Daily Archives: 7 November 2012

After the Sack of Rome in A.D. 410

A priest friend in the great state of Texas sends: From a sermon by St. Augustine sometime after the sack of Rome in 410: “Do not hold on to the old man, the world; do not refuse to regain your … Read More

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Mystic Monk Coffee Thanksgiving Blend (and a good idea for you)

As I start to set up my schedule for the end of November, I noted that U.S. Thanksgiving Day is coming up soon. It seems early this year. Even though we have much to lament, we have much to be … Read More

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Supper in the Borgo

Some supper, with a friend, in the Borgo: Tomorrow will be a long day!

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On my last full day, I am running some errands. It is as beautiful a Roman autumn day as I have ever seen. I went to the Campo de’ Fiori for some small items I have been lacking. This was … Read More

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By contrast…

… today not so much.

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“Whatever they don’t like, whatever they don’t understand, is a heresy.”

Via the Laudator: Erasmus, letter to Albert of Brandenburg (November 1, 1519), tr. Robert Blackley Drummond: Nunc alia res est haereseos crimen, et tamen ob quamlibet levem causam, hoc statim habent in ore, ‘Haeresis est, haeresis est.’ Olim haereticus habebatur … Read More

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