Rome Experience 2010, days 11-12

June 2-3, 2010 — from the travel journal of seminarian Jeffrey Gardner

The eleventh day was focused on class. We had our typical morning schedule of prayer, Mass and breakfast, followed by two hours of class with Fr. Heisler and his course on church history.  The history course was amazing, because it tied together so many of the courses I have taken in seminary.   The class was presented in such a way as to make it very clear that all of history and everything that contemporary man does is absolutely centered on Christ and his Church.

Rome Experience 2010 seminarian Jeff Gardner

  In the afternoon, Fr. Cassian Folsom taught a liturgy course.  The class with Father Cassian focused on the liturgy after Vatican II.  The main point is that liturgy is the work of God, and that with a proper understanding and execution of the liturgy of Vatican II, the Church can correct many problems she is having.  The Eucharist is our source and summit; we must always rest in the graces given by this most Blessed Sacrament.

            These classes prepared us for our arrival in Rome, making us ready to understand all the history that we were about to experience in the Eternal City.



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