The Student-Run “Seton Chess League” Tournament

The Student-Run “Seton Chess League” Tournament

Within the Seton Chess Club are mini-clubs set up and maintained by enrolled students. The chart below shows the pairings between clubs for the first round of the “Seton Chess League’s” inaugural tournament.

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Cometh a Special Time

In the Christmas season, many of us alter our daily routine to accommodate the shorter days and colder season.
For some that means sipping a hot chocolate near the wood stove, perhaps with a chess board or good book at hand. For others, it’s enjoying the crisp air, hopes for heavy snow, and the fact that hockey season is now in full swing.

However we handle winter—and whether we even like the season—is up to each of us. But we should nonetheless take time every Christmas to consider the Christ-child’s coming.

Christ came to save sinners, but how he chose to do it should humble each of us. In becoming man, the King of all Creation first reveals Himself to the world in the vulnerability of an infant. This is not how we usually think of kings. Powerful warlords or rulers are what typically come to mind.

Yet on that starry night so long ago, a night rich with mystery and hope, our heavenly king arrives in glorious innocence.
Had it been a prince with drawn sword at the door, assuredly, the innkeeper would have let him inside. Yet our king approaches us differently.

He simply asks: Can you make room for me?

Let us each prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas this year by answering, “Yes, Lord! Thy will be done!”

God Bless!

About Nick Marmalejo

Nick Marmalejo, a history major, graduated from Christendom College in 2001. He holds a Virginia Teacher Certification and lives in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and three children.

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