Help tracking down an O'Connor quotation.
November 25, 2005 9:58 PM   Subscribe

Help tracking down a Flannery O'Connor quotation.

I have been told that O'Connor, when asked if she truly believed in the transubstantiation at the heart of the sacrament of communion -- i.e. if the bread and wine really became the body of Christ -- replied something like "of course, otherwise, to hell with all of it." I'm sure she must have expressed this sentiment multiple times in her writing but if anyone can point me to a particular passage, I'd be grateful.
posted by macinchik to Religion & Philosophy (4 answers total)
I recently posted a similar question. Thought my mentioning it (and the comments it received) might be of some help to you.
posted by JPowers at 10:03 PM on November 25, 2005

Best answer: If you're looking for the source of the quote, it's from a letter she wrote to a friend. Here's an interesting article that discusses it (sorry, I think reg. is required to read it).
posted by amro at 10:21 PM on November 25, 2005

Also, the exact quote is, "Well, if it's a symbol, to hell with it."
posted by amro at 10:22 PM on November 25, 2005

Response by poster: Brilliant! Thank you very much!
posted by macinchik at 11:16 PM on November 25, 2005

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