Thursday, March 21, 2013

March 21 -- Passing of St. Benedict -- MM International music students -- Chanters

It is very interesting how different our weather is this year. On this feast of Benedict last year, we had lots of flowers in bloom. Not so this year. We still need to used dried arrangements.

Below is a painting of St. Benedict done by Nicolas Oramas. Br. Jerome always uses this painting on this feast.

Here is another angle which also takes in the dried grass and dogwood arrangement.

On occasions like the feast of Benedict, the whole community joins together to celebrate the Eucharist. And it is fun to work with the students as chanters and musicians.

This morning some of our international students contributed a nice touch with their flutes. They are Chun Yang Xu (Peter), Ha-Seul Jeoung (Steve), and Yun Sik Oh. Together with the chanters, we sang -- Not In the Wind -- composed by one of the sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, SD.

Below are the singers for this Benedictine piece of music -- from left to right -- Will Sleddens, Eun Woo Jee, and Fr. John.

I must admit that the students sang very well this morning. Perhaps they knew that they would be treated to a very tasty lunch -- they had steak today!!!

Happy Feast Day to all Benedictines. There are more and better photos of the Eucharistic Celebration on the School website -- click on the NEWS button.

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