Last Thursday, our parochial school held her annual “Evening of Recitation and Song.” The amount of work–all memorized–these students had done was impressive, and it confirmed in my mind the value of a classical education. Our interim principal, Jacquelyn Veith, has done a wonderful job, and is a true Godsend.
This has been a trying year for me, both personally and ecclesially (is that a word?) – probably the most difficult of my life, and it has been a real struggle for me to remain healthy and cheerful. I am plagued by guilt for not taking care of my parish responsibilities like they deserve. I enjoy working on this blog, too, but that has fallen off as of late.
The love parishioners have shown to me has been wonderful, and our Board of Education gave me a small gift in recognition of the extra time I’ve been spending with our school this year. The gift was the registration of “esgetology” as a domain; once I make some decisions about how I want it hosted, this blog will be moving to esgetology.com or esgetology.org. Eric Phillips, my friend, Latin teacher, and chairman of our Board of Education, wrote up this note in the nice card they gave me:
Accipe haec territoria inter-retis, et tene haec viriliter contra omnes depraedatores et haereticos. Deus tibicum sit. Amen.
(Translation: “Receive these domains of the inter-net, and hold them manfully against all plunderers and heretics. God be with you. Amen.”)
I really don’t know if there’s anything cooler than that.