Sunday, April 05, 2009

Catholic Underground


No sooner had the Catenians left than preparations began in earnest for London'd first 'Catholic Underground' event which took place that evening. The organisers had told me they would be very pleased if about forty people turned up. As it was we had a hundred and fifty for a great evening that began with a Holy Hour and vespers in the church led by Br John Bosco. This had a profound effect on some of those who attended. If we measure according to what people put on their Facebook pages, at least one person that evening decided God was calling him to become a priest.
After the Holy Hour we made our way into the school hall where the evening's entertainment began with Dan Driver, a promising young singer song-writer. The idea of Catholic Underground is to provide a forum for Christian artists and so perhaps it should have been no surprised to hear a piece inspired by the Screwtape Letters and another called 'The Unmoved Mover'. After Dan we had the New Jerusalem Project with some feisty Catholic lyrics and finally Ejiro, a young Christian rap artist.
Was the evening a success? Well at least one Facebook profile was changed to "Catholic Underground changed my life"!

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