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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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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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ROME Day 4: Raphael, ravioli and so forth

Today began with a private tour of the Vatican Museum. A friend of many years was our guide. It was the first time I had ever seen him at work. Brilliant. I even learned a few things. Some shots for … Continue reading

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ROME: Day 3 – audience, palaces… you know… the usual

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 … Continue reading

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ROME: Day 1 – arrival, Mass for benefactors, and something to eat

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 … Continue reading

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My View For A While

I’ll be off to Rome in a bit. I ran into a pair of becassocked clerics who greeted me. One if them is going to Rome for the first time. UPDATE: The is a dog… at least one dog on … Continue reading

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 2 – Part Duh… errrr… Deux

Lots of French this afternoon at the Sacred Liturgy conference. I follow French well but… with the jet lag and the first topic… damn! I had to walk around and find coffee for to stay wakeful. And I find lots … Continue reading

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 2

Day 2 of the Sacred Liturgy conference in Rome is underway. The first talk this morning was by Gabriel Steinschulte on sacred liturgical music. He is the nephew of the late, great Msgr. Johannes Overath (a friend and colleague of … Continue reading

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Remember that horrid bronze statue of John Paul II in Rome? UPDATE!

Remember the gawdawful bronze statue of John Paul II in front of Rome’s Stazione Termini that was unveiled some time back?  Public outcry and a sense of humanity required a revision. What it looked like: We were not sure who it … Continue reading

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Supper in the Borgo

Some supper, with a friend, in the Borgo: Tomorrow will be a long day!

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Errands

On my last full day, I am running some errands. It is as beautiful a Roman autumn day as I have ever seen. I went to the Campo de’ Fiori for some small items I have been lacking. This was … Continue reading

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Roman Sunday Supper

For lunch I was at the college refectory of a friend. We spent the afternoon talking about today’s heretics. Tonight I am out alone at a great pizza place. I’ll graze and read on my Kindle. For a starter: Tonight’s … Continue reading

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My View For A While

I have boarded what has been dubbed The Hurtling Tube Of Flaming Death for Roma, and I am settling in for a boring few hours. As the great Roman Fabrizio – I think it is his turn to buy lunch … Continue reading

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When your cat gets stuck somewhere, who knows what you’ll find!

From The History blog: On the night of Tuesday, October 16th, 25-year-old bartender Mirko Curti left his apartment building at 196 Via di Pietralata in the Tiburtina neighborhood of Rome with his friend Raimondo Turnu in search of a missing … Continue reading

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Just to catch you up on what I’ve been doing.

Although I transferred the flag to Rome this morning at Oh-Dark-Hundred… … I wanted to catch up with the few pics and news about what has been going on. On Sunday, after some time with Fr. Finigan at Blackfen, we … Continue reading

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