My friend Fr. Johnson, USN, sent me a photo of his newly acquired Papa Ganganelli (aka Clement XIV Of Glorious Memory) coffee mug.
Here it is, strategically situated in Father’s stateroom aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD3).
Fr. Johnson regularly celebrates the TLM while deployed with Marines, in port, or at sea.
Everyone: I very much enjoy seeing your In The Wild shots.
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… and you could have your very own Papa Ganganelli mug!
Impress your friends! Annoy liberals! Make Jesuits sweat!
Did you know that the great impressionist painter Manet painted USS KEARSARGE?
No, not this one…
This one… the predecessor from the time of the Civil War.
During the Civil War, USS Kearsarge sank the Confederate Alabama near the coast of France. It was widely covered by the French press. Manet painted the scene twice. This painting is in the Met in New York. The other is in Philadelphia. Manet visited the ship at anchor near Boulogne.
If you want to know more about Manet and the Impressionists, I warmly recommend Ross King’s The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism.