Category Archives: On the road

The Outstanding Benedictines of Norcia!

Tonight I am at a gala and fundraiser for the wonderful community of Benedictine monks at Norcia in Italy. They are in Italy. We are in Connecticut.
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Card. Burke is here. I had … Continue reading

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Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road.
Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop did … Continue reading

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Day 16 – NYC: food and Farraday – POLL

Last night we enjoyed a meal at The Palm.
I am an Old Fashioned sort of guy.

Best crab thingie in the world!

Today we went to the Morgan Library. I’ll tell you about a silly exhibit later, but I got to see … Continue reading

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Rome/NYC – Day 15: My view for awhile

It is almost always a nice day when I leave a city I like.

So, back to the USA and some appointments in NYC.

Yes, Bergoglio class, in case you were wondering.
I have my noise blocking earbuds ready and my fully loaded … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 14: Store windows and raw red meat

Some last errands before I leave Rome.
I went to a Vatican “Bank” ATM to check on the status of my account, which I have maintained since the 80′s.

I spent time in the Augustinianum library today. It is the best … Continue reading

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Fr. Z: Science Fiction Novel Star! UPDATE

UPDATE: Since I posted this, I have finished the second volume.  Fun.  It is sort of like…. Galaxy Quest meets…. The Magnificent Seven.  It’s like… Stargate meets… Indiana Jones.
As I mentioned, there is a character in the book named after … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 12: The spiffy new “Australia House”!

Yesterday I did as much nothing as possible here in the Eternal City. I met a friend for lunch at a newly opened place not far from the Vatican. I may have found the best carbonara in Rome!
In … Continue reading

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Venice Day 9 – Of St. Athanasius and risotto

This morning we had our Mass at Santo Stefano, quite beautiful though dark on this dark, gray, rainy day.
Some Tintoretto… you know… same ol’…

Okay, forget about the Tintoretto.   It poured incessantly for the whole morning and way into the … Continue reading

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Venice Day 8 – Of Moses and Sardines

This morning I said Mass for us at San Moisè, which is convenient for the hotel. The sacristan is wonderful. He is as helpful and friendly as (most) Roman sacristan are… not. He was also interested … Continue reading

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Venice Day 7 – Of Anniversaries and Victories

Today I said Mass in the Basilica of San Marco.
Yesterday I had met in the calle a small group, a family, from London who had a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They wanted to know where they could have … Continue reading

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