17 October 2009

Homecoming

This weekend is Vanderbilt's homecoming. It was fun yesterday on campus to see graduates coming back. I have just now been here long enough to have this experience. I am proud of what we are doing at Vandy+Catholic, not so much for what we are doing on campus but for what these graduates are doing off campus. That is where to look for the fruits of this program. We ought to change the world, not have the biggest club. The world is changed by those changed by a radical encounter with the love of God in Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church is full of these encounters: at Mass and in the Blessed Sacrament, in Confession, in prayer, during a retreat, in service to others, in the intellectual struggle for the Truth, etc. This is what we offer in Vandy+Catholic.

We have few alumni of the revitalized program of Vandy+Catholic so we lack the most obvious source of financial support: those who have gone on from the program. (If you do not believe me, you ought to see how Vanderbilt "puts on the dog" for Homecoming!) That alumni support will come in time, but we still have the bills to pay right now.

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10 October 2009

Emerging from Email Bankruptcy

Sorry for the break in posting, but I've done it. I am emerging from my email bankruptcy reorganization. Pray that it lasts, but I am up-to-date finally. Now on to the other areas -- phone, mail, stuff on my desk! Perseverance!

04 October 2009

Matt Maher is "Alive Again"!!!!

Title track from Matt Maher's new album, "Alive Again."

Have a listen and you'll see why I can't stop singing it!

AND it's really LEGIT cause it's all inspired from the writings of Saint Augustine in his book, Confessions. LISTEN!


"Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all. You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness. You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you. I have tasted you, now I hunger and thirst for more. You touched me, and I burned for your peace."

~Saint Augustine, from Confessions