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SMC choirs to sing Christmas carols

first_imgThis Sunday, the 28th annual Lessons and Carols event will take place at the Church of Loretto at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Department of Music, the Department of Communication, Dance and Theater and the Church of Loretto. Regina Wilson, assistant director of Campus Ministry, said Lessons and Carols is a gathering of prayer that was started by the Church of England. Readers recite scripture, and Saint Mary’s and the Church of Loretto’s choirs sing sacred songs of the season, she said. “The readings and lessons are readings that we carefully select based on theme,” Wilson said. “This year we picked readings that convey or represent images of Mary. And they aren’t all scripture. For instance there’s a lovely poem by Hildegard Von Bingen that we’ve used several times and that we are going to read again this year,” she said. The event begins with a procession of the choirs singing a congregational song. Readings and lessons with either choral or congregational signing alternate, Wilson said. The choirs include women’s choir, liturgical choir, collegiate choir, Loretto choir and Hand Belle Choir. A candlelight ceremony featuring “Silent Night” closes the event, she said. “We invite different people from the College to do the readings. We have seven different lessons and readings,” she said. “… Of the seven readers there are two faculty members, one student, two sisters, a couple of ministers so it is a representation of the College.” The readings often relate back to the mission of Saint Mary’s and to the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Wilson said. “It is very connected with the mission of the sisters of the Holy Cross so the readings often have something to do with justice,” she said. “And this year in particular to Mary and justice to Saint Mary’s to some of the thematic elements.” After participating in Lessons and Carols in 2012, sophomore Maria Wesler said she chose to participate for a second year as part of women’s choir because the event was a lovely experience. “[The Church of Loretto} is just so beautiful,” Wesler said. “The way you can hear everyone sing in there and [the way it] echoes is gorgeous,” she said. Saint Mary’s students also recognize the importance of keeping tradition and the value it has for the College, Wesler said. “It’s a part of maintaining the culture and also maintaining the values of Saint Mary’s,” she said. “I would say Lessons and Carols would probably be a good part of the Saint Mary’s tradition because it does keep alive the certain values that our school holds sacred like religion. Wilson said she believes the event is a celebratory occasion for the community to be in prayer together. “I find it to be an experience of prayer,” she said “… There are a lot of people that have been coming for years. This is their advent thing to participate in.” Contact Alex Winegar at [email protected]last_img read more

Ronaldo set for 100th cap

first_imgPortugal manager Paulo Bento does not expect Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland to become the Cristiano Ronaldo Show.The Real Madrid superstar is due to win his 100th international cap in the match, only the third Portuguese to do so after Luis Figo and Fernando Couto.He is also in irresistible form this season, with 14 goals in 11 club outings to date.The shoulder injury that threatened to delay his landmark appearance is not as bad as initially feared and he is now certain to start at the Dragao Stadium.A match against a side rated 117th in the FIFA rankings appears the perfect chance for Ronaldo to mark the occasion with fireworks, but Bento has called on him to play his normal game.“We all know Cristiano had an injury coming to us from the Spanish championship but he is fit to pay,” said Bento. “I do not expect anything different from him because of the fact that he is getting his 100th cap.“I know that is a figure very few players will reach but I don’t foresee anything special because of that reason.“What I expect from him is to integrate into the structure we have got and to show all of his ability and quality in the match.”When Northern Ireland travelled to Russia in the opening round of Group F qualifiers, they were angered by what they perceived as a lack of respect from manager Fabio Capello and some of his players.Bento was careful to tread a more pragmatic path when asked to assess his side’s next opponents. “As for the Northern Irish, I have said they are an aggressive side, especially defensively,” he said.“They are an aggressive team and a strong team, very tough in one on ones and duels and they have a good spirit, which is typical of the Irish.”Watch the video below:Ronaldo’s 53rd goallast_img read more

Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semifinal

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadal was serving at 5-3, 30-15 after having dropped the first set when play was stopped.He came back on court in full swing and made Schwartzman run a lot with a combination of deep groundstrokes and subtle drop shots. He was also able to raise his level when in danger, saving three break points in the eight game of the third set with great shot-making, and four more in the final set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownNadal is only the third male player in the Open Era to reach 11 semifinals at a single Grand Slam, alongside Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors.The 10-time Roland Garros champion will be up against Marin Cilic or Juan Martin del Potro for a spot in the final. MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina World Cup: Ronaldo puts Paris agony behind him in 2002 Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in four sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)Rafael Nadal is into the French Open semifinals for the 11th time.The top-ranked Spaniard completed a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina over two days after their quarterfinal was halted by rain on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World Cup diary: Buying an England shirt and getting lost on Russia’s Metro

first_img This should probably be the actual England shirt 6 Goughie was not happy 6 6 Darren Gough: One of the more acceptable Englishmen down under It looks like a person, as our button muppet, Olly said to me. Clear lines, bright colours; wonderful. It’s a thing of beauty. And I was a little bit sneaky as you may have heard on Drive.I turned right instead of left and it meant that instead of travelling only two stops on the tube, we travelled four stops on three different lines.Goughie, as you can see, was fuming. Emma the producer thought it was funny, Star Wars Dave (the one with his head down just behind Goughie) was probably watching Return of the Jedi on his phone. 6 I bought an England training top at the Zenit shop, which I’m pretty certain the majority of England fans would love to be the actual England shirt. Still no trouble, apart from an argument between a Morocco fan and a member of hotel staff this lunchtime. And St Petersburg is still beautiful.center_img It was a metrosexual experience for me – brilliant.We encountered the Russia Day parade through St Petersburg, went to the Zenit St Petersburg club shop and interviewed an Aussie who was a mad cricket fan and delighted to meet and be interviewed by Darren Gough. It’s a true story that the Aussies don’t like the English, but Darren is absolutely an exception. They love him down under. And while I was in the club shop, I also bought a t-shirt featuring a fans’ favourite, Aleksandr Kokorin. A knee injury has ruled him out of Russia’s World Cup squad, which is a massive blow to Russia who are already terrible.Having spoken to several Russians here, not one of them is confident, and they’re all relying on the possibility of some favourable refereeing decisions. But this T-shirt – can anyone explain what it’s all about please…? If there was an award for Metro maps (thankfully we know of none) this would win it The talkSPORT team are in Russia to bring you unrivalled coverage of the 2018 World Cup.Adrian Durham, presenter of talkSPORT’s brilliant Drivetime show, will be revealing all from behind the scenes throughout the tournament in his World Cup diary.Here’s his third entry…Okay let’s start with the sunglasses on the St Petersburg road sign – anyone get it? It is there to warn drivers to watch out for blind people. Pretty obvious when you think about it.I didn’t mention the Metro in the last part of the diary, so it’s time to be a #MetroBore again. How good is this map? What is going on here? 6 6 Is Russian vodka all that? Adrian and Goughie put it to the test… ⬇️Join @talkSPORTDrive at 4pm for big sporting debate and #TheDailyVodka!📻 https://t.co/nOCybhqfpb | #TsWorldCup pic.twitter.com/HC00r4SbOc— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 12, 2018Listen to Drivetime with Adrian and Goughie every weekday at 4pm on talkSPORTlast_img read more