Today was my first day back in class in a few years. The day began with the Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law addressing the new students for an hour (which was quite informative) and then continued with an hour of 'Methodologies I' which promises to be a rather tedious, but possibly helpful class introducing us to the library, research methods here, formatting of papers (there's the tedious part!) etc. I even managed to get some homework assigned which is due later in the week; this is getting real!
|The facade of the Gregorian University|
The past week has been a wonderful experience. The new men at the Casa Santa Maria were fortunate to be able to get tickets to distribute communion at the Pope's Mass on Sunday. We were able to see and cheer for Pope Benedict XVI who was present at an event that took place before the Mass. Here is a picture from the internet that shows us in the background. It is too blurry to make out where I was sitting, but we had a great view!
I think I will go work on my homework now so that I don't have that hanging over my head all week. Latin classes begin this evening!
In other back-to-school news, I saw that it was just announced that St. Gregory the Great Academy was named a National Blue Ribbon School; Congratulations!