"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, November 23, 2012

My Slow Takes (Vol. 75)

1. Saturday was Senior Day at Notre Dame. Manti Te’o has been named as one of the finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award for 2012. The win over Wake Forest brought their record to 11-0 with an undefeated season at home. Great news, great playing and a great season. The next game, against Southern California, will not be easy. I would like to see a 12-0 record but I’m happy with the games they’ve played and the exciting season they’ve given us. 

2. The Richmond Spiders defeated William & Mary to win the Capital Cup. The season record for 2012, 8-3. That makes 11 conference championships and three CAA  conference championships. This has been a great season!

3. Deacon Steve gave his first Homily at our church last weekend. He is a parishioner who was ordained earlier this month. He shared his journey of becoming a deacon and thanked the parish for it’s support. We are blessed to have him stay with us and I look forward to working with him. 

4. “Durendal” is the sword that was made famous in the “Song of Roland.” The poem describes Roland as laying over the sword just before he died so that the Saracens would not take the sword. There is no mention as to where the sword was taken. The Rocamadour Shrine in France supposedly has the sword stuck into the rock and chained so that it can’t be removed. Fordham University has further information about the poem.. 

There is also a story that states the sword was taken by the Saracens. 
This is a fictitious novel written by Harold Lamb

5. I do not participate in the “Black Friday” chaotic, shopping frenzy. I enjoy sleeping in and I really don’t need anything.

6. The Avria & Aubrey Trapletti Charity Fund Benefit was a success. They raised approximately $50,000. You can follow the continuing story on Facebook.

The Twins

7. Yesterday we shared Thanksgiving with Todd, Lauren and Katerina at their home. Joining us was Patrick, Elizabeth and their children. Lauren and Elizabeth prepared the dinner which was excellent. Dee made her famous apple and I ate a little bit of everything. Thank you Lord for a beautiful day.

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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