I saw a notice on VIS that two worthy old cardinals will take possession of their titular churches in Rome. These are diaconal titles and the worthies are Cardinal Deacons. Both of them were at least 80 when made cardinals.
CARDINALS TO TAKE POSSESSION OF DIACONATE CHURCHES
VATICAN CITY, 2 MAR 2011 (VIS) – A note published today by the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff announces details of forthcoming ceremonies in which two cardinals will take possession of their diaconate churches:
At 10.30 a.m. on Sunday 6 March, Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, former president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, will take possession of the diaconate of St. Julian of the Flemish, in Via del Sudario 40, Rome. [This little church is right around the corner from the door of my old seminary.]
At 5 p.m. on Saturday 12 March, Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, former president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, will take possession of the diaconate of St. Angelo in Pescheria, in della Tribuna di Campitelli 6, Rome. [This tiny place is in the Ghetto. You can spy the door when looking through the Portico of Octavia.]
What seminary did you go to?
In that your seminary was near St. Julian, I imagine you had some Lenten baccala at the little restaurant in Largo dei Librari 88. My wife and I ate there on a Friday night two years ago this month.
Pgh: Many and many a time! Not to mention bread with butter and anchovies, and my beloved puntarelle, and vin santo after.