“Advent,” The Movie

indexxIf you think of Advent as a movie full of a colorful cast of characters then you better start making popcorn because this is a movie you’ll not want to miss.

•A unmarried, pregnant young girl trying to convince her fiance that it’s o.k. to marry her
•The fiance who observes and listens but has no lines in the entire movie
•A slightly off prophet who enjoys a diet of insects and rarely shaves or showers
•The prophet’s father who is mute due to doubting God and then is able to speak half way through the movie
•An old prophetess who roams the temples corridors for the whole movie (too bad Anne Bancroft died!)
•An angel who scares everyone and then says, “Do not be afraid!”
•A paranoid government official who plots and schemes for the whole film (too bad Oliver Reed died!)
•Singing shepherds, it’s only one scene but the singing and dancing is worth it (cast of “Glee!”)
• One innkeeper, only one line but it’s an important part for an aspiring actor
•A woman who starts to say the rosary instead of “Hi” when her cousin comes to visit her
•Lots of angels played by local people who would otherwise never, ever be in a movie

Coming to a Church near you. Bring your own popcorn.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on Amazon.com.
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