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In this classic musical, a nervous novice named Maria (Julie Andrews) agrees to act as a governess for the von Trapp family before taking her vows. But instead of becoming a nun, the impetuous and passionate young woman finds a new vocation where she will need the sound of music to help her climb every mountain until she finds her dream.

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The Sound of Music

Maria helps the children deal with stress and anxiety by having them “simply remember [their] favorite things.” How does focusing our attention on the good improve our chances to not “feel so bad?” Do you think this advice would work in real life situations?

Mother Superior tells Maria that the love between a man and a woman is holy. What things can a husband and wife do that could be considered honorable in the Lord’s eyes? How could her council to “Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, ‘til you find your dream,” be applicable to struggles you might be facing?

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