Posts Tagged ‘Spanish class’

Spanish class desayuno

Spanish class breakfast @ Brisa de EspanaSpanish class breakfast @ Brisa de EspanaSPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — today, we had class AND breakfast at Brisa de Espana, a local Spanish restaurant.  The food was great.  I had scrambled eggs with Spanish sausage an Arizona ice tea! 

We’re finishing our last chapter 18 with Si (if) clauses and a confusing summary of the use of the subjunctive (ALL OF THEM).  — I can’t say I was paying all my attention to our bookwork, cuz the food was delicioso!

Spanish class dinner

In order to catch-up on some missing Spanish, our professor invited us to his home this evening for dinner and a study session.  Our hosts were generous beyond words with a delicious steak dinner.  We also brought some desert (very rich).  Discussions were about everything … pet dogs … pink glass cleaner … our Easter break … Narnia (movie & book) … conditional tenses … past perfect subjunctives … que haria Jesus (WWJD) … million dollar dreams … dwarfs … poetry … and more.   — a great evening.
Spanish class dinner — pet dogs Spanish class dinner — desert

synoptics + Mark + Matthew + Columbian food + pro-life Rosary

January 22, 2008 Leave a comment

MASS – (Fr Santos) — “the sabbath was made for man , not man for the sabbath”

SPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — chapter 15 on haber + past participles.  If we stay on schedule this semester, we’ll try to read the Spanish version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

New Testament class @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLNEW TESTAMENT – (Fr Michael) — today, we started the Synoptic Gospels (reviewed side-by-side syn-optically), more specifically the Gospels of Mark & Matthew.  Even though Mark is the shortest gospel book, 80% of Mark’s verses are reproduced in Matthew while 65% is in Luke.  There may also exist a hypothetical source “Q” that scholars propose to explain other similarities between Matthew & Luke not borrowed from Mark. 

CULTURAL FOOD NIGHT — today was Columbian food night with a small army of cooks creating some great food.
Columbian Food Night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Columbian food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL Columbian food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

PRO-LIFE ROSARY — after dinner in the McCarthy Chapel on the anniversary of Roe vs Wade for the dignity of all human persons, especially for the end to abortion.

spinach + Robitussin

December 6, 2007 Leave a comment

MASS — [left shine]

SPANISH – (Dr Jimenez) — chaper 14 test + dictation + evaluation.

LUNCH — food court @ Dolphin Mall with J.

DINNERSpinach lasagna (with nuts & hard pasta)? + Robitussin drink + scarce salad bar.

RECTOR’s CONFERENCE – (Fr Michael) — part 2 on Virtues for new guys.

TV — watched last to episodes of Pushing Daisies procrastinating 2 philosophy papers due tomorrow.  [a blessing in disguise]

new men commit – steak & champaign

September 20, 2007 Leave a comment

SPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — today we continued the imperative verb forms like “ataca Anti-Christo” and revisited the “gang of irregular preterites” (–ataca them too)

MASS – (Fr Michael) — today’s schedule was changed with 4:30 Mass for the “New Men Commitment & Reception Ceremony” to officially accept the New Men into the house, marking the end of the “New Student Experience.”  The homily highlighted the feast of the Korean martyrs Andrew (priest) and Paul (catechist & seminarian).  A beautiful Mass with a steak & champaign dinner afterwards.  —delicious

New Men Commitment toast New Men Commitment steak & champaign New Men Commitment tower

RECTOR’s CONFERENCE – (Fr Michael) — the “New Men” had part 2 of 2 on “The Priesthood: A Theological Overview.” — Busy day.

spleen love – Puerto Rican food

September 18, 2007 3 comments

SpleenMASS – (Fr Santos) — Today’s Gospel shows Jesus “moved with pity” for a woman who walked in her son’s funeral procession.  From the Greek text, Jesus is moved “from his innermost being,” which was believed to have come from the spleen (–it’s somewhat close to the heart).  The priests that “the Church” responds most to are those that are “compassionate & kind,” who have love for the people, but, most especially, for Christ “from their innermost being.” 

Puerto Rican foodSPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — Preterite quiz today (mixed with some imperfect) — tricky — not good — 70%

CULTURAL FOOD NIGHT — Today is the first ethnic food night.  Every Tuesday, the food theme is from a ethnic background of the various seminarians in the house.  Today’s theme is Puerto Rico.  Dessert was flan.  — it was good.