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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The Catholic Church really knows how to do it up right.

I have goosebumps I tell ya. From the funeral, to the conclave, to the smoke, to the pealing bells, to the footage of thousands of people rushing to St. Peter's Square - the Catholic Church really knows how to put on a show.

I love the ceremony, the ritual, the consistency. It's what keeps me hooked to the Catholic Church even though I'm really a terrible Catholic. The incense, the holy water being thrown around, I love it all.

Pope Benedict XVI is our new leader. I have no idea what that means for the world. I've heard speculation that it might not be a good thing. I have no idea.

I have to say that my sick little mind was trying to imagine what was going on inside the conclave. What I pictured was a bunch of guys sitting around, smoking, having a glass of wine and shooting the breeze. Throwing some hay on the fire and getting ready for the big moment - the moment that the white smoke comes through the chimney. Man the bells! Get the vestments pressed and ready!

2 Comments:

Blogger Fayrouz said...

Monica,

You made me smile with your post. Yes, we know how to put great shows and I LOVE IT too :-)

22 April, 2005 12:32  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thank you for visiting Fayrouz. I'm glad you appreciate my entry. With all of the mixed feelings I have about the Catholic church I still find an enormous amount of comfort in the sameness of it all. The smells, the sounds, the sights.

23 April, 2005 11:11  

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