Diane, a young woman growing up in Australia in the mid 1960s, walks away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. The Catholic Church and its followers are struggling with huge changes. The Pope has died, there is war in Vietnam and mandatory conscription, there is the Vatican controversy on abortion and contraception, and the changing face of the Church as a whole. Told in six parts, Diane faces her own demons and has to finally decide if she can teach what the Church preaches, or if it's simply impossible for her to reconcile all the contradictions of the faith and uphold her vow of obedience.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1991-09-04

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This article is about the Australian television show. For the early 1900s American religious cult see Edmund Creffield. For nuns, see nun.

Brides of Christ was an Australian television miniseries produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1991. The series takes place behind the walls of a Sydney convent school and deals with the struggles of both the Roman Catholic nuns and the young students to adapt to the many social changes taking place within the church and the outside world during the 1960s. Six fifty-minute episodes were made. Each episode focused on a particular story and set of characters. Some characters would appear in multiple episodes with varying levels of prominence from episode to episode. Lead characters in one episode might appear in a support role in another episode. Josephine Byrnes' character was the focus of both the first and last episodes. In her first major role, Naomi Watts starred as Frances, one of the students. One episode also guest starred the then unknown Russell Crowe as a young man distressed about being called up for the Vietnam War. The series was filmed on location at St Mary's Tower's, Douglas Park, New South Wales, Santa Sabina College, Strathfield, New South Wales and St Scholastica's College, Glebe, New South Wales. The entire series has since been released on DVD.

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