Friday, May 22, 2009

7 Quick Takes

A very brief, haphazard, insufficient and exclamatory summary of the past few months in no particular order:

1. Midnight Dancers For the past couple of months, a bunch of my friends and I have been working on a production of Regina Doman's The Midnight Dancers, and at the recent Homeschool Conference, we performed it. It was a fantastic experience! Our cast was such a fun group of people and we were incredibly blessed to have Regina Doman write the script for us AND attend our performance!

2. Homeschool Conference Celebrate the Faith 2009! Beginning with a writing intensive class with Andrew Pudewa, through the performance of Midnight Dancers, great talks, singing in the rain, meeting Regina Doman and her husband, listening to live guitar and violin at our table, having an all-around great time with everyone and finishing up with an absolutely lovely dinner party, this conference was a FANTASTIC weekend!!!

3. WCC I know I already posted on this, but it certainly deserves a place in the summary of recent events. Thanks again to all the students and faculty of Wyoming Catholic College for a wonderful visit!

4. WCYR At the end of March, my mom took a bunch of my friends and I to the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally... it was INCREDIBLE! Spending a day with hundreds of other Catholics, mostly teens, (including many of my closest friends) singing (and occasionaly dancing to) Praise and Worship music, listening to great talks having Mass (with Archbishop Dolan) and Adoration, is a truly inspiring, beautiful, fun, friendship-deepening and Glorious experience!

5. Lit. Discussion Group This actually has been something going on throughout the schoolyear, a monthly two hour discussion on various classic books (such as Joan of Arc, Brideshead Revisited and The Song of Bernadette). These discussions are always not only fun and spirited but thought-provoking and extremely helpful in understanding the book. They are lead by Dr. Gotcher , our most recent discussion was on Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset.

6. Latin Mass Last night our Latin Club attended a Latin Mass at St. Stanislaus. It was absolutely lovely. I LOVE chant and polyphony!

7. SPRING! It's May, everything's in blossoms, the grass is unbelievably green, the weather has been, in general, somewhere in the range of 60s-80s... it's PERFECT!!!!!!!!

Now heading into Gradutions, parties, a Baptism and the end of the year dance! It may be a while till my next post :)


singinginthedark said...

The priest at St Stanislaus used to be at our church - I've known him since I was about 10! St Stan's is such a beautiful church! And by the way, I'm from the FTN Forum. :)

singinginthedark said...

Sorry to comment again, but I also must tell you how jealous I am that you have such an active theater group, it seems! Oh, how I would love to be part of that! But none of my friends seem too interested... :(. Ah well.

Lady Maeve Settingsun said...

i love the latin mass! my own parish just started having them, and i think they're beautiful!

i also think your idea for putting on midnight dancers is amazing! my friend's and i frequently film little movies and put on plays and stuff, and we've thought about doing some of mrs.doman's books.