Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scripture Class

On the days we weren't visiting the various departments in our Publishing house, we were studying and taking a scripture class with Celia Sirois. The novices, Sr. Emily and Sr. Sylwia took the class with us Postulants. We met 3 times a week and each class was 2 hours long. The theme of the class was "covenant." So, we looked at many of the covenants God has made with man starting in the Old Testament with Noah, all the way through to the New Testament with Jesus being the New Covenant. Celia has a vast amount of knowledge of the Scriptures and the Jewish tradition, so she was able to give us a lot of background information before we even got into the topic of covenants. There was so much material to cover and we only had class for about 3 weeks. We probably could have had class for about 3 months and still may not have been able to cover all the material! It was so interesting though and we really saw how persistent God is. He never gives up on his people, no matter how many times we fail, he's always there to pick us up and give us another chance. We had to do a final project that showed what we learned about God's character through his covenants. We all worked together on the project and did a combination of a video and a play. We had a lot of fun videotaping and acting, but we also learned a lot in the process. Just before we left to come back to St. Louis, we performed/presented it to our teacher Celia and then for our community of Sisters in Boston. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and we were able to clearly show examples of God's character: how persistent, faithful, consistent, and abundant God is!

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