Household hosts coffeehouse for feast of the archangels

By Peter Lim
Staff Writer

The Michaelmas Coffeehouse was hosted by the Seraphic Valor household on Sept. 30 from 9 p.m. to midnight with homemade desserts, drinks and live music performances in the J.C. Williams Center atrium.

The event opened with the Chaplet of St. Michael at 8:45 p.m. It was followed by a live performance of Rev. Rufino Corona, TOR, singing “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and The Heart.

The atrium was decorated with red and black streamers wrapped around the staircase and the ceiling.

There were different games available such as Baron bingo, mad libs, a Corona coloring page, tic-tac-toe and assorted lawn games.

Seventeen different acts occurred throughout the night, including The Last Rebellion Band, which is comprised of seniors Nathan Lai on guitar, Ben Hooper on vocals, Olivia Poirer on piano and alumnus Chris Dacanay on Drums.

Following his guitar performance, senior political science major Andrew Warthen said, “It was a fantastic opportunity to play and sing, since I don’t get too many chances to perform for people like this!”

The “St. Mike’s Café” offered dessert and drinks such as blackberry-lemon scones, carrot cake cupcakes, chocolate oat no bakes, iced blackberry latte, hot tea and hot apple cider for $2.00 each.

“Michaelmas V2” t-shirts were sold for $15.00 featuring the phrase “Qvs vt devs,” which is Latin for “Who is like God?” The phrase refers to the meaning of the name of St. Michael the Archangel.

Nicholas Winter, senior theology and catechetics major said, “I love the archangels and Seraphic Valor. Tonight was a perfect combination of heaven meeting earth.”

“I really appreciated Fr. Rufino’s opening and everyone’s music … I am looking forward to repping St. Michael the Archangel t-shirt!” Winter said.