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Rome: Day 3 – more food, more churches, the usual

We had a late start today, which was welcome. Mass at S Maria della Scala. the sacristy situation was … just as Roman sacristies usually are, especially in the hands of religious. Any one who has lived here knows exactly … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Meandering to Roma – Part 2

The journey continues after a sojourn in New York. This morning I sought something for a friend in Rome because is what we long time expats do for each other. Did you know that there was vanilla mint … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Old Chasuble Edition

I’m enjoying some time at The Cloisters with a friend.
In honor of a priest who has disparaged my posts about birds, I add this edition.
Behold a priests chasuble from Venice of the late 15th to early 16th century.

Closer.

A detail from … Continue reading

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Saturday Stroll

Today I have done some reading and listened to the monks of Le Barroux sing the Tenebrae office.
For lunch I found a great pastrami sandwich and went to the Park.

Okay… here’s a better shot of the pastrami.   I was … Continue reading

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Ready for the Triduum?

A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears.
At the Met.

Detail of an Ecce Homo by Alessandro Magnasco … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: meandering towards Rome

It isn’t much like the Via Francigena.

As help for the trip my mom sent me some money.

I miss Lire.
UPDATE:
On the ground. I said I was meandering, after all. It is cold in Gotham, and windy, but … Continue reading

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Of Rose, Forty Hours and Breakfast

As I prepare to leave my native place, I ramped up with a big breakfast. Hard to beat this.

Bacon = Crispy
Eggs = Easy
Bread = Wheat
The diner where I broke my fast has a counter, near the workspace. The first cooking … Continue reading

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Dissent into Hell – Fr. Z rants

I was just on air with Drew Mariani (Relevant Radio) and we spoke for a while about death and confession. He mentioned one of my blog posts from 2011. Since he said that he is going to link here, I … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: home again edition

Having sampled “Nakatish” Meat Pies, and having jawed endlessly with clerics, and having delivered talks and having mactated the Victim in a solemn manner, I head home to a colder clime.

My thanks to the nice people I met in Natchitoches.

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At last the legendary Nakatish Meat Pies

Last night we enjoyed some homemade Meat Pies. It is clear from even 5 minutes in Natchitoches that Meat Pies are thing here.

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