There is a school unlike all other schools. The students don't take
notes, do assignments or have tests. In fact, there are no subjects.
But there is much spirited discussion. . .with oneself.
The teachers are dead men; and all well
known throughout the world as the best: St. Augustine, St. Basil,
St. Athanasius, St. Thomas of Aquinas, St. John Cardinal Newman to mention a
few among the resident faculty.
With these teachers, they try to
rebuild the City of God among the city of fallen men. They try to live
the life of the Church when everything was fine with the Church. . .at a
time parents were saints rather then separated, children were saints rather
than drug addicts and when priests and bishops were true shepherds rather
than hirelings and molesters.
There is much calisthenics in between
the spirited debates with oneself. There are exercises in asceticism,
wrestling bouts with the passions and boxing with the vices.
Aside from the debates, the intellect is
horned in with trying to answer the big questions in life: why am I here,
where am I heading, why do the good suffer, why are the sinners well off?
The buildings are made on the solid
grounds of tradition. They are unmoved by the earthquakes of novelty and experimentation.
An elective, the subject on music, is to
develop a mastery of the songs composed by the Holy Spirit and whispered to
and written down by Pope Gregory the Great. A non-required subject is
singing the composition of the Renaissance, like Palestrina, De Vittoria and
Graduation is attended by the heavenly
host of angels and the graduates are immediately employed in heaven.
The school is open and is
admitting students for the beginner's grade. Only a few will be
selected based on only one qualification: if one is truly seeking God.
The school is the Lay Monastic Community of CARYANA. Enrollment is
constantly going on.