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