Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Quick Check In

Limited internet access here, but a few things.

The weather is SO much better here in Los Angeles.

It's amazing to be here with about 250 of my peers! The sound of "Amen" at Mass is incredibly consoling.

I think I've now forgotten all my Latin!


Blogger Jennifer said...

The weather has improved immensely here.

I'm not saying it has anything to do with your absence.


If in doubt fall back on the one phrase I never forget from my Latin primer.

Agricolae est fortunam.

(The farmers are lucky. Useful? Maybe not. But fun to say.)

Have fun. Stay well.

4:25 PM  
Blogger angelmeg said...

Veni Vidi Visa

We Came We Saw We Shopped,

that should cover Anything Jennifer's doesn't cover.


11:02 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

I am sad that the Canadian Jesuits never made it down there.

Nevertheless, give my regards to everyone, especially Minnesota Novitiate class of 1998 and 1999 and P. Grubb (hug him for me, if you can).

I continue to dodge bullets and whatever else I encounter these days. Enjoy your time there, it really will be great. I look forward to continued posts.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Gashwin said...

Hmm --- does the LA Archdiocese now employ Latin jammers? :-D

1:07 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

This is me trying hard not to say "don't get corrupted the California Jesuits."

Okay, I didn't try all that hard.

Other things to remember:

(1) Don't let the weather fool you.
(2) If everything starts to shake, get in the door jamb. And then say an act of contrition, because that door jamb thing is just something the geologists make up so you can have the illusion of control.
(3) In 'N Out. Don't ask questions. Just go.

5:18 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

One more thing: are you going to the Taj Mahony?

5:21 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

It is always good to have a group of faithful people worshiping together. I remember a recent Time for God conference in London. It was 40 of us from all around the world worshiping together (I did a small, kind of cheezy sermon). It was good, koreans, swedes, slovakians, americans, all worshipping Jesus. I'm glad you are having a good time in LA.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Karen, as is her wont, is 100000% right on all counts.

The weather may be better ovah theah, but I prefer air which can't be seen, thankyouverymuch. (Here in SoFla, we have air one can feel but that's neither here nor there.)

And, if it's any consolation, I had that Latin amnesia/phobia thing twice a year, every year, for four years.

I could have sworn I had a point...



9:43 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

I hope you like it here in California, Mark ... maybe you'll get a chance to visit nearby areas like La Jolla, Carmal, etc.

3:37 PM  

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