See my UPDATE, below.
Farewell to Rome.
Off again. It must be 90F on the plane.
Our flight to London suffered some delay but I made it.
I met some folks and the first thing we did was find three glass of the cherry beer at De Hems on the edge of China Town while we were on our way to the Criterion for supper.
Which is mine?
Yes, it really tastes like cherries. This stuff is dangerous. It goes down waaaay to easily.
Supper in a classic place. Someone must refresh my memory, but wasn’t a restaurant scene in Downton Abbey filmed in here? The last time I ate here was with my friend Fr. Ray Blake, the mighty P.P. of Brighton.
While I am in London, I’ll put my wavy flag on the posts for a two fold reason. I’d be pleased for donations, of course.
However, if you use the regular button on the sidebar and add a tag or note “For the parish”, I will designate donations to help St. Patrick’s parish in Soho. I caught up with my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke when I was in Rome and was reminded of the wonderful things that he does at St. Patrick’s which is in the heart of London. They have an SOS Prayerline and they have meals for the homeless two days a week (I think). I recall that, the last time I visited London, they were pretty strapped. If you send donations using the sidebar button and earmark them with the message “For the parish” on the message line, I’ll get some money to Fr. Sherbrooke before I leave London. Sometimes we don’t know to what good causes to contribute. This is one for sure. UPDATE! You people are fantastic, but we have to stop for a bit. There is a limit to how much I can withdraw everyday, so that I can give the parish the cash you want to give. So… let’s put on the brakes for now. I have to see what I can take out before my departure from England. “I’ll be back!”, as they say in the movies, and we can do this again.
Finally, I would appreciate some more prayers. I had a relapse of the crud while in Rome and I am back on antibiotics.