Some overdue thanks

I have been remiss in sending out a shout of thanks to some of you readers who have recently used the donation button on the left side bar, and some entries, and who sent items from my wishlist.


Some of the things arrived without notes to let me know who sent them.

For example, some dear and thoughtful person sent another little bottle of Colatura di Alici di Cetara.  I must keep this stuff on my wish list all the time.  Wonderful.  I will see how it compares to the other Colatura FZ sent sometime ago.

But KK of KY sent a copy of poet John Clare’s Major Works.  I had used a poem by Clare in a PODCAzT and got interested in him.

RK of IL sent NICENE AND POST-NICENE FATHERS: Second Series, Volume XII Leo the Great, Gregory the Great

I don’t know who sent the camera tripod, but I used it today to shoot the Nuthatch photos.  I also used the camera cord to take the shot.  I don’t know who sent that. Much appreciated.

JK (lots of K’s) of Dublin sent Empires of Trust: How Rome Built–and America Is Building–a New World by Thomas Madden.

W&KR of IN sent Patrick O’Brian’s Navy a beautiful book tie-in with the Aubrey/Maturin series, perhaps the best historical fiction novel series ever written.

Speaking of FZ, he sent a whole box of things on his own, including Sardinian honey, a bottle of Pietramarina from Sicily, a CD of Calabrian music, et al.  Many thanks.

And who sent the bottle of Piattelli Malbec?

And someone unknown sent God’s Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth’s Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot by Alice Hogge.

I hope I haven’t missed or forgotten anything or anyone.  My apologies if I haven’t mentioned you personally.

Every time some item or tidbit or donation comes in, my day and spirits are brightened.  Thanks!

On Monday I will take a list of all recent contributors and benefactors with me to Holy Mass and remember you all, which is both my duty and honor.

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  1. PNP, OP says:

    I am very happy to see others benefiting from the wonderful gift of the Wish List. My book benefactors have purchased roughly 300 books for me from my list in the last three and a half years. It’s a great way to give priests gifts that they can use and enjoy. I wish I had your refined tastes in gourmet foods! Like all good Dominicans, I love to eat, but friars are always at the mercy of the skills of the house cook. I am sad to say that we do not enjoy the wonderful cuisine of Italy here at the Angelicum…sigh…I wonder if the local ristorante has a Wish List? Hmmmmm…? Fr. Philip, OP

  2. PNP, OP: 300?! I am impressed.

    you make me feel like an underachiever.

    I had better start adding more books and flogging the blog wish list.

  3. Andrew W says:

    A humorous observation:

    If you look at the web page for the other Colatura item on Amazon (a search only yields 2 items, the one Fr Z links to and the one I am talking about) you will find the list titled “Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed.” Pretty much all of the items are Catholic in nature, and 95% are liturgical books. Too funny.

    I guess we know who Amazon can credit for making this item so popular!

    God Bless,

  4. Andrew: LOL! I didn’t see that. Perhaps they should give us a discount.

  5. PNP, OP says:

    Fr. Z., I’m a mendicant so I flog away! Of course, I regularly get comments/emails castigating me for “asking for gifts.” The books on my Wish List are directly related to my studies, so that helps. As a student my book budget is severely limited and, as you well know, books in the E.U. are expensive. Fr. Philip, OP

  6. PNP, OP: They are expensive everywhere, friend, but in Rome… well. Just carve an eye out of your head, as the Romans put it. And don’t worry about the dopey e-mails. There is a certain kind of person who thinks that if you are not rubbing gravel through your hair and drinking from sidewalk puddles you must be a hedonist.

  7. Andrew A says:

    God’s Secret Agents (I wish I could italicize the title) is one of my favorite books ever. Its very fast reading, and every one should read it.

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