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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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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 out … 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 Italian … Continue reading

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