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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“Urban VIII appointed four Jesuits to reform the hymns, so that they should no longer offend Renaissance ears. These four, in that faithful obedience to the Holy See which is the glory of their Society, with a patient care that one cannot help admiring, set to work to destroy every hymn in the office.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1916)

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Kevin Allen's Motets
published 11 April 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A busy Sunday. It turned out to be one with deadlines on 2 writing projects coming at once. Actually not true. A long time ago I recognized that workaholic types like me tend to create artificial deadlines. In other words, in our own heads we decide that such and such project must be done by this date even though there is no such necessity. Then we work a mile a minute to succeed in reaching the deadline, meanwhile, of course, also cudgeling co-workers to keep up with the pace! Forgive me any co-workers who are reading this.

In any case, after this hectic day with 2 artificial deadlines I decided to squeeze in a prayer time and to waft me out of projectitis I pulled out Kevin Allen’s Motecta Trium Vocum. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Blissful escape from my frenzied brain into the rhythms of the angels.

I had another motive. I have not seen my friends at Watershed for many, many years. Now we are arranging a get together of Watershed people in early July. Check with Jeff for more details as this enfolds. And I hope also to see Watershedders I have not yet met, such as Kevin Allen.

May God bless us all, and moderate our creative talents so that we may not be workaholics but….grace-aholics?

Dr. Ronda Chervin has many free e-books and audios on her website rondachervin.com. If you go to her website and read or listen and then want to correspond with her she will be available. Her schedule does not permit, however, responding to comments on the Blog, though she enjoys reading them. Dr. Ronda’s newest project is spiritualityrunningtogod.com.