Love, for Reverend Mother
, is the enigmatic signifier, her indefinite 'love' at once incorporating a sexual component in the name of the human and casting it out in the name of the Divine, and, most crucially, never accommodating a final decision as to whether human love is primarily a pattern of Divine love to be pursued or a rival of Divine love to be eschewed.
A conversation between Paul and the Reverend Mother
regarding the "Truthsayer drug" at the end of the first chapter posits Bene Gesserit membership, training, and talent as women's endeavor.
Paul is powerless and under the control of the Reverend Mother
in this situation.
The Reverend Mother
was waiting for me and said: "You have been sent here because you still have not learned how to behave.
As they explore and express in paint their inner selves, "with Consolata in charge, like a new and revised Reverend Mother
Indeed, the whole of the Bene Gesserit technology of consciousness is based on general semantics, and Herbert illustrates this notion of consciousness along with the power of language and gesture very early in the novel when Jessica, Paul's Bene Gesserit mother, brings him to be tested by the Reverend Mother
Gaius Helen Mohiam:
Long a thorn in the side of the church authorities, Father Buckley ordained her as the Very Reverend Mother
Frances, at a church in the Irish borderside town of Omeath, Co Louth.
I was taken to a back shed and the Reverend Mother
came in with scissors, an open razor and a big black belt.
AT his right hand is his wife Ruth - knownas the Reverend Mother
Caouette sinks his teeth into the infamous scene in which the Reverend Mother
finds a mysterious bottle (which turns out to be the inhalant Rush), takes a curious sniff and finds herself with quite a rush, giggling uncontrollably.
Her role of Reverend Mother
will be played by Joanna Meys, who starred in West End hit show Les Miserables.
There is also another letter she wrote and left for the Reverend Mother
in Kilmacud at the time," said Kathy.
She said: "When the Germans occupied the town, the mayor phoned the Reverend Mother
and warned her that if there were any British citizens there, she should send them away.
Carol Allard-Vancil is endearing and amusing as Reverend Mother
Sister Mary Regina.
Constance Joanna, formerly the order's reverend mother
, in an interview in the chapel.