On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo. This blog project began.
Today is the 14th anniversary of this blog.
This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was elected.
I started it with the original intention of it being an archive for articles I was writing for The Wanderer about liturgical translations. Thus, it’s original name. That column, by the way, began before the release of Liturgiam authenticam.
That was the intention, but the blog rapidly took on a life of its own.
Since I started keeping stats, on 23 November 2006, I have had about 95 million page views and 62.6 million unique visits.
Dear readers, please accept my thanks for everything, your comments and feedback, your prayers and your patience with me.
Because tomorrow morning I will be deacon for a Solemn Mass at the Throne with Cardinal Burke today, Sunday, I will say Mass privately as soon as possible for you donors and benefactors.
This is what the blog looked like back then. A screen shot from about a month after its inception.