Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seminarian Dedicates His Poem to the Walk for Life West Coast

The weekend of Jan. 23-25, students from Mount Angel Seminary took part in the annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco.  Ivan Arevalo, a college-two seminarian studying for the Diocese of Monterey, wrote this poem about his experience and shares it with the readers of MAS Journalism.

I Walk
by Ivan Arevalo

I walked for me, with no shoes

I walked for a promise, my promise

I walked for my hurt, for my pain

I walked for my wounds, my sorrow

I walked for my living, for my dead

I walked for hope, my hope

I walk now for them

I walk now barefooted

I walk feeling the broken and wounded road

I walk for the broken and wounded on the side of the road

I walk because I am broken and wounded

I walk for their hurt, I walk for their pain

I walk for their wounds, I walk for their sorrow

I walk for the breath not taken

I walk for the steps not taken

I walk for their living, I walk for their dead

I walk for hope, their hope, our hope.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mount Angel Abbey Library Film Series Underway

by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

On Saturday, Jan. 24, Mount Angel Abbey Library offered a public showing of the film The Bells of Saint Mary's.  The film is the second of eight films in the series Movies for the Year of Consecrated Life: An Educational Perspective of the Portrayal of Consecrated Life put on by the library in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life.

The films are shown in the library auditorium using a new projector.  The Bells of Saint Mary's and the first film, Restless Heart: The Confessions of Saint Augustine, were attended by students and faculty of Mount Angel Seminary as well as many off-hill guests.

The films are scheduled for January - April 2015 on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.

The next films will be Of Gods and Men on February 11 and Angels with Dirty Faces on February 28.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Students Organize Indoor Soccer Tournament

News Brief by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

20 men competed with one another on Saturday, Jan. 17 in a 4-on-4 indoor soccer tournament organized by athletics chairs Stephen Cieslak and Alex Woelkers.

When they were not playing with their teammates, Stephen Cieslak and Andres Guerra served as the referees, and all of the players were cheered on by fellow students and other supporters.

The participants in the indoor soccer tournament before the first game.

By the end of the evening, the team of Andres Guerra, Val Park, Joseph Nguyen, and Felipe Villalobos  achieved victory over their classmates and won the tournament.

Andres Guerra, Val Park, Joseph Nguyen, and Felipe Villalobos