My View For Awhile: Quick Trip Edition

I’m off.

A quick trip to Rome came up quite swiftly.  I was invited along on a business trip, and I, happy, was free to accept.

I’ll be able personally to check on the progress of our new white vestments for Pontifical Mass.  This morning I had a note from Gammarelli with photos.

As you will recall they will have the coat of arms of the diocese and of the Extraordinary Ordinary.   

Also on the schedule, we will go to the swearing in of the Swiss Guard.

Meanwhile, look whom I found during the boarding process: Fr Longenecker.

He’s heading to Rome with a parish pilgrimage.

Hey! Fr Heilman!  Perhaps … a parish pilgrimage is in order.   

More later.

Prayers, please for the safety of all and the people I’m to meet in Rome.


Wow. Smooth boarding.  The irony is that in today’s Japanese lesson I got a dialogue about the flight being delayed. I guess the power of Irony overawed the propensities of Delta.

But we’re not off the ground yet.   Hmmm.  


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  1. acardnal says:

    Thank you Fathers for wearing your clerical garb while traveling. Wishing you a safe and rewarding trip.

  2. Kathleen10 says:

    God bless you all. Safe and happy trails!

  3. Julia_Augusta says:

    Have a safe and lovely trip! If you get a chance to do so in Rome, visit the Domus Aurea, the underground excavation of Nero’s palace. It’s fascinating and unforgettable. Most tourists never go there.

  4. Julia: I’ve been in the Domus Aurea a few times, but many years ago. I hear it has been shored up – a good thing.

  5. acardnal: I usually do. When I boarded the Rome flight one of the crew said that she hadn’t seen a priest in a while. That strikes me as odd if she does the Rome flight often. There are three whom I’ve seen today, including myself.

  6. Grumpy Beggar says:

    Padre ,
    You running into Fr. Longenecker on the same flight = too cool !
    Tell me the holy angels don’t arrange certain things on occasion.

    Thank you for the smile, and I echo acardnal’s wishes/prayers for a safe trip and a safe return.

  7. wanda says:

    Prayers for your safe travels. Fr. Z. Enjoy everything and share maybe a few pics?

  8. iPadre says:

    Safe travels Pater Zed. I’m flying over for Sacra Liturgia on May 28th.

  9. Semper Gumby says:

    Safe travels Fr. Z, Fr. Longenecker, and iPadre. A wise priest here on this blog once mentioned that the food in Rome is excellent.

  10. brushmore says:

    The two best Catholic bloggers on the same plane? Maybe not a good idea just in case but thankfully the plane made it so the World is safe!

  11. Peter Ignotus says:

    ????????? Judging by your meal photos and movie recommendations, I’m guessing Japanese isn’t your first asiatic language. Which program are you using?

  12. Peter Ignotus says:

    Heh, I guess the comment box can’t handle Chinese characters. Oops…

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