Thursday, October 18, 2012

A busman's holiday

    So we went back to the Lay Center (where we just were last night for Mass and dinner) for the beginning of a lecture series on the Year of Faith. A Jesuit, Fr. Michael Paul Gallagher, gave the talk and it was wonderful and insightful.
Two points especially stayed with me; "Faith is an infant's first real smile - it says 'I am loved' " and Evangelization is surprising people with a gift they don't know they need"
      After the talk, there was a liturgy and here is where the busman's holiday come in. I was the cantor and led the sung prayer with my little travel guitar! It was in a small resonant chapel (which even made the small 6 string sound good!) in a Passionist house and it was the small community that had attended the talk (about 30 people). It felt good!!!  I have been cantoring at the Caravita Community but they don't use guitar, so it was nice to be "back in the saddle" so to speak, having chosen the music and done the worship aid!!
And I will be doing it for the next 6 weeks until I go home!!
Ciao for niao!!


  1. ...lest you forget how to do it!!!!!

  2. Right!!! I was wondering if I did because I was so nervous last night.......but I didn't -lol!!!!!