My View For Awhile: Zwischenzug edition

Heading home for the brief stretch before I head to Italy.

Highlights from my time in …

The Rome of the West.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. Danteewoo says:

    We attended a wedding in St. Louis a couple of years ago in the “new” cathedral. And when I heard that word “new,” I expected some ugly box built in about 1995. I was pleasantly surprised; new meant 1926. Most beautiful church I have ever been in. The wedding was held about three months after the covid lockdown, but, true confession, I didn’t wear a mask in the cathedral, rebel that I am. As a matter of fact, I have never worn a mask in church; I was the only one not to do so in my parish.

  2. St. Francis de Sales Oratory and Kingside Diner– the two greatest spots in St. Louis!

  3. marybiscuit says:

    You photographed my parish Fr Z and I didn’t even know you were here!
    God bless you!

  4. colospgs says:

    There’s over 41 million mosaic tiles in the Cathedral Basilica.

  5. PatS says:

    I don’t recall anyone thinking of my hometown as Rome of the West (although many do claim our cross-state rival city as the Paris of the West) – both of which I see very small similarities at most.
    The next time you’re in town make sure you go to Anthonino’s on the Hill for what I think is the best toasted rav’s in STL. If you haven’t had these then you haven’t tasted STL. Also pick up an Amighetti’s special for the plane ride home. They are not as good as they used to be, but it’s still a great sandwich.

  6. monstrance says:

    You guys are making me hungry.
    By the way, is Madison still called “The Moscow of the West “ ?

  7. KateD says:

    Safe travels, Father!

    Can you bless the land as you fly over?

    Perhaps flying via CL-415 water scooper plane would help? ;D

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