Category Archives: On the road

Rome – Day 3: Beheadings and Swearings

It was a full day yesterday.  After Mass yesterday we broke the fast and then headed off the the Palazzo Braschi for the Artemesia exhibit.
Artemesia Gentileschi was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and a fine painter in her own right, a … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Baccala and brocade

Yesterday I mentioned the set of vestments we are having made for the Pontifical Masses. I received the following few photos before the fabric was cut and sent for sewing. The photos are not great, but they give a sense of … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Jet Lag Edition

We hit the ground running, as one must do in Rome… first: stay awake… eat… get sun… stay awake.
This is a good way to do it.

Later, I said Mass at Ss. Trinita.

They are having a novena to Our Lady and … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Lovely Nightmare Edition

It’s a beautiful day, nicest in a while.  Of course that means that after a great Chinese meal with friends…

… I’m going somewhere else!

Going into the airport, a tour bus got stuck under a bridge and the delay was a … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Intersect Edition

Other than the fact that in order to enjoy a really early morning you first have to get up really early, it’s a really nice morning.

Nasty weather comes later in the week.  It is, of course, March.
It seems like a … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile – Creepy Airport – The Sequel

I’m still trying to get home from Denver.
We zipped quickly past the creepy killer demon-eyed death horse. Apparently it is some sort of spirit horse. Blech.

Worst check in process anywhere. It was not good on Sunday either. Today, a very … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: YHUGE DELAY Edition – UPDATED

I am in Denver. What a strange airport. I’ve only been through Denver 3 times (I think) and each time I like this airport less.

I think an undergrad designed it.  Who thought that the layout for check in relation to … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: White Knuckle Edition

Having braved the snow storm, I white knuckled it to the airport.  Half an eye was on my phone as I anticipated a cancellation or delay notice.  None was forthcoming.
The ramp was as jammed as I have ever seen it, … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1-2: Hot Dog Carts and Chop Sticks

On Saturday evening, there was an Advent “O Antiphon” dinner sponsored by the traditional council of KCs associated with Holy Innocents parish in midtown. I think you have all heard of the place. It was great to see the former … Continue reading

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Spiffing video of incensation for #sumpont2016

I haven’t seen many photos from the beautiful Pontifical Mass we had in the Basilica of St. Peter during the 2016 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  However, I spotted this video of the undersigned, acting as Deacon for the Mass. HERE

? Sequentia Sancti Evangelii Secundum … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: U-Turn

I completed my two talks at the Serviam conference, giving them my ¢2 about the orientation of the soul, towards God, death and our sacred worship.
Meanwhile, I spotted a Cubs flag in the airport parking lot.

Waiting for boarding.
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My View For Awhile: Canuck Edition

I’m back on the road, though this is slated to be a short trip.

I’m not checking a bag, it’s so quick.

VPOTUS Joe “the Theologian” Biden is in town today, no doubt campaigning for the criminal.  In ultra-lib Madison?  They must … Continue reading

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Rome 2 – Days 5&6: Churches, Masses and Crucifix

Since I was on the ceremony crew the other day for the Pontifical Mass at St. Peter’s I couldn’t get any photos.  But, before Mass I found some interesting sights to record and share.
This is inside the sacristy of the … Continue reading

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Rome 2- Day 2 & 3: Cooking up vestments and victuals

Today I stopped in at Gammarelli to talk about the upcoming pontifical set of vestments in white and I saw a relatively inexpensive rose pianera.

They will make a matching cope and have it to us by Gaudete Sunday. Hopefully in … Continue reading

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ROME 2 – Day 1: Exorcisms, guts, and Roman altars

The pilgrimage group having dispersed in Venice, we made our way to Lake Garda simply to rest up and have a nice view. That was gloriously accomplished. Now it’s time for the third phase. I headed back to Rome for … Continue reading

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