It has been a pretty nasty day in the Eternal City. The weather was as dreadful today as it has been beautiful over the week. I did get out for some last needful errands and got drenched.
As promised, I said Holy Mass – Votive of the Most Holy Trinity – for my benefactors: those of you who have sent donations, either ad hoc or by monthly subscription, and who have sent items from my lists and so forth. A shot from the Mass.
It is a pleasure and a duty to be willingly and frequently fulfilled. You help me and I help you in the best ways I can.
After Mass, for too few minutes, I saw The Great Roman™ who was there for a meeting of the Archconfraternity which St. Philip Neri himself founded – yes, still going.
I also was able to meet again with the new tailor for discussion of cassocks, which is good. He showed me some samples of fabric and we discussed various features. When I know I’ll be back next time, I’ll let him know and indicate any changes about two weeks in advance and that will be that! It’ll be good having a tailor in Urbe again. I truly miss old Giuseppe: R.I.P.
Finally, I invited one of the guys over to clean out my refrigerator. We did this by having a supper of odds and ends of various wonderful cheeses and sausages I’ve collected over the week, supplemented with good salads from the restaurant down below (nice people), who offered us freshly made focaccia. Then I sent him home with all the leftovers and edibles in packet, jar and bag.
Everything is ready for a super early departure for the airport… except me. I would like to have had a few more days. That’s life.
I’ll be back soon.