Some shots from my anniversary day in Rome and today.
First things first.
CHEESE! I hadn’t bought cheese from this guy before, but I tried some and it was simply marvelous.
And, of course, Holy Mass in the morning. I was able to celebrate at the altar honoring St. Philip Neri.
In the afternoon we visited Chiesa Nuova and the rooms of the Saint. Here is the Reni original.
A death mask.
Beautiful Chiesa Nuova. But what’s wrong with this picture?
Nothing is wrong with this picture! And it was great carbonara.
And just for fun!
Today, Monday, I was at Gammarelli to get the BLACK Pontifical set underway. I tried combinations. I also brought friends to give additional opinions.
The violet fabric is what I chose, but it will be black with silver. We pulled some black and silver to get the colors in our eyes.
Black and silver with silver column trim… and rose lining.
Red lining. Hmmm…. talk about Say the Black…
Guess which I picked.
Also, they confirmed that our additional chasubles for the Easter set and Bp Hying’s new chasuble would be ready any time now.
Next door to Gammarelli, you can buy this exquisite glow in the dark statuette. No, no… not everyone at once.
At lunch, I got a lesson (which I requested) about why the sommelier cup is the way it is. Quite interesting, as it turns out.
And, in the spirit of interesting round things.
This evening, at Mass I was at the Gregory the Great altar. Note the freeing of souls from Purgatory. Remember the whole thing abut Gregorian Masses?