|My Team, the Krazy Kopes|
It has been a busy week here at the Josephinum. Last Saturday (St Patrick's day) the theologate (the part of the seminary where both the theology and pre-theology seminarians live) threw our spring trivia night. I was on one of the trivia teams and although we didn't win, we had a lot of fun. Our team consisted of (from left to right in the picture) a seminarian from Phoenix Arizona, a seminarian from Arlington Virginia, a Passionist priest, a Diocesan priests from California, and myself. Both the priests are Theology faculty members here at the Josephinum. We were definitely the most fun team, being the only team that had costumes (although we may have done a little better if we spent more time on studying trivia and less time on making costumes). The topics ranged from the rock and roll hall of fame to quotes of saints and popes. It was a great night of fraternity with our brother seminarians and with the priest faculty, many of whom attended.
Last week was very warm down here in Columbus, and signs of spring are everywhere on campus. Leaves are sprouting the daffodils and dogwood trees are blooming and everything is that new spring green. Of course there are other signs of spring here at the Josephinum as well. It doesn't take long after the
|Dcn. Peter Wigton about to hit a single|
|Closing Prayer (my favorite part)|
|The Fishermen telling fishy tales|
With warm weather comes a spring storm or two and we even had a tornado warning this past week. We all gathered down in the basement and prayed a rosary. By the time the rosary was over, so was the worst of the storm. Again, it is so great to be in a place where our our faith and our daily activities are so integrated... where God is central to all we do.
|Weathering the storm|
It is not all fun and games (and prayer) here at the Josephinum though. As busy as last week was, I have four tests and a boatload of Latin homework to do this week. The nice thing is that at the end of this week is a break. It won't be long before I will be back in the diocese for the first time since Christmas break. Between coming home and Easter, I have a lot to look forward to... I am truly blessed.