Christianity, feasts, GKC, Music

Feast of the Holy Innocents!

I was going to quote something profound from G. K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man about the service of Moloch that baby-killing is, but perhaps you had better just read that fantastic book yourself. I’m too lazy to hunt it up for you.

Christianity, Christmas, feasts, random

Happy Feast of the Holy Family/St Stephen’s Day!

Not to mention that tomorrow is St. John the Evangelist, a personal favorite of mine.

I believe I must confess yesterday to be the best Christmas ever. Firstly, some good friends of mine took me and another mutual friend to midnight Mass-and not just any Mass, but the traditional Latin Mass! I have never been to either, at least within my memory. It was wonderful. (I also went to vigil Mass with my family). Secondly, I got a laptop. Thirdly… well, it was just a wonderful Christmas all through! And today’s only the second day of Christmas… so much more to go!

College, language, school


First of all, thanks to everyone for the prayers about my oral exam. I did get the tough examiner, and I don’t think I did really well… but oh well.

As some of you may already know, I am a sophomore and have been looking at colleges for about a year now. And for over six months, I’ve had my heart set on attending Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia.

Now, it’s rather expensive, but quite a bit cheaper than my #2 option, University of Dallas. I think that I can get some scholarships that will help, though. At any rate, on Monday (I think) I applied for information about the college. On Saturday I received an information packet in the mail. The letter inside was marked Tuesday. Fast, anyone?

I’m planning to get my degree in English Language and Literature. In fact, one of the things that attracts me to Christendom is the opportunity they offer to learn Old English. It’s been a dream of mine for several years to learn Old English, and it’s a wonderful thought that I may not only attend an orthodox Catholic college and receive a great liberal arts education, but learn O. E. as well! I also plan to study ancient Greek while I’m there (a foreign language is required, and Old English isn’t one of the options).