Happy Sweet 16th birthday to this blog.
I cannot say adequately how grateful I am to you, especially long-time readers. It’s like a parish which has developed over the years.
To my benefactors, those who have been sending ad hoc or monthly donations by subscription or items from my wishlist:
Lately I have been saying daily Mass pretty much exclusively for your intention everyday. The way I figure it, since I now rely on you more than ever, more than ever I raise your intention to God at the altar and I do so with great pleasure and gratitude.
That first post, 16 years ago.
It was a cold winter evening in Rome…
… I posted this photo, taken from my apartment window.
Here is a shot across the City on the night that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was elected to succeed the late Pope John Paul II as Bishop of Rome and Vicar of Christ. It is not very often that the Apostolic Palace is also illuminated in the manner we see in this photo.
Now I have to deal with the blog wanting that driver’s license, staying out later, looking at potential schools. Sigh.