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Today began with Mass in the crypt of San Marco! We were at the altar where the tomb of St. Mark was for hundreds of years before it was moved upstairs.
On the way over the basilica we had some water … Continue reading
Today we had Mass, early, and then journeyed by train (farewell little buses) from storied Florence to fabled Venice.
Panorama shots are distorted but interesting.
We went pretty much straight to lunch from the hotel. I started with sardine in saor
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Mass this morning.
Visits to the Medici chapel and San Lorenzo.
The Duomo and Baptistry.
I have a Novus Ordo comment concerning the Duomo. Later.
[… It’s later now. Here is the the above mentioned “Novus Ordo thought”. On the one side of … Continue reading
We are today visiting Major Basilicas. First St Paul’s outside-the-walls.
We are going to have a visit to the excavation where St Paul’s tomb was recently authenticated by the architect/archeologist who conducted it.
John XXIII’s manuscript for his first speech of Vatican … Continue reading
The pilgrimage group attended the papal audience today. Nothing special to report about that other than the atypically dreadful weather.
Lunch is at a place on the Gianicolo called “Scarpone”. It has been a favorite for years and it has the … Continue reading
The flight was mercifully uneventful. I was, however, able to buy some outward bound marines a drink on the plane.
A shot from the cab on the way into town while we were stuck at a light.
Having checked in at the … Continue reading
Tonight it happened to me to view a charming movie, involving one of the great art galleries of the world, some children, and a flea market.
I am charmed.
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Today in the old calendar is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Indeed, it is.]
It’s also September 29, the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael. [Indeed, it is.]
Propers for the TLM I attended today were … Continue reading
I had a way too brief visit to Chicago’s Institute of Art. I hadn’t been for a while and I was eager to refamiliarize myself with the collection.
During the visit, I spied this, which I am sure will interest you … Continue reading