There will be a Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday. Archbp Cordileone is the celebrant. There is a newly composed musical setting. However, it’s more important that a Pontifical Mass at the Throne be celebrated at the Shrine.
This trip also gives me the chance to see some friends and an exhibit of interest at the National Gallery.
I am counting down the last trips of this calendar year, aeronautical and automobilistic.
I am told that there are still some lovely trees and leaves in the DC area. I missed autumn this year having been in Rome for October. I’m looking forward to a couple of good days of weather and a couple of good walks.
I’ll be into town and my digs early enough to have a brief nap and to get my cassock squared away after it’s incarceration.
Sunset in DC will be at 1647. In Rome the Ave Maria will not sound, but should, still at 1715.
It is an incontrovertible cosmic rule that one of my flights will be at the farthest possible gate.
Surprise upgrades are nice.
Thanks to reader ML for the headphones. I always use them on domestic flights.