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My View For Awhile

Not quite fully rested or completely without traces of the crud I picked up in Roma, but more or less shipshape.

On the way in, an interesting view.

UPDATE:
Hot sour soup and platitude.

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My View For A While

Ah! the distinction, the allure, the romance, the prestige of travel.
If you are ever flying through Rome – Terminal 5 would make certain people from the 1930′s proud – and you are tempted to get a day pass for the … Continue reading

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Rome Update: Of chasubles and cheese

Even though we have apparently now moved into a time when nothing can be beautiful again in the liturgy and we are entirely focused on cars with at least 100k miles, market forces are till at work in Rome.
I stopped … Continue reading

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Rome update

I am in Rome, as some will recall.
Since the end of the pilgrimage I have been doing as much nothing as possible. Alas, a lot of nothing is not possible, so I do as much nothing as possible.
Here, … Continue reading

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My present reading list

Someone wrote to ask what I am reading these days.   A while back all my sidebar widgets mysteriously disappeared and I haven’t gotten around to rebuilding the widget that had links to a few books and movies I have … Continue reading

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My view for a while

Farewell to Venice.
The pilgrimage is officially over and I am off to Rome.  But… sigh… what a sight to have to leave.   And from the relative quiet and clean air to … well… you know.

I made it by … Continue reading

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Day 9: Of saints and black pasta

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

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Day 8: From lilies to lions

Today we had Mass, early, and then journeyed by train (farewell little buses) from storied Florence to fabled Venice.
Some shots.
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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Day 7 – Florence: pici, paintings, and anti-popes

Brief notes.
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

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ROME: Day 4 – Peter and Paul underground

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.

UPDATE

John XXIII’s manuscript for his first speech of Vatican … Continue reading

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