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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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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)

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A Parliament of Monsters by Gail Caress
published 7 November 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A wonderful godchild of mine just published a terrific books. It is kind of theological science fiction by genre – in the long line from Charles Williams, Lewis, Tolkien, etc.

The plot involves the wife of a Celtic Studies scholar who travels to Ireland to find out whether her husband was murdered by a cult group into reviving pagan ritual in an attempt to take over the world. The style is terrific. There are beautiful characterizations of the wife and her mystical little boy and lots of quotations from all our favorite writers of classics of the past.

To find out more go to Beachhead Books on the web and look for Gail Caress.

Read more blog entries by Dr. Ronda by visiting RONDAVIEW. 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.