I think my family is of a Catholic nature, but I really don't know for certain. How sad is that? I suppose I could ask someone but any discussion of religion with my family and me involved has the potential to go horribly wrong.
From my time as a young child I remember nuns and rather detailed paintings of Christ on the cross and a selection of people with big circles around their heads. I'm pretty sure that I was told they were "saints" and I had thought at the time that there were rather a lot of them. I pretty sure that at some point I had been stashed away at a daycare that was nun run. I also remember really bad food and my first introduction to boiled spinach. I didn't like it.
So I may be a Catholic, if only in name. As Derek pointed out, some sort of Catholic triathlon started yesterday. Pancakes yesterday, ashes today then a month of not doing something you like. Sounds like a hoot and I'm sorry to miss it.
I feel, however that I would be letting my ancestors down if I didn't at least do SOMETHING, so I'll pass along a link to an inspirational short film. Ready? Here you go: Jesus: the Musical.
Were you moved? I know I was.
And, for those of you who are fans of both Mary and music: Virgin Digital. Rumor has it there are 64 bands represented in that painting. Another rumor is that there are 72. I've found... some. I'll be getting a list of the supposed answers later and I will post it some time tomorrow. Here are a few to get you started: Guns & Roses - White Zombie - Scissor Sisters - Talking Heads - Cars - Hole - Great White - and, of course, Madonna.
Hmmm... I'm thinking. You know how Derek has started doing "themes" at his site? Sports Monday, no post Tuesday, something else Wednesday, Audio Thursday... or is it Audio Wednesday and Illustration Thursday? Phrikin' Photo Phriday. I believe that for awhile I'm going to toss religion into the random brain babble stew that is F&P. At least once a week, as the spirit moves me. It shouldn't be too hard, looking back over some of the extremely sacrilegious posts I've made in the past. And today. Offhand, with what I have kicking around in my head right now, I should be good to go for the next couple weeks at least. It should be fun.