Do you have some personal good news for the readership?
Yesterday, I found daffodils on sale. One of my favorite flowers.
Here, “Still Life with Extinguished Candle, Daffodils and Ganganelli Mug“.
There’s an allegory in there somewhere, just as in Zurbaran’s “Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose”
Meanwhile, remember, that our trials here are only temporary. This fellow from a medieval illumination shows us the way.
Happy Friday in Lent! Memento Mori.
More good news.
I had the chance today to sample Chick-fil-a’s Lenten fish sandwich offering. Just on Fridays.
The place was absolutely jammed.
In the restaurant, there were large images of various scenes in which their products played a part. Here is a Navy chaplain, probably coming home and getting a snack.
The other good news is that, just as I was leaving, I saw a local cop at the counter getting some chow on his break. I stepped over and asked him if I could buy him lunch, and his partner too, if he had one.
Thanks, cops, everywhere!
And now I have all the ingredients I need to make pasta e ceci after a consultation with The Great Roman about the use of anchovy.
It’s a good day.
And now it is an even better day.
I had a note from a young priest. In his missive, he wrote:
Anyway…the truth works, and I’m more and more convinced that the truth is ad orientem worship. My own experience of celebrating Mass this way has been the most edifying and fulfilling part of my priesthood.
You, of course, have been a TREMENDOUS help for me (and others)…during my years of seminary, reading your blog, and now as a priest. I’ve been regularly saying the Novus Ordo in Latin on my day off, and have been reading O’Connell’s “The Celebration of Mass” to get the EF rubrics down. Soon, and very soon, I’ll be practicing that Mass and offering it.