Category Archives: On the road

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!
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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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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.

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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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