Or did we fail to realise that, once in power, she would have to accommodate herself to
the strength of a strain of lethal racism embedded in mainstream Myanmarese culture?
She is more often than not economically dependent on her spouse and has grown up being taught that the woman must accommodate herself to
the needs of her husband and his family rather than the other way round.
He describes Day's struggle to make connections with other Catholics after her conversion, Merton's to live in a monastic community he initially idealized, Percy's to overcome his family history of depression and suicide, and O'Connor's to accommodate herself to
crutches and the ravages of lupus.
This principled refusal to accommodate herself to
Mary's Roman Catholic rule meant an exile of poverty: "Leaving here her lands, her state, dignitie; / Nay more, vouchsaft disguised weedes to weare: / When with Christ Jesus she did meane to goe, / From sweet delights to taste part of his woe" (27-30).
She was pregnant, anxiously trying to accommodate herself to
her new position, her new family - and haunted by the rapidly unravelling realtionship with her husband.
The theologian in Quebec must have suffered from the same deception as the one in Toronto, thinking that the Second Vatican Council wanted the Church to accommodate herself to
the world when the Church really wanted renewal to better face the world and Christianize it.