Category Archives: On the road

Rome/Venice Day 6 – Of trains, boats and a phoenix

We headed down to the hated Stazione Termini this morning. I get a shiver when I got there, after the years of daily commuting. I rather miss the clackety clack of the flipping cards on the departure and arrival … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 5 – Of museums and rainbows

This morning we have a visit to some of the preservation and restoration workshops of the Vatican Museums.
Later, I hope to sneak into the Basilica through a back door and visit the tombs of the new saints.
First, breakfast.

Among the many … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 4 – Of friends and rain and hammer handles and ox tails

“But Father! But Father!”, I can hear most of you saying. “We don’t care about no stickin’ Collect for Low Sunday and infants, blah blah blah. You are in Rome! What did you eat?”
First allow me to say that the … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 3 – more food, more churches, the usual

We had a late start today, which was welcome. Mass at S Maria della Scala. the sacristy situation was … just as Roman sacristies usually are, especially in the hands of religious. Any one who has lived here knows exactly … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 2 – Un pò di ‘relax’

I am just hanging out without controversy swamp fever. Sometimes I just need to breathe.
Coffee at Sant’Eustachio with some folks who wanted to go. I stepped outside to let them finish and ran into Card. Zen. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Meandering to Roma – Part 2

The journey continues after a sojourn in New York. This morning I sought something for a friend in Rome because is what we long time expats do for each other. Did you know that there was vanilla mint … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Old Chasuble Edition

I’m enjoying some time at The Cloisters with a friend.
In honor of a priest who has disparaged my posts about birds, I add this edition.
Behold a priests chasuble from Venice of the late 15th to early 16th century.

Closer.

A detail from … Continue reading

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Saturday Stroll

Today I have done some reading and listened to the monks of Le Barroux sing the Tenebrae office.
For lunch I found a great pastrami sandwich and went to the Park.

Okay… here’s a better shot of the pastrami.   I was … Continue reading

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Ready for the Triduum?

A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears.
At the Met.

Detail of an Ecce Homo by Alessandro Magnasco … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: meandering towards Rome

It isn’t much like the Via Francigena.

As help for the trip my mom sent me some money.

I miss Lire.
UPDATE:
On the ground. I said I was meandering, after all. It is cold in Gotham, and windy, but … Continue reading

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