Rome – Day 14: Store windows and raw red meat

Some last errands before I leave Rome.

I went to a Vatican “Bank” ATM to check on the status of my account, which I have maintained since the 80’s.


I spent time in the Augustinianum library today. It is the best of its kind.


If anyone thinks that there is a new liturgical style on the ascendency, and that style is simple cum ugly, guess again. If you want to see the trend, look in clerical shop windows. You will see what us actually selling, a far kore accurate indicator of liturgical trends.




For supper I met a young priest who is a reader of the blog. Nice fellow, very bright. Canonist. He confirmed a lot if what I have been hearing and concluding, We are at a place PETA would hate.


A fitting last meal for Roma:


Tomorrow the last phase begins as I meander home.

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  1. iPadre says:

    Safe trip home!

    Beautiful pianeta.

  2. Art says:

    We are at a place PETA would hate.

    Not if PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

  3. Connor Keef says:

    Gorgeous mitre and stoll. The fiddleback is nice too, although I’m not too big on the floral-type chasubles.

  4. TNCath says:

    That beautiful display of meat had to be from Giarrosto dal Toscano on Via Germanico! Beautiful! The vestments as well, of course!

  5. haskovez says:

    How does the Vatican Bank work? Is it only for Clergy and people working in Vatican City or can anyone in the area bank with them? I don’t have any foreign accounts, but if I did I can think of none cooler than saying I had a bank account with the Vatican bank. :P

  6. Mariana2 says:

    Great clerical window displays! No clerical shops in this country. I hope clerical fashions take their cue from Rome, then, as other fashions from Paris – though in my case I prefer Italian fashions in everything, particularly Florentine fashions (think Anglophile).

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