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Soeur Sourire plays and sings / Dominique (1963)

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Filmed fragments of Jeanine Deckers, the musical Belgian nun who became famous as Soeur Sourire (Smiling Sister) or The Singing Nun. Her song Dominique hit number one in many hit charts in 1963, in …More
Filmed fragments of Jeanine Deckers, the musical Belgian nun who became famous as Soeur Sourire (Smiling Sister) or The Singing Nun. Her song Dominique hit number one in many hit charts in 1963, in her own version as well as in other languages. Hollywood made a quasi-biography about her, starring Debbie Reynolds.
"Dominique, -nique, -nique, s'en allait tout simplement
Routier, pauvre et chantant
En tous chemins, en tous lieux, il ne parle que du Bon Dieu
Il ne parle que du Bon Dieu."
"Dominique, -nique, -nique, over the land he walks along
And sings his little song
Never asking for reward, he just talks about the Lord
He just talks about the Lord."
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The life story of Jeanine Decker is very sad and tragic. She left the Dominican convent very shortly after she became (very briefly) a top-selling recording celebrity in 1963. She strayed far from the Catholic Faith, as we know. May God have mercy on her.

But the irony is that her popular song ("Dominique") was actually a good lesson about the heroic life and preaching of Saint Dominic.

The …More
The life story of Jeanine Decker is very sad and tragic. She left the Dominican convent very shortly after she became (very briefly) a top-selling recording celebrity in 1963. She strayed far from the Catholic Faith, as we know. May God have mercy on her.

But the irony is that her popular song ("Dominique") was actually a good lesson about the heroic life and preaching of Saint Dominic.

The lyrics, translated into English:

Dominique went about simply,
a poor singing traveller.
On every road, in every place,
he talks only of the Good Lord,
he talks only of the Good Lord.


At a time when Johnny Lackland
over England was the King, Dominique
was in the backland,
fighting sin like anything
Chorus

Now a heretic, one day
Among the thorns forced him to crawl
Dominique with just one prayer,
Made him hear the good Lord's call
Chorus

Without horse or fancy wagon,
He crossed Europe up and down
Poverty was his companion,
As he walked from town to town
Chorus

To bring back the straying liars
and the lost sheep to the fold
He brought forth the Preaching Friars,
Heaven's soldiers, brave and bold
Chorus

One day in the budding order,
There was nothing left to eat,
Suddenly two angels walked in
With a load of bread and meat
Chorus

Dominique once in his slumber
Saw the Virgin's coat unfurled
Over friars without number
Preaching all around the world
Chorus

Grant us now oh Dominique
The grace of love and simple mirth
That we all may help to quicken
Godly life and truth on earth
Chorus
Soeur Sourire is foremost a human being
This year 2010 have to parody his song on YOUTUBE CHANNEL cineartloisir
ball at the barn 2010
Parody has always had love gents q'ue
rest in peace because you have to suffer a lot of should not jujer.

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Bob Jones papist
very very sad,got sucked into the world and fame.. how leaving the Community as a folk star. and at Vatican II became a preachy radical feminist, pro-birth control..etc etc..openly Lesbian at the end.., addicted eventually comited suicide.sad
"In 1967, Deckers left her monastery to continue her musical career under the name Luc Dominique. She could not keep her initial …More
very very sad,got sucked into the world and fame.. how leaving the Community as a folk star. and at Vatican II became a preachy radical feminist, pro-birth control..etc etc..openly Lesbian at the end.., addicted eventually comited suicide.sad
"In 1967, Deckers left her monastery to continue her musical career under the name Luc Dominique. She could not keep her initial name "Sœur Sourire", as Philips owned the rights. She released an album called I Am Not a Star in Heaven. Her repertoire consisted of religious songs and songs for children. Despite her renewed musical emphasis, Deckers gradually faded into obscurity, possibly because of her own disdain for fame: she was never able to duplicate the success of her one hit.she was also increasingly critical of some of the Roman Catholic Church's doctrine and eventually became an advocate of birth control. She also agreed with John Lennon's statements about Jesus in 1966. In 1967, she recorded a song entitled "Glory Be to God for the Golden Pill" — a paean to contraception — under the name Luc Dominique. It was a commercial failure. Her passion for new approaches to theology (between May 1968 and Vatican II), seeks to invent for herself and her close female companion a new religious path, which is between regular life and secular life.
Last years Her musical career over, Deckers opened a school for autistic children in Belgium. In the late 1970s, the Belgian government claimed that she owed approximately $63,000 USD in back taxes. Deckers countered that the royalties from her recording was given to the convent and therefore she was not liable for payment of any personal income taxes. Lacking any receipts to prove her donations to the convent and her religious order, Deckers ran into heavy financial problems. In 1982, she tried, once again as Sœur Sourire, to score a hit with a disco synthesizer version of "Dominique", but this last attempt to resume her singing career failed. Citing their financial difficulties in a note, she and her companion of ten years, Anna Pécher, both committed suicide by an overdose of barbiturates and alcohol on 29 March 1985.She was 51.
trotrop
Au fait, que nous disait Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ à propos du péché contre l’Esprit-Saint ?
Une religieuse homosexuelle qui se suicide de conserve avec sa concubine parce qu'elle a des dettes ne commetrait-elle pas une sorte de petit péché contre l'espérance? ( par hasard)
A part ça, continuez à chanter Dominique nique nique dans vos églises en guise de cantique. La Très Sainte Vierge Marie …More
Au fait, que nous disait Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ à propos du péché contre l’Esprit-Saint ?
Une religieuse homosexuelle qui se suicide de conserve avec sa concubine parce qu'elle a des dettes ne commetrait-elle pas une sorte de petit péché contre l'espérance? ( par hasard)
A part ça, continuez à chanter Dominique nique nique dans vos églises en guise de cantique. La Très Sainte Vierge Marie doit apprécier...
olivier jean
Que Dieu Bènisse Soeur Sourire et toutes les Dominicaines merci soeur sourire pour ces belle parole.
joplaton
joplaton
En plus elle est moche ! ... Oui philippe je suis soulagé merci ...
Frère Philippe
Ce commentaire était-il indispensable?. Votre conscience est-elle soulagée maintenant que vous l'avez dit? Vous sentez-vous plus proche de Dieu?
trotrop
Soeur "sourire" était une lesbienne et elle s'est suicidée.