Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

My View For Awhile: Never Sleeps Edition

Having spent a day in the Cupboard Under The Stairs, to wash clothes and refresh the suitcase, I’m off on this cold dark morning once again.  Sleep?  Pffft.    Happy there were many good parking slots available.    This is … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Beat The Snow Edition

Off we go.    They are trying to get flights out before snow starts in Chicago. Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?    UPDATE Next leg. It is like … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ordinary Form Edition

I am in my chilly native place at the moment.  Tomorrow, I’ll have the 10 AM Mass at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, where I have not been for a long while… too long.  The music is … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and gold.  Bring lots of spare … Continue reading

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NYC Last Day and My View For Awhile – Home again, home again…

First, a shout out to my friend Fr. Finigan who, in the hospital, has honored us with a bloggy homage in quoting “my view for awhile”. I hope he exchanges his view soon for a better view of Margate. Also, … Continue reading

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Day 6 NYC – Soap Sisters, Stollen, and Soup Dumplings – ACTION ITEM!

I had a great road trip today.  Finally I was able to trek out into the darkest depths of New Jersey to find the Summit Dominicans, the famous “Soap Sisters” about whom I’ve written often. Your job, after reading what … Continue reading

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NYC Day 5 – Borscht

It has been another beautiful day in NYC.  I’ve been out and about in a short sleeved shirt while the New Yorkers have winter coats and jackets.  What’s with that?  It was 63F! I try to get to a Ukrainian … Continue reading

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NYC – Day 1: Octopus and a 16th century Laudato Si’ globla-warming chasuble

I am in Manhattan for a couple events and some R and R. Yesterday I met a friend for lunch at a Japanese Ramen place. Takoyaki Beans… lightly salted. The ramen was good and satisfying, but not outstanding. We then … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Knickerbocker Edition

I’m off.  It is odd … I haven’t been on an airplane for about a month.    It’s like falling off a bicycle though.   These super early flights have some advantages.       At this hour, with the exception … Continue reading

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8 December 2005: this blog began. Tonight, Mass for Benefactors.

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. This was a shot – from my apartment window – of the Basilica and Apostolic Palace on the evening of the day that Pope Benedict was elected. It … Continue reading

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