Thursday, March 8, 2012
THE LAST SUPPER PANEL: IN ABSENTIA
THE LAST SUPPER
(Olivia stands up and take mic and goes to center "stage".use hand gestures as "translation" this part...put mic down and then do hand gestures as if translating using sign language)
Nicolas,Thank you so much for inviting me to this very important panel and bringing the topic of art and religion into the light of dialogue and good natured critique. As I told you on the phone, I cant come personally but am sending Olivia Aldin, artist and friend, to represent me.
If the title were different, I could be there but now that I am a practicing Roman Catholic,(see www.lindamontano.org for the story of my return to Catholicism) I have had to edit my life and art actions, thoughts and words so that they are congruent with Roman Catholic church teachings. And as you know, for Catholics, the original LAST SUPPER is an incredibly important sacred event that happened over 2000 years ago and is re-enacted everytime the Catholic priest transforms ordinary bread and wine into CHRIST'S Body and Blood, Soul and Divinty at Holy Mass,a sacred event happening every day ,minute by minute, all over the world.
In a spirit of ecumenism and to demonstrate that practicing Catholics CAN HAVE FUN,I am participating here tonight by offering 7 prizes that I made. They are ebayable .I also offer a good laugh as you listen to evangelist Joyce Meyers who will read true stories that children said in Bible classes.
(Olivia pick up mic now)
Olivia will choose the winners
lets start with :
PRIZE 1: A PRIZE FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS MADE A BIG CHANGE IN THEIR LIFE, OPENING UP A NEW CHAPTER...THE PRIZE IS A DRAWING OF A PRAYER...(OLIVIA FIND THE WINNER)
PRIZE 2....FOR THE PERSON WIHT THE LONGEST MARRIAGE(OLIVIA REPEATS AND FINDS AND GIVES A PRIZE)
PRIZE 3: FOR THE BEST LAUGHER(BRING MIC TO PEOPLE)
PRIZE 4: FOR THE PERSON DANCING WITH ABANDON( BRING A FEW PEOPLE TO THE "STAGE" AREA, GIVE A PRIZE)
PRIZE 5: FOR THE PERSON WHO CLEARS THEIR CONSCIENCE BY PUTTING THEIR FINGER IN THEIR M0UTH, TELLING THEIR BIGGEST MISTAKE THE LOUDEST.(OLIVIA DEMONSTRATE.....GIVE PRIZE)
PRIZE 6 FOR THE PERSON WHO THINKS THEY CAN RESELL THIS ART/LIFE JACKET SIGNED BY MONTANO. IT WILL BE AUCTIONED( OLIVIA , LETS START AT 14$....PART OF THE $ WILL BE GIVEN TO(TITHED) MONTANOS CHURCH.)
PRIZE 7: PRIZE OF BLESSING GOES TO ALL OF YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE WILLING TO BE JOYFULL...(OLIVIA .... HANDS WAVE IN THE AIR TO THE MUSIC)
I END WITH A PRAYER(OLIVIA BOW YOUR EHAD AND BRING HANDS TOGETHER)
OH HOLY SPIRIT OF LIFE AND NURTURING JOY., BLESS US. WE NEED YOU AND WANT TO BE HEAPPY HEARTED ALL THE DAYS OF OUR PILGRIMAGE HERE ON THIS EARTH....AMEN