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My View For Awhile: Jiggity Jig Edition

I completed all my tasks except one and I am on my way home.  
Zipping to the airport we had a couple last sights.
The church in which I was ordained a deacon.
 
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Rome – Day 5: Galleries and Lessons

This morning I started in the Galleries of the Palace of the Doria Pamphilij. It has been years since my last visit.
I got the audio guide, which was sprinkled through with charming accounts of family history by one of the … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Of turtles and dead mice

Yesterday we wandered around and saw a few churches in the Ghetto part of town.
On the way we visited one of the “Talking Statues”.

And nearby there is one of the fountains set up during the time of … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Sunday edition

This morning I had an important errands to the Augustinianum to finish off a couple things I am working on, then I rambled to Ss. Trinità where there was to be a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool for the Sunday … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Mozarabic Edition

This morning I was back in the library for another round. I think one more morning out to do it for me.
Meanwhile, on my way to meet folks for lunch I went by a favorite bookstore. You … Continue reading

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Rome Day 1: The Stacks

I am in Rome for some research.  Happily I’ll meet with friends too.
Last night we went for some supper… as one does.

A view during the stroll home.

This morning I walked by two of the famous “Talking Statues”.
  
A … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Cisalpine Edition

I’m on my way to FCO from ORY.

This afternoon, Mass at SS. Trinità and then a serious Roman supper.
Then the work begins.

UPDATE:
Arrived.

 
Traffic was chaos at the Porta Capena and there is a demonstration at P.za Santi Apostoli… situation normal.   … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 5 – Churches and paintings

This morning took us to Saint Etienne-du-mont to visit the church and venerate the tomb (alas, missing most of its borrower), St. Genevieve.

Here you will also find the grave of Pascal and of Racine.
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Paris: Day 2 – Chartres and a new clerical style?

I’ve barely been online all day. What a change.
Today we went to Chartres.

I have great memories of this place, which intimately tied with my personal history.

Great controversy surrounds the cleaning of the interior.
People will ask me what I think….

I’ve already … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 1 – Of surf and turf

The flight was uneventful and on time.  I used the wonderful Uber to get from the airport to town for only €35.
We had variations on “surf and turf” starting with terrine and snails.

On to sole meunière and steak tartare.

Yum.

The view.

 
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