Daily Archives: 7 July 2006

A good intention at Holy Mass

On this idyllic evening here at the Sabine Farm in the chapel I exposed the Blessed Sacrament (for First Friday) and we recited the Litany of the Sacred Heart, with some prayers also for rain.  It is very dry here.  … Continue reading

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Victor Emanuel Monument, a different view

The other night I got an interesting shot of the "Typewriter" (there are other nicknames as well). I was shooting past the edge of the dome of the Pantheon.

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I once incurred the wrath of an older priest, an enthusiast of the alleged "apparitions" at Medjugorje.  After needling me about various things through the evening, he stated proudly that he had been to Medjugorje six times.  I really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Chrysostom on the calling of Matthew

When I in Rome I often pop into the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi just to have a quick glance at the St. Matthew cycle by Caravaggio.  I think right next to the church, so this is easy.  One … Continue reading

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7 July: Bl. Benedict XI, pope

Today there is another Mass for a dead Pontiff to be observed at the Vatican Basilica.  Today we have Blessed Pope Benedict XI.  This is a Pope most of you don’t know about, I bet.  When the famous (infamous?) Boniface … Continue reading

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