ROME DAY 25: Witnessing, Witnesses and Wonder

Sunset today was at 7:34 and Sunset over Rome will be at 18:14.  The Ave Maria rings – or should ring  -at … hmmm 17:30.  Interesting.

Of course we shifted here from “daylight savings” back.  Hence, an extra hour of sleep!

Before anything else, someone sent a photo of this mug.  Fun.

Yesterday we had the procession from San Lorenzo in Damaso to San Pietro in Vaticano.

This was fun.  When we passed under the terrace of the Congregation for Divine Worship, we got an audience, many of whom took photos.  It is hard to tell, but one of them has a red zucchetto.

As I was taking a couple of them taking photos of us, a few of them waved.

Inside all set up for the end of “walking together”.  Thanks be to God.


My view for awhile….

All in all, not a bad frontal.

On the way out I venerated the tomb of the Apostles Simon and Jude, whose feast is, as I write, tomorrow.

Later, supper with friends.  That black stuff is a magnificent salt.

Caponata.   I spoke with the kitchen and got their tips about how they make it.

Forgive me for not being chattier.  Lots of people have descended on town and on me.

Meanwhile, I’m getting lots of little notes about the closing of the Synod (“walking together”).

While they were doing whatever they were doing across the river, here is a single shot of what we were doing.

No wooden demon dolls.

Just pure praise of and present of Christ.

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  1. Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda says:

    Those hierarchs witnessing all those cassocks and birettas prossessing about must have had a conniption fit or even a spittle flecked nutty.

    I only wish there had been a ton of SATURNOS to really push them to anginal levels of conniption. Probably Saturnos arent proper to processions tho. Darn.

  2. visigrad22 says:

    Thank you for these beautiful pictures; I needed to see them today… ( well maybe not the food…makes me hungry)

  3. FrAnt says:

    I’m sorry I missed your procession. It must have been a wonderful sight to see.

  4. Mariana2 says:

    What type of salt is that, please?

  5. Robert_Caritas says:

    The celebrant is Bishop Dominique Rey of Fréjus-Toulon, in France. Happy to see him here. He is a member of the charismatic Communauté de l’Emmanuel, and one of France’s boldest bishops. I think he is one of the few people in the world who really understands where the Holy Spirit is guiding the Church and is using every ounce of his influence and authority to move things in that direction.

    Yes, we need the traditional liturgy. But our ressourcement needs to go deeper that the 16th or even early 20th century. We need to start drawing from every treasure the Lord has given the Church in each era. Theology to the Church Fathers, philosophy to the Scholastics, a deep understanding of mental prayer to the Moderns… and charismatic spirituality in droves to the early Church.

    We also need to start moving full steam. Be like Bishop Rey.

  6. jameeka says:

    Great witnessing in Rome, all the priests in procession to celebrate Summorum Pontificum (thank you Pope Benedict) and the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
    Everything IS on fire!

    On the feast day of St Jude the Apostle, have a very splendid 60th birthday filled with the Holy Spirit, Father Z.

  7. aiwpfan says:

    Hey Father, did you get any photos inside San Lorenzo in Damaso? There is a unique depiction of the Last Supper there, as well as the way a crucifix appears to be suspended in mid-air in the baldaccino.

  8. KateD says:

    The future of the Catholic Church processing before its past.

  9. JoanM says:

    Hapy birthday Dargwe z. I hope you rember I have you tu registered as a third party libing mrmber of Friends of the sffering douls. Mass was offered this morning for you
    Joan Moore

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