a daughter who attended the English convent boarding school Mayfield. My two older sisters were there at the same time. Hitch complained to the Mother Superior that my elder sister Marie had pinched his daughter’s bottom…LOL!

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