Busy day. Today I got my basic shopping done for some clerical things and a couple books. We met for lunch a priest who teaches in one of the Roman schools.
The owner of the restaurant is from Amatrice. On the menu it says Spaghetti all’Amatriciana DOC. It was.
This was as good as any I have had in years.
Then I dashed to the Porta Sant’Anna and the barracks for a meeting with the Commandant of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.
This was a disappointing moment in my favorite bookstore near the Vatican. But next to Gronchi? What a sad joke.
I found a new place for trims and fringe and pompoms suitable for liturgical things. I have to get an order in tomorrow for the “fiocchi” which will go on the dalmatics of the pontifical vestment sets.
I had the parish Mass at St. Trinità in the evening and then it was off to supper.
In Rome the height of strawberry seasons is the Feast of St. Philip Neri! These “fragoline” were melt in your mouth perfect, dressed with a little lemon.
Tomorrow… my anniversary. And it looks to be a hectic day.