ROME 2 – Day 1: Exorcisms, guts, and Roman altars

The pilgrimage group having dispersed in Venice, we made our way to Lake Garda simply to rest up and have a nice view. That was gloriously accomplished. Now it’s time for the third phase. I headed back to Rome for my own pilgrimage: Summorum Pontificum.

Having taken possession of my quarters for the week, I saw to the essentials. First, I blessed Holy Water and, with it, the room.

Then I had to get groceries, including the essential coppiette.

The Campo.

And this, friends, is what an altar should look like. No?

So, I’m back in Rome.  I have quite a bit to do in the next few days, but I’ll also have time to kick back, as well.  Tonight I met a priest friend for supper and caught up on all sorts of good goings in the City.

It’s still fairly early.  Perhaps I’ll watch a movie on my laptop.

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  1. CradleRevert says:

    Oh, the ever-defiant Bruno statue…

  2. DetJohn says:

    Not according to Bishop Borghetti of the Diocese of Ablerga-Imperia.

    His comment “I don’t like to celebrate Mass on a False Altar”

    He has ordered all Altars to face the people……….

    I hope to read Fr. Z’s comment on this……

    I have stuffed cotton in my mouth so as not to say unkind things.

    [I don’t think he has the authority to do that. But he might be able to get away with it through intimidation and abuse of power.]

  3. Anne C. says:

    Forgive me, Father, but I covet your access to that delicious-looking salami!

  4. ClavesCoelorum says:

    Looking forward to the pilgrimage too, I arrive in Rome tomorrow. :)

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