Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A little festivity...

Yesterday was the memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas - the Dominican priest whose Summa became the benchmark of systematic theology for the next five hundred years. His day in the liturgical calendar is also Sister Aquinata's feast day. For several weeks the class has been meeting in clandestine huddles to practice songs, poems and dance to assemble a simple program for Sister's enjoyment. It turned out really well, I think. Sister Aquinata felt our love and gratitude for the gift of her wisdom and encouragement.
The BEST was Brother Andre who dressed up as Thomas Aquinas and was the MC for the afternoon. He began with a few simple theological points about the nature of God and then worked them into his introductions of the various performances. You'd have to know Brother Andre to fully appreciate his gift for humor. We laughed so hard... It was a very good outlet for students half-way through a VERY intense course.

Tomorrow, we have a FIELD TRIP - Yippee! We're boarding a bus at 7AM for Nursia - the birthplace of Saints Benedict and Scholastica. I'm so excited... You'll have to wait until Thursday for the next blog, but I promise wonderful photos of our pilgrimage.
I am watching the calendar on my wall very closely... It's almost February and that makes me smile. We'll be home soon. Love to you all... - Sister Vicki