Saturday, April 30, 2005

St. Benedict, ready for prime time

I'm not a big fan of reality TV (or any TV, for that matter). But the show mentioned in this article by Jonathan Petre in the Telegraph sounds cool Read more . . .:
Five men, ranging from an atheist in the pornography trade to a former Protestant paramilitary, have found their lives unexpectedly transformed in the latest incarnation of reality television - the monastery. . . .The five underwent a spiritual makeover by spending 40 days and 40 nights living with Roman Catholic monks in Worth Abbey, West Sussex. . . . [The participants] faced the challenge of living together in a community and following a disciplined regime of work and prayer. By the end, the atheist, Tony Burke, 29, became a believer and gave up his job producing trailers for a sex chat line after having what he described as a "religious experience."

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