This from a reader who liked the "little nun" in The Mortification of the Flesh:
Loved the German accent too (Wunderbar!!!) on the
elderly nun. Perhaps a fellow WWII veteran who
served with the present Holy Father, who in his
Hitler Youth days, manned flak kannons to shoot
USAAF B-17s & B-24s or RAF Lancasters &
Manchesters out of the sky? Or later against USSR
tanks on the way thru to Berlin????
Yes. Sure. Why not? ;)
Interesting, too, that he should call her elderly. She is never described in terms of age. Everyone forms their own impression.