Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Job search concluded

I don't know if anyone is out there, but I have an update: it looks like I will be teaching Latin and Humanities at Live Oak Academy in San Jose! It is a Christian co-op school for homeschoolers, and it is about twenty minutes from the town I grew up in. I've spent six years now studying east of the Mississippi, and I never really thought I would return to the Bay Area to teach. Most of the jobs for Latin are concentrated in New England and the South. But it turns out that I had a connection here all along... a lady I met while doing pro-life work told me about the opening. I am feeling very happy about this, and I give heartfelt thanks to all of you who may have said some prayers for me. The past few months have been rough in some ways, and I have neglected the blog and my writing in general. Now I have a little certainty, and I feel very alive and optimistic.

I am in Santa Fe right now. It is so beautiful, and it has been raining, which is always a grace in this part of the world. After I read the email offering me the teaching job, I went to Mass in the San Miguel chapel, where my parents were married and which is the oldest church in America. It was the Old Form Mass. Afterward I walked around the corner and had some ice cream. Hmmm, I just have a feeling that this year is going to be awesome!

9 comments:

some guy on the street said...

... quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen eius. And may we sing "Glory be to God, for frozen things"?

Some of us are doggedly sticking with our still-unresolved inscrutable studies; remember us in your prayers!

Wishing you all the best, as always.

BettyDuffy said...

Boots!

and Congratulations!

Austin said...

We're all back in the bay!

some guy on the street said...

... where the watermelons grow?

Marcello said...

Hooray, happy to read this good news. I've been praying for you at all of Fr. Carr's superduper traditional (both Novus Ordo and Tridentine) Masses.

Wonderful to see you last week. Front Royal is pretty fun so far. Now if I could just get that image of Rivendell for my office...

Oremus pro nobismet invicem, praesertim quoniam ambo in nova munera docendi incumbimus. VALETO VEL OPTUME ATQUE MANICE

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Seraphic on Hilary's Computer said...

Congratulations! I hope it is awesome indeed.

Santiago said...

That's the oldest church in America? I thought the oldest church in America would be in St Augustine, Florida. Wow.

Sheila said...

Yay!

Dan Sheffler said...

Absolutely awesome Meredith! Surely God is good.