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I absolutely love this version of Les Miserables

DG for the posting. I have never seen this version. A classic seen. Actually there are several similar stories in the Desert Fathers.

"Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I buy from you; I withdraw it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God." Volume I Book Second.--The Fall Chapter XII. The Bishop works [More]

I used to show Les Misérables to my students, just before Thanksgiving vacation.

The next morning at sunrise Monseigneur Bienvenu was strolling in his garden. Madame Magloire ran up to him in utter consternation. "Monseigneur, Monseigneur!" she exclaimed, "does your Grace know where the basket of silver is?" "Yes," replied the Bishop. "Jesus the Lord be blessed!" she resumed; "I did not know what had become of it." The Bishop had just picked up the basket in a flower-bed. He presented it to Madame Magloire. "Here it is." "Well!" said she. "Nothing in it! And the silver?" "… [More]