Although Aquino and Bautista's romantic relationship from years back did not lead them to the altar
, the two made sure that things were good between them as they celebrated the union of Luntayao and Confesor.
It's left entirely to Duris' and Tautou's glances to suggest their characters' quickly growing attachment, which will finally lead them to the altar
, where the officiating priest (a miscast Vincent Rottiers) of course makes his entrance via space shuttle.
Strauss, in my view, would not have approved of the manner in which the seminarians "live" philosophy, and he would have warned people such as myself that their encounter with philosophy may well not lead them to the altar
. He understood ancient philosophy to consist in a life-long questioning process rather than in any submission of the will to God or gods.