Wow! My first full week of my Sophomore Year in College Seminary is complete and I am already back into the swing of things. After 3 days, it seemed as if I never left. It has just been a continuation of last year to some extent. I moved in 2 Thursday’s ago arriving in Indianapolis around 1pm. My car was unpacked and my room mostly set up by 5.
Now, over a week later, my room is finished, (Except for the fact that I still have to hang up my Sacred Heart & Immaculate Heart icons.) my classes are in full swing, Philosophy papers are starting to be due, Schola practice is going well, and everything is looking like it will be a very good year.
My Class schedule this semester is interesting. I am taking Metaphysics (The Philosophy of Being), Augustine & Aquinas, Latin, Humanities, and College Algebra. Both of my Philosophy classes are already forcing me to ask questions and grow in knowledge. I am blessed to have two fantastic professors who are passionate about the material and really know their “stuff”. My humanities class is covering material that I already enjoy, and Latin is absolutely fantastic! My college algebra professor is new to Marian and teaching. It should be interesting as to how he changes throughout the year.
As a Seminary we will be celebrating our founding with Parent & Pastors Day on September the 7th. I am really looking forward to seeing my parents come up as well as some of the other men’s pastors from our Diocese. For Parent & Pastors the Bruté Schola is singing an Ave Maria written by Franz Biebel, though one of the Seminarians Aaron Hess rearranged it to fit our particular group. It is now a 4-part hymn, without the solos at the beginning and in the middle. The Schola has pretty much learned the melody and our parts, now we are just working on making the intonations crisp and fluid with each other. I will post a video or audio of the piece here in two weeks when we sing it for the Mass.
I had mentioned that I was moved into my room now. I have moved upstairs at Bruté into my own single room, or should I say “cell”? My room is 6×8, with no air conditioning, a wardrobe, desk, bed, dresser, and my bookshelf. It is quaint and hot, but it is clean and I am happy in it.
Please pray for me as I begin this new year. I am praying for you!
+In His Mercy,