Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Life at Christendom...

...is still cold and snowy and busy and blessed!

In the past 7 days I have been:

- practicing for the spring musical Hello, Dolly! as a singer and dancer

- coordinating ad sales for the Hello, Dolly! program (if you are interested in supporting our performance by purchasing one, please let me know and I'll send you info! We offer a variety of sizes and prices for business and personal ads. :)

- participating in Vocations Weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). We had a lot of Priests, Brothers, and Sisters around campus, giving talks and encouragement for wherever the Lord is calling. Spiritually enriching

- singing for Mass, Stations of the Cross, and Sunday Vespers with the choir

- studying Theology, Astronomy, and Philosophy for respective exams which took place in the past 6 days

- writing two papers, one on St. Augustine's Confessions and the other on The Aeneid by Virgil, both due on Thursday

- working on a Latin research and bibliography project

- attending training to be a volunteer at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in town

- striving to keep up with Lenten resolutions

- looking at the clock and realizing that I'd better run to dinner before Bible Study begins with Fr. Gee in 30 minutes

So there's a lot going on here, as you can see! I praise God for His gifts every day and ask Him for the grace to do all that He asks of me. Please keep me and my special intentions in your prayers! I'm doing the same for you. :)

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

"My soul followeth hard after Thee; Thy right hand upholdeth me." -Psalm 63:8

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lenten Reflection

"In Lent we will often hear re-echoing the invitation to convert and believe in the Gospel, and we will be constantly encouraged to open our spirit to the power of divine grace."

-Pope Benedict XVI

Lenten Challenge: In addition to giving up something for Lent, consider choosing something extra to do as well, in order to progress further on the ladder to heaven and to aid the salvation of more souls.

Above all, remember to surrender to Christ. He waits for you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Oh, how I love to dance! At real dances where you can waltz and polka and rumba and swing, with real gentlemen who know how to lead fun moves!

These past few weeks have been quite full, so I will give you a brief update and share a few photos for you to enjoy...

January 22 Christendom had no classes so that all students and faculty could attend the March for Life in Washington D.C. While at the March, my sister Claire (who came from Chicago) and I were both interviewed live on EWTN. It was the first time I've ever been on TV!

Then Claire came here after the March to visit me for the weekend and we had a great time. We spent Saturday again in D.C. at the Students for Life of America conference (meeting up with friends whom we didn't even know would be there!) and then returned to Christendom in time for the second half of the "Oreo Dance".

Since then I've jumped right into classes, homework, Astronomy assignments, meetings, play auditions, activities, etc. And I praise God for all the good times which reinvigorate me spiritually, physically, mentally, and intellectually!

Last night was the Sadie Hawkins Dance -- where each girl asks a gentleman to escort her and choses a decade costume to dress up in. Here I am with my escort, Brian K. -- dressed from the '30s. It was such an enjoyable time! (With special thanks to my sister Veronica for skillfully sewing and lending me her dress for the occasion. I received a lot of compliments, dear sis!)

As usual, I became the hair dresser for several hours before the dance. The above style is modelled after the '40s, sported by one of my roommates.

Claire and I after the Oreo Dance. Thank you so much for a delightful weekend visit, dear sis!

A small group of us Christendom students after the March for Life. We vainly tried to find an open museum, only to discover that they all closed at 5pm. Instead we went and had dinner at the Old Post Office and then visited some monuments before returning on the busses back to college. (The blue sign says: Christendom College, Stand for Life)
So, my dear friends, please continue to keep me in your prayers and know that you are in mine!
Quote for the day: "Jesus Christ, Lord of all things! You see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am--You alone." - St. Agatha (feast celebrated earlier this week).