Supper with “The Hermeneutic of Continuity”

Tonight I met with Fr. Tim Finigan of the wondrous blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity who is visiting Rome with a  friend, the parish priest from St. Mary’s in Chislehurst, Kent, where Mr. Michael Davies is buried.  We had supper at a favorite place near to where I live, Da Fortunato

We had yummy lamb, which is in season.  Good oil.  Lemon squeezed. 

The conversation… well… what would Fr. Finigan and Fr. Z have to talk about? 

When we left the restaurant we strolled a few steps into the della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon. 

The moon was full. 



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  1. Joe says:

    Is this taken after you got some burgers from the McDonalds across from the Pantheon? I love the shot and location. I think it has tremendous irony; the juxtaposition of the ancient religious with the modern Corporation and American globalization. Two religions opposing each other really…

  2. Joe: No, as I said we went to the restaurant Da Fortunato. A better choice.

  3. Mac McLernon says:

    Heheheh… Fr. Tim will be itching to blog about your meeting! What a shame Internet Cafés are closed at night!!

  4. techno_aesthete says:

    “what would Fr. Finigan and Fr. Z have to talk about?”

    English translations of sacred texts, perhaps?

  5. Brian Jilka says:

    Gotta love that McDonald’s!

    I saw it when I was in Rome a year and a half ago before World Youth Day, and I still laugh every time I see the Pantheon and think what’s across the Piazza!

    Pauci verborum contra spamma(?) non accipiuntur a WordPress…ut “…Save The World!” atque alia.

  6. ray from mn says:

    It wouldn’t be appropio to eavesdrop on the conversation of two such esteemed blog heroes.

    So I didn’t.

  7. Jon says:

    “what would Fr. Finigan and Fr. Z have to talk about?”

    Perhaps plans for a Saturday cork-popping?

  8. Woody Jones says:

    The anti-spam word perhaps holds the clue: “Where is it??”

  9. Luca says:

    Padre, provi anche una trattoria in Via dei Prefetti, per combinazione ci sono stato porprio ieri sera a cena con un amico inglese!

  10. thetimman says:

    I was going to post about the McDonald’s, too!

    Other than that, one of the most beautiful piazzas in the world, especially at night.

  11. FranzJosf says:

    I spent a month and half staying in the Hotel Abruzzi, on the same Piazza, with my window facing the Pantheon. One morning I had a peaceful awakening to one of the passionate moments in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. The sound of the string orchestra was full, and the two soloists were glorious. At first I thought I was dreaming, only to realize that I wasn’t. I ran over to the Pantheon and listened for 20 more minutes as the rehearsal progressed. What a marvelous morning!

  12. Diane says:

    It’s about time you two got together.

    Hmmmm…..what on earth would they have been talking about?

    I know, the Red Sox???


  13. P says:

    Fr. Z, what do you think of La Rosetta also near the Pantheon? Thanks.

  14. Mrs. Joseph Forshaw says:

    I am eighty and I can’t wait much longer.

  15. Mrs. Joseph Forshaw says:

    I am eighty and I can’t wait much longer.

  16. Mrs. Joseph Forshaw says:

    I hope it comes on the 5th. I just hope our Parish Priests will provide it.I am eighty.

  17. P: “La Rosetta”… nice place, good fish, no question. But I think it is over priced (which is to say overrated for what you actually get … common here). I know other very good fish places in the same area.

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