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Rome: Day 2 – Un pò di ‘relax’

I am just hanging out without controversy swamp fever. Sometimes I just need to breathe. Coffee at Sant’Eustachio with some folks who wanted to go. I stepped outside to let them finish and ran into Card. Zen. A great man. … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 1 – settling back into it

I got settled in safely and soundly this morning and, for lunch, had caprese. Later in the afternoon I said Mass at the tomb of St. Philip Neri in the Chiesa Nuova.  I will say Mass for the intention of … 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 Chapstick? I … 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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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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