5th March 2020

“I'll always remember talking to an old monk, after he'd spent a whole afternoon listening to the confessions of the girls at my younger sister's convent. He said he didn't feel he was breaking any secrets of the confessional when he revealed that every one of those little girls had confessed the identical sins – right down to the number of times they'd had impure thoughts. Clearly, they'd learned what to say from a book and didn't really mean any of it.”

Tom Utley