What pieces of art have helped you in your conversion? Anything, paintings, movies, theatre, music…whatever gave you a deeper understanding of Christ’s sacrifice, the Church, etc.
For me, the movie “The Mission” was a major experience. I didn’t know much about the Church or missions beyond references in college classes that lumped them together with military intervention as “colonists.” This movie made me rethink that. The intense penance of DeNiro’s character was so beautiful and bewildering to me. In my Protestant upbringing you just confessed your sin to God and then continued on without looking back. Continued guilt was an enemy. There’s so much in this movie that I have to go back and watch it every now and again.
This painting made my cry the first time I saw it. It just stunned me. mrmom.amaonline.com/images/jpg/forgiven.jpg
What about you?