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Venice Days 2-3: Bones, fabrics and views

A few more images of Venice before transitioning to another place. From the vaporetto on the way out to San Giorgio Maggiore, a view of Santa Maria della Salute. Over the door of the church you still find the arms … Continue reading

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Venice – Day 1-2: Of Mark and Mud-bugs

This improbable place never ceases to amaze. St. Mark’s Square, which at about noon today will start to fill up with water.  Raised sidewalks of metal scaffolding will be set up for people to file along.  In this age of … Continue reading

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Venice Day 9 – Of St. Athanasius and risotto

This morning we had our Mass at Santo Stefano, quite beautiful though dark on this dark, gray, rainy day. Some Tintoretto… you know… same ol’… Okay, forget about the Tintoretto.   It poured incessantly for the whole morning and way … Continue reading

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Venice Day 8 – Of Moses and Sardines

This morning I said Mass for us at San Moisè, which is convenient for the hotel. The sacristan is wonderful. He is as helpful and friendly as (most) Roman sacristan are… not. He was also interested in the older, traditional … Continue reading

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Rome/Venice Day 6 – Of trains, boats and a phoenix

We headed down to the hated Stazione Termini this morning. I get a shiver when I got there, after the years of daily commuting. I rather miss the clackety clack of the flipping cards on the departure and arrival sign, … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Brick by brick: Italian, papal version

“Mattone su mattone.” I found this phrase, thanks to an alert reader, in a post about the recent papal Mass during the Holy Father’s trip to Venice.   You know, the trip with the issue about the Murano glass vessels.  Check … Continue reading

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do! – UPDATE

Do you recall that “Do As I Say, Not As I Do!” post?  Refresh your memory here. Precious or not, beautiful or not, Pope Benedict did not use glass vessels at the Mass as Mestre/Venice.

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Do as I say, not as I do?

I found this through our friends at Rorate.  I am left scratching my head. The Holy Father is to make this coming weekend a Pastoral Visit to Venice.  For the occasion, the glassmakers of Murano have prepared (original source in … Continue reading

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