13 December 2008

A great day...

What a great day we had yesterday, on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Of course, it's always wonderful to start the day with the beautiful and quiet 7:00 a.m. Mass in the Sacred Heart Chapel. Then it was on to the glorious Sung Mass with the students at 9:15 a.m. Incense was hanging in the air, the music was gorgeous, and we had lots of visitors -- many of them families who had come to take a tour of the school with the intention of enrolling their students. During the homily I enjoyed telling the children about the miraculous tilma of St. Juan Diego, and I think several of them had their interest piqued enough to want to explore more about it on their own. In the afternoon all the students gathered again in the church for Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It was a beautiful way to honor Our Lady.

All throughout yesterday I received birthday cards and greetings from all the classes (today, St. Lucy's Day, is my 59th birthday), and to top it off, our varsity basketball team won last night's game! Altogether, a super day -- thanks be to God!