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Ellen Burstyn starred on Broadway in this riveting drama about a devout Roman Catholic nun who fights the Vatican to allow women in the priesthood. Sister Grace befriends Ramon, a homeless hustler, and restores his faith in himself, the Church and God. Eventually Ramon becomes a priest while Grace gains national notoriety challenging conservative Church doctrine. To silence her, the Vatican holds a hearing based on trumped up charges and Father Ramon must testify against her. Presiding over the hearing is Grace's old friend and mentor, Cardinal King, a former political activist and "street priest" who is now an advisor to the Pope. Grace is found guilty and expelled from her order. Her expulsion forces the main characters to re examine the meaning of faith, spiritual violence and the redeeming grace of God.