My Photo

I am a Third Order Franciscan of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Reality TV kicks off at the Monastery

Reality TV kicks off at the Monastery - news from ekklesia

Call me skeptical but I'm not sure that this is the best way of recruiting for the religious life.

The BBC is trying to do a reality series based upon life in the monastery but let me tell you, many of us friars have commented on how a reality show could be done about our life - but this is not a realistic portrayal. The prospective monks include a former soft porn producer, a PhD student studying Buddhism, and a former member of the UDA from Northern Ireland. I can guarantee that it is unlikely that these individuals would pass the screening process. In today's tense environment no one would want to take someone with a background in pornography for fear of legal problems and the others also throw up big question marks.

But, I would be eager to be proven wrong and I'm all for showing the treasures of Christianity to the modern world, so let's see what happens.


Post a Comment

<< Home