Wednesday, May 16, 2007
From Tradition in Action:
On May 27, 2001, in the city of Colle, North Italy, Archdiocese of Venice, more than 200 different groups of magicians and clowns gathered together in response to the invitation of Fr. Silvio Mantelli. They met at the church and a Mass was the high point of the schedule. During it, magicians and illusionists performed their shows, such as the levitation
shown in the photo above.
Fr. Mantelli invited performers and people for "a moment of magic for those who want to laugh with us."
You really have to look at the pictures at the website to believe this could have taken place. It is beyond boggling. What could possibly be going through the minds of these priests? Caricature? Comedy? Blasphemy? Diabolism? It lies somewhere beyond intelligent thought and speaks to me of preternatural influence.