SISTERS CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS JUBILEES
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are pleased to announce the religious jubilees of two of their sisters who have ties to the Diocese of Orange.
Sister Rose Virginia Eichman is celebrating 70 years within the Congregation this year. During her time in the Diocese of Orange, Sister Rose Virginia ministered as a housekeeper at Marywood from 1967-69 and in convent service, also at Marywood, from 1977-80.
SISTER ROSE VIRGINA EICHMAN. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE OF MARY-IN-THE-WOODS
Sister Agnes Maureen Badura is celebrating 75 years with the Congregation this year. During her time in our Diocese, she ministered as a provincial treasure for the St. Michael Provincial House in Tustin from 1984-87.
SISTER AGNES MAUREEN BADURA. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE OF SAINT MARY-OF-THEWOODS
CHRIST CATHEDRAL HOSTS SUMMER CAMP
On June 27, the music ministry of Christ Cathedral hosted students participating in a summer camp organized by a local chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO).
The camps, which take place throughout the United States, are called “Pipe Organ Encounters.” They include visits to hear a region’s pipe organs.
The students heard all three organs on the Christ Cathedral campus: the newly restored Hazel Wright Organ (in the cathedral), the Frederick Swann Organ (located inside the Arboretum) and the Bob Tall Rodgers Organ (in the Chapel in the Sky atop the Tower of Hope).
A highlight was an hour-long concert on Hazel featuring David Ball, cathedral organist and music ministry director; Dr. Emma Whitten, associate organist; and Organ Scholars Hubert Tran, a senior at Mater Dei High School, and Alyce Reynaud, a first-year voice major at Irvine Valley College.
The performance also featured the inaugural use of Hazel’s second console in an organ duet since the instrument’s completed restoration. Ball played on the main console on the cathedral’s north end while Dr. Whitten concurrently played on the second console located across the cathedral in its south balcony.
“Pipe Organ Encounters are a formulative part of youth music education for young organists,” said David Ball, music ministry director. “I went to one as did so many of my friends who are now cathedral and concert organists. I’m so happy my team and I got to share Hazel with this group, especially on this historic day inaugurating the second console that was so beautifully restored by the Ruffattis. Who knows? Years from now, one of the kids who visited could be the next Christ Cathedral organist!”