Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Blog milestone: 90 Million

An alert reader sent a note saying that the “StatCounter” button on the sidebar shows that we reached another milestone.  This must have happened sometime during the night.

The blog is older than that and I don’t put huge stock in … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL! Move to rename Hubble’s Law… for a priest

A reader alerted me to something for a Just To Cool entry, or perhaps Look! Up In The Sky!
There has been a recommendation to rename, or rather amplify the name of Hubble’s Law after Fr. Georges Lemaître.   HERE
The statement … Continue reading

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GREAT NEWS! Baronius Press “Roman Breviary” AVAILABLE AGAIN!

This is great news for all those who have been seeking out the wonderful reprinting of the The Roman Breviary by Baronius Press. It is at long last back in print. I wrote about it in 2012.
This is a terrific … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Supplicium and surprises

Since I am a pilgrim in this world, today I walked up Pilgrim Street, Via del Pellegrino, for to seek some good old fashioned Roman street fare.  At the end of the Via del Pellegrino you find an ancient stone and … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: 2400 year old Greek ship discovered

This is definitely for your Just Too Cool file.
It hit the spot this morning in particular, because Anthony Esolen’s new book begins with the figure of Odysseus, trapped by Calypso, longing to go home.
Read on.
From BBC:
Shipwreck found in Black Sea … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: The ‘tricolours’ ensign of Le Généreux, captured by Nelson on display

Which it’s a post For you fans of the Aubrey/Maturin series. Which it’s all about that monstrous ol’ flag Nelson got off the Frogs at Malta but was at the Nile where Aubrey distinguished himself.
In another story, I read that, … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of October: Votive Mass of the Good Thief in prisons, jails, etc.

As you may recall, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief who, as Fulton Sheen said, “stole heaven”.
However, in your copies of the traditional Missale Romanum, in the back in the section on Masses for Various Places, … Continue reading

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The bones of St. Ambrose examined and verified

I put on my patristicist cap today with super excitement.  I saw at NLM Greg DiPippo’s spiffy post which conveys news from Italian media about forensic analysis of the bones of St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor, who died in 397.  … Continue reading

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Europe’s Oldest Intact Book Was Found in a St. Cuthbert’s Coffin

Here is a super cool story from JSTOR (which I’m sure you all follow):
Why Europe’s Oldest Intact Book Was Found in a Saint’s Coffin
The St. Cuthbert Gospel is the earliest surviving intact European book. Some time around 698, it was … Continue reading

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Oppressed priests and portable altars and true emergency conditions

St. Joseph’s Apprentice has made beautiful, practical portable altars for me and for many priests.
I have called his portable altars “the ultimate gift for a priest”.  I have one that I can travel with, using a Pelican case, that houses … Continue reading

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Thanks to Augustus on his birthday and to the Cohors Italicus

Today is the birthday of Augustus Caesar, born in ancient Velitrae (Velletri) in 63 BC.
When I was living in Rome, on this day I was accustomed to stroll to the Ara Pacis and read some of the bronze lettered text … Continue reading

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UPDATED – ACTION ITEM! 10 year old’s fundraiser for a Pregnancy Care Center

UPDATE 16 SEPT:
Go to the bottom of the post for the RESULTS!

Originally Published on: Sep 13, 2018
Everyone, here is a good news note!
I received this message from a 10 year old which was forwarded by his mother.  Xavier is one of the … Continue reading

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Videos and hi-res photos of the Consecration of the Abbey and Abbess of Gower

I’ve written a few posts about the recent Consecration of the Abbey, and the Abbess, of Gower.
HERE and HERE
It was a terrific occasion, in the deepest sense of “terrific”.
There are now available hi-res photos of the events.
>>HERE<<
Also, the videos are … Continue reading

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UPDATED Mary, Queen of the Clergy holy cards with Daily Prayer for Priests – AVAILABLE!

A few days ago I posted about receiving holy cards of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy. HERE
Since them, I have been in close contact with the nice lady who made them and we have improved the cards.

The artwork on … Continue reading

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SAVE THE LITURGY – SAVE THE WORLD: Thoughts on the Rites in the Starfield

I will probably post more in the near future about the Rites we experienced in Gower, for the Consecration of the new Abbey church and Abbess.   Everything was done according to the traditional Roman Rite, using the pre-1961 Pontificale Romanum. … Continue reading

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