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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday's View...

It's a quiet and warm Sunday here....

Not to mention peaceful and a lazy one too! It's usually nothing much to do these past weeks as I have finished all the studies and work for the past academic year. The weather also makes one want to do nothing but laze around and watching the seconds go by. :-P

It is also the period where the new student-priests start entering the college as they prepare themselves to start their language course from 1st July. There are already quite a bunch of them coming in from all over, more so from the African countries. They are here and looking a little lost and trying to settle down to a new environment and getting use to the food here. They are what I was experiencing, same time last year. :-) Now that I am a little more experienced and mature with the ways and things around Rome and looking at the new batch of students, I can't help but sympathise with them.

Then there was the news that Archbishop Emeritus Gregory Yong had passed away peacefully on Saturday, 28 June at 2.40 p.m. (S'pore time). His body is now lying at St. Joseph’s Home till 29 June 2008, and will be at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on 30 June 2008. May his soul rest in peace.

Besides that, today, the 29th June signals my 5th sacerdotal anniversary! That's five fascinating years in the priesthood with no letting up of a big rollercoaster ride that would always bring about challenges and surprises. There were, without doubt, some tranquil moments of slow cruising but the curve ball that life usually throws at me, provides this need to be attentive and discerning all the time...

By next week, after Tuesday, I should be blogging from a new place where I am putting up, i.e at the Convitto in Angelicum. My packing is almost all done up. It's just the moving on Tuesday that should wrap up the shifting process and begin a holiday outlook from the place that is dedicated to the angelic doctor, St Thomas of Aquinas.

1 comment:

Ionnes filii Augustus said...

A very happy Anniversary to you, Fr Aloysius!! May the Lord continue to bless you with the same zeal that He has given you on the day of your priestly ordination!

Ah, Rome must be so beautiful in summer! Ah, we wish were back there again! The food, the people and the sights! Enjoy your hols!

Take care always .../John & Lyn

 

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