Middle son graduation Thomas Aquinas College

A contingent of the family including all our children have converged on Thomas Aquinas College near Santa Paula California for the graduation of our son Thomas.

At last nights taco dinner on campus, we were treated to a typically lovely sunset over this very beautiful campus in the surrounding mountains.

Bishop Robert Barron both preached the homily at mass and gave the commencement speech. It was as excellent as you would imagine.

I made a furtive attempt to record some of the gorgeous music sung at mass today, but it didn’t come out. You’ll just have to imagine a beautiful mass in Thomas Aquinas College’s beautiful chapel. I was getting tears in my eyes. A beautiful mass celebrated in a beautiful church is the apex of western art, and indeed of Western culture.

Now comes the bittersweet moments when family and friends mill around and our new graduate packed up his stuff for the last time. We will gather at a nearby beach in Ventura, then drive home. On Wednesday we fly to the East Coast for our younger daughter’s graduation. It will then be my wife, our 15-year-old son, and me left at home.

Our children make us very happy.

Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

3 thoughts on “Middle son graduation Thomas Aquinas College”

  1. Congratulations Joseph and the Moore’s! It does sound beautiful. I totally agree with your statement about the apex of Western art and culture, and can recall times at mass where I have been overwhelmed with the beauty.

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