Monthly Archives: February 2007

two cups on my table

Someone gave me wondrous Oolong from Taiwan. A superb way to restart an afternoon. For a friend who is not here… "Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups … Continue reading

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The Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo

I went up the Caelian Hill yesterday with a friend for to visit the round basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo.  I had not been in the building for some years and it was closed for restorations for quite a while.  … Continue reading

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Cappello di Prete

Sometimes I will eschew supper here at the Domus in order to chew some slices of good things Italy has to offer.  For example, the other day a friend and I got some wonderful paper thin slices of San Daniele … Continue reading

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Bad internet day

There have been constant interuptions of internet service today.  Sometimes when a head of state comes to Rome, … let’s just say that the free exchange of information here is somewhat… hampered.  Today the President of South Korea was in … Continue reading

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15 February: St. Onesimus

  Today is the feast of St. Onesimus. 1. Commemoratio beati Onesimi, quem sanctus Paulus Apostolus servum fugitivum et in vinculis utpote Christi in fide filium genuit, sicut ipse domino eius Philemoni scripsit. … The commemoration of St. Onesimus, whom, … Continue reading

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Today’s Wednesday Audience

Today the Holy Father brought to a conclusion his teaching about the early workers in the Lord’s vinyard with a fascinating presentation about the women involved in the early Church. Among the various things he spoke about, and I recommend … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Here is another brief snapshot of where a few of you are as you come to visit the blog. Stevenage, Norfolk Hamburg Honolulu, Hawaii Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Hrvatski Leskovac, Grad ZagrebSingapore, Dakar Wegscheid, Salzburg Mohawk, Michigan London, Lambeth Black Diamond, Alberta Radeberg, Sachsen

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Pope’s Message for Lent released

The Holy Father’s Message for Lent was released today.  I was at the Press conference with S.E. Mons. Paul Josef Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum", who made the presentation along with others. The document was signed on … Continue reading

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13 February: A Sabine saint’s feast

I miss The Sabine Farm very much, even though it is really cold there.  I am told that water pipes recently broke at the Farm, though not in my house.  Newer readers might not make the connection, but I call … Continue reading

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Today the Message for Lent will be released

Today the Holy Father’s Message for Lent will be released.  The Press Conference for the release will be with S.E. Mons. Paul Josef Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum". One clerical wit here in Rome said, "Well, if … Continue reading

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We have been nominated

You participants here help to make this blog what it is (which is a good thing…. I think).  Subsequently, I can say happily that we have been nominated in several categories in the Catholic Blog Awards for 2006.   The list … Continue reading

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12 February: St. Saturninus, priest and martyr

Today is the feast of Sts. Saturninus and companions who died in North Africa in 304. By happy chance on my long Sunday afternoon walk yesterday I visited the Basilica of Sts. John and Paul.  There I happened to take … Continue reading

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OED Word of the Day

Today’s Oxford English Dictionary Online Word of the Day is

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Fireworks in Roman vaults if not the vaults of heaven

I guess the fireworks Zadok mentioned were the only pyrotechnic observance of the Lateran Pacts… other than the very fine lunch we had today (being a house run by the Holy See). In the meantime, here is a nice photo … Continue reading

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Double takes

Sometimes I check my stats to see where in the world people are when they visit the blog.  I mean that geographically, of course.  That doesn’t mean I don’t wonder about where they are ecclesiologically, psychologically….  But I digress. Today … Continue reading

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