Saturday, July 25, 2009

Maryvale exams...

...awaited me on my return from holiday. These were held at the parish hall in Deptford. A traditional Catholic parish (dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption) a really beautiful church, people coming out of weekday Mass, volunteers busy at various tasks, children's work displayed on the walls of the hall. The hall was all set up for our exams. The kind parish priest welcomed us and led us in a short prayer before distributing exam papers, explaining the time schedule etc. It was all v. efficient. I had spent much of the week reading and reading, with the sound of the sea as a backdrop....revelation...Dei Verbum...a copy of the New Testament borrowed from Exmouth library, stacks of papers brought from home...Church history...John Henry Newman...

A kind friend who lives in Deptford had invited me to stay the night so as to be ready for the exams. This was a bonus, and it was a real joy to have a lovely evening with her and be given hot chocolate and marshmallows and feel pampered...

2 comments:

Catholic Mom of 10 said...

MV work you hard!!! Very best wishes am sure you did fine..am away on retreat with the Brigittines in Holywell & then Iver Heath..but I love MV!

Francis said...

Dear Joanna

My very best wishes to you for your Maryvale studies.I was one of first group to do the BA Divinity degree fro 1990 to 1995. It was one of the best experiences of my life though a lot of hard work. I wished we had had the Web!
Enjoy the study and the fellowhip