Sr Wendy Beckett on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs

Sr Wendy Beckett

Sr Wendy Beckett, the hermit nun who lives in the grounds of Quidenham Carmelite priory, Norfolk was featured on the Desert Island Discs programme with Kirsty Young on the BBC on Sunday. It will be repeated later this week and available to download as a podcast. Guests select the music choices they would take with them to listen to on a desert island, and tell the stories behind their choices. Sr Wendy chose Brahms’ ‘Lullaby’ and Schubert’s ‘Serenade’ but also a piano piece by Chopin and plainchant, as well as St Thomas Aquinas’ eucharistic hymn. She speaks about religious life, her childhood and adolescence and about working on television programmes, as well as about art’s capacity to bring one closer to God. Her most recent publication this last August is Sr Wendy’s Bible Treasury. Stories and Wisdom through the Eyes of Great Painters published by Orbis books.


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