Friday, October 24, 2014

Sister Cristina Performs Madonna's "Like A Virgin"

Sister Cristina Scuccia, winner of Italy's "The Voice," has recorded her rendition of Madonna's 1980s hit "Like a Virgin." When I first hears this, I was skeptical, to say the least. Madonna? I thought. Like a virgin? Nooooo.

My regular readers will know that I am NOT a Madonna fan. At least Madonna the American entertainer. But having watched Sister Cristina perform Madonna's song in this video, I am struck by several things.

(1) Sister Cristina's version is slower and actually prayerful. Just as she transformed Alicia Keys' song "No One," she has transformed this song to show her devotion and love for her Savior, Jesus Christ. I considered religious life in my younger years, and it was that level of devotion to Christ that I sought. Thinking of him as my one-and-only was what I felt and desired. Sister Cristina has achieved that goal.

(2) The filming of this video is incredibly artistic -- the scenery in modern yet ancient Italy is profound. Moreover, the use of black and white captures an important essence -- either we believe in God or we do not. That belief comes through faith -- a gift freely given if we but accept it.

Enjoy Sister Cristina's prayer, and pray along with her.