Saturday, November 10, 2007
Papa von Trapp is from Zadar! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Ritter_von_Trapp
Thursday, November 8, 2007
We asked her about her calling.
Lucija (nee Anica) was the youngest of five children. Her aunt, a nun, came for a visit and took young Lucija's arm and said, simply, "she's coming back to the convent with me."
"Ok." said young Lucija (age 15).
...and that's the end of the story...
We were completely charmed.
If given the opportunity to live a 100 lives, she told us later, she would choose this path all over again. This all sort of exposes the modern idea of vocational discernment, which is the cold examination of preferences and rewards, for what it is...spiritual narcissism. Don't you think that God, who is infinitely intelligent, knows all that we are capable of percieving and will communicate with us using those means? Sometimes there are no extraordinary signs...laser beams and light shows...sometimes the signs are as ordinary as "she's coming back to the convent with me."
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Outstanding show. I'll note that we were also entirely encouraged by the fact that the venue was P-A-C...PACKED! Standing room only. Besides friends...I actually saw someone from the church choir, thank you very much...oh, and an arch-enemy or two (but we took it in stride...let's avoid messiness).
And afterwards, amidst the gaping maw of one burst-into-flames Novi Radio reporter, WE - who are entirely too boring - walked away with the mezzo-Soprano...to knock back some cocoas, of course.
What a beautiful thing to give someone....the knowledge that there isn't something wrong with them.