14 August 2009

Everything's in gear...

Our first day of classes went without a hitch, and by the second day we hit the ground running. The new students have been made welcome by our returning students, and it's wonderful to see so many happy kids filling the hallways.

Today's Mass was celebrated in Latin, which was a "first" for most of our new students. It really was beautiful, and our "young-men-with-changed-voices" choir provided some very lovely chanting.

This afternoon the faculty and students will reassemble in the church for Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, in celebration of the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Heaven. We're keeping the Vigil primarily in honor of Our Lady, of course, but also because tomorrow, the Solemnity of the Assumption, is also our great Founding Day. It's the twenty-sixth anniversary of the founding of the parish and also of my ordination to the Sacred Priesthood, and it's the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Academy. It all certainly attests to the goodness of God and to the power of the Blessed Mother's prayers!