Daily Archives: 26 December 2009

Afternoon at the Met

It is steamy in here and there are way too many people but a trip to the Met Museum us always worth the trouble.
I especially wanted to see the recovered Velasquez and American Stories.

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Longford Cathedral burned

I saw on Vultus Christi that the Cathedral of Longford, Ireland, has burned.
Do say a pray for the folks there.  That is a heavy loss.

The faithful in Ireland have really suffered lately.

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Warm lunch on rainy windy day

It’s raining and blowing in blustery Manhattan.
On such a day I am glad that the rectory is so close to one of the best Chinese restaurants on the island.
Thus as I wait for the main I am enjoying some Hot … Continue reading

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In the wake of the recent physical attack on the Pope…

… I wonder if the issue of the sedia gestatoria should be revisited.
In years past when the Holy Father was carried on the sedia gestatoria, there were adequate lines of men flanking the chair bearers so that no one could … Continue reading

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Lunch at Katz’s Deli on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day I friends and went to Katz’s Deli on Houston. 

This is a BUSY place.

The owner, schmoozing.  This is one of many reasons why the business is good.

Since I couldn’t decide easily what to order, one … Continue reading

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How was Christmas?

What did you wind up doing for Christmas?
Let us know about the good content of sermons you heard.
Get anything special?  Give anything special?

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QUAERITUR: patterns for lacemaking for church linens, etc.

From a reader in Poland:
We (me & my wife) are searching the network for good, noble and beautiful patterns of filet crochet church laces for bordering altar clothes, cottas and surplices for our church.
I am sure that You can ask … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “Litanies of the Love of God” by St. Pius V

A friend here in NYC asked an interesting question yesterday.  I want to enlist the help of other readers to come up with the answer.
Here are the basics.  Apparently Pope Pius V wrote a "Litanies of the Love of God".   … Continue reading

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