Daily Archives: 11 May 2008

Possible new blog style

Possible new blog style: UPDATE: 11 May 20:40GMT Based on some of your feedback and my own desires, I adjusted the theme. How about this.

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QUAERITUR: keeping maniples on your arm

I got a question via e-mail: I have recently noticed that when maniples are in use at my church, they are fastened to the alb by binder clips.  I assume that there is a more appropriate device for accomplishing this … Continue reading

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Pentecost at the Pantheon: rose petals falling through the oculus

In Rome on Pentecost, in the Pantheon, now a minor basilica called S. Maria ad martyres there is a beautiful custom. Rose petals are dropped through the circular oculus opening at the top of the dome, which is the widest … Continue reading

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The ultimate “anti-Bable”

Pentecost (1732)by Jean Restout Musée du Louvre, Paris Since the Ascension, the disciples had been hiding in fear. Despite the feeling of exhilaration they experienced on their way home from the great event, they were somewhat enervated by the absence … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Pentecost Sunday: again a lesson through vestments

Papa was once again in the taglio filipino vestments for the Holy Mass in the Basilica this morning. What in Italian is called the "taglio filipino" is so named after St. Philip Neri, who is depicted in paintings in this … Continue reading

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