Saturday, November 20, 2010

Now I'll set a new record...

...and post twice in 10 minutes!
A brief update on this past week at Christendom College:

Last weekend: The Christendom Players' Fall Production of "Appointment With Death" by Agatha Christie. Yours truly acted not on stage but behind the scenes as program-designer and hair-dresser.

During the week:
- Paper on "The Role of the Family in the Church and in Modern Society" for Second Vatican Council Class
-Latin exam on a letter by a Roman magistrate regarding the early Christian martyrs
-Elections for the Chester-Belloc debate society spring semester
-Visit from our dear friend Victoria and her mom for the weekend
-Exegesis on Psalm 84 (Oh how lovely is Thy dwelling place...): an examination and presentation on the rich levels of a scripture passage...23 pages long
-St. Cecilia's Night! Last night Veronica and I both performed vocal numbers: I soloed "Esurientes Implevit Bonis" from Bach's Magnificat, and together we sang "Duo Seraphim" by Richard Dering. What a privilege!
- Now two more paper assignments await my attention... :)

But today is the great feast of Christ the King! The choir will be singing a glorious Mass in our Christ the King Chapel in the morning and the special Palestrina choir which I am a part of will be leading Vespers in the afternoon. Medieval Fest and a debate on penal law to follow in the evening. Never a dull moment here at Christendom!

Viva Christo Rey!

"You have made us for Yourself, O Lord...

...and our hearts are restless until they rest in You."
- St. Augustine, Confessions, book one

Oh how grateful I am that God is always here to bring peace to my soul, even when time is too short to complete all that must be done. It is His work, not mine, and so I re-consecrate it to Him.

As Thanksgiving approaches, what do you thank Him for today?