In My Father's House

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Singing like Vincent Van Gogh

What happens when a tone-deaf scholastic leads four new prenovices in singing The Theme from The Cardinal ? Well, your guess is as good as mine. I've always wondered whether St. Augustine was serious when he said, "To sing is to pray twice." Or if he did consider the fact that of the 4 point something billion people in this planet, only 0.000000012 % can sing like Pavarotti. While the rest of us mortals agonize over our "doe, a deer, a female deer" these demigods of the musical notes are already belting their Better Days song at age three.

What happened last night during our chant class was not really a total disaster. We just need, a little, um, practice! We may not be as good as the Vienna Boys Choir or Les Choristes du Saint Marc but we sure have the heart when it comes to praising God. And praise Him, we sure will, as long as we live. Now, it's really up to Him whether He would consider our singing praising or just plain croaking. Ribbit boys!

12 Comments:

  • At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi kuya weng, lawrence here.

    how're you? you're now in CDO? wow! anyway, some news. i deferred my admission for the ph.d. the short version of the long story---i need a break from school. so, i'll be home in the philippines by september. i dont know exactly what will happen to me or what i'll do yet. i have two-three months before the spring semester begins and i'll be off to canada this december. in any case, can i visit you there? perhaps for a week or so? i havent been to CDO and i wanna see it and other nearby provinces. and well, go on a retreat or somethin' like that. keep in touch ok.

     
  • At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    and what literature course are you teaching by the way? i was trying to read rimbaud earlier (a season in hell). tragic pala sya. i stopped reading after a few verses---i figured it would sound/read better in french.

    pass on some good lit naman---i want to read novels with juvenile themes, but not catcher in the rye. haha.

     
  • At 9:03 AM, Blogger sonoftheprodigal said…

    sure, why not? just email me details of your planned arrival here.

     
  • At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hey kuya weng, what email will i use?

    anyway, i have no clear plans yet. i'll figure it out most likely by late september---so i'll drop you a word by then. thanks, law

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger sonoftheprodigal said…

    send your sked via email or friendster.

     
  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger sunlight_is_their_fashion said…

    Hi! My name is Jessica Ross and I am about 90 % sure that I am coming to work at My Father's House, I just did a word search on google and your blog came up! Id love to be able to hear ANYTHING about the place :) grace and peace

     
  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Confraternity of Catholic Saints said…

    nice blog po! I hope we may keep in touch in promoting holiness. Go Jesuits! AD MAIOREM DEI GLORIAM!
    Visit n'yo po blog namin,,,
    www.loversofsaints.blogspot.com
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  • At 4:45 AM, Blogger AGUSTINA BONITA said…

    hello, from Colombia, i read you like nana Moskouri too...she's really grateful, isn't she??

     
  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger Nick said…

    Cool blog.

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I enjoyed reading your archives. I think you are a very insightful writer. Please write more regularly so as not to deprive the rest of us from enjoying your talent :-) God bless.

     
  • At 9:14 PM, Blogger Prodigal said…

    thanks for the nice words. i will get back to blogging soon.

     
  • At 3:11 AM, Anonymous Singing Lessons said…

    I liked your singing post. Combining intellect with singing is almost an oxymoron these days
    :-)

     

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