Tonight we hopped in the van and gave a small performance for the residents of the Vicentian home in Allison Park. While many of us are not singers (present author included), there is something traditional and fun about having young friars singing badly to retired residents.
For the past few months, Fr. Gerard had us practicing carols such as: The First Noel, What Sweeter Music, and Mozart's Ave Verum.
In spite of what I thought, we received great applause from the residents at the Vicentian home and they thanked us for taking the time to visit. After our "concert," we took time to talk with the different residents; a ministry I've become quite accustomed to talking with retired.
Although there was one resident that kept saying after every song we sang: "Are they done yet?"
Merry Christmas, everyone.