I know it’s been a while, but hey, seminary comes first!
I want to write just a quick post.
I came across a new blog today and spent part of my Sunday – am attempting to really “keep” Sunday – watching a documentary called “Pope Michael” by way of By Way of Beauty. The banner image, if you are unsure, is from the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. An apt image for a blog devoted to all things which manifest the glory of beauty.
Anyways, back to the documentary. The blog makes some interesting comments about how the documentary is not about this super fringe group of sedavacantists, but rather a study of character. My favourite comment the blogger makes about the documentary is that there are many elements of it that seem to be straight out of a Flannery O’Connor story, and he is so right. (If you have never read Flannery O’Connor, then go to amazon.ca right now and purchase her complete works!)
The video is below, and is 1 hour and 15 minutes, but well worth your time. It really cares very little about the arguments of those who follow Pope Michael – who was elected by 6 people in a thrift store – but rather cares about the people it portrays. I found myself strangely intrigued by these characters and it set off all sorts of questions about humanity, faith, doubt, truth, beauty within myself and I believe if you give the time, you too will be drawn into these questions, questions which are provocative but which bring us to a deeper sense of ourselves as human beings and our relationship with the transcendent order of things.
Without further ado, I give you Pope Michael.