ROME 22/10 – Day 28: Birthdays and Pilgrimage Days

The time for sunrise was 7:35 and sunset in Rome will be 18:12. The Ave Maria is at 18:30.

It the Feast of the Apostles Simon and Jude, whose relics are in St. Peter’s Basilica under the altar dedicated to St. Joseph in the left transept.

It is my birthday, today.  Please pray for my parents.

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage is getting underway today and there are talks at the Augustinianum. Hence, lots of interesting people are coming to Rome. I’ll know quite a few and even more will know me. It is great to meet people.

From supper last night for a birthday gathering (not my own).

The area from which Urban VIII stripped the ancient bronze for cannons.

Sant’Ivo… sort of.

I got in just at the tail end of this lovely moment in church.


I went back to my old school for some conference talks.

The great Msgr. Bux.

Peter Kwasniewski was the final speaker of the day.

Off to the Pantheon (aka St. Mary of the Martyrs) for vespers.

BTW… an interesting thing happened at the conference location.  It might be connected to a serious petition I have had.

Would you stop and say a Memorare for this petition now, if nothing else because it’s my birthday?


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  1. InFormationDiakonia says:

    Memorare said for your petition – I pray it be granted by our merciful Lord. And, happy birthday Father Z!

    Please return the favor of a memorare – I feel the weight of the Evil One trying to dissuade me from Lord willing, my diaconal ordination.

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    ad multos annos!

  3. Joseph7505 says:

    Happy Birthday

  4. Sandy says:

    The Memorare is said (love that prayer to Mama) and many, many blessings on your birthday dear Father!

  5. hwriggles4 says:

    Feliz Cumpleanos El Padre Zuhlsdorf. El Padre es 39 anos 28 Octobre 2022.

    I wish I was still a young 39 year old.

  6. mysticalrose says:

    Happy Birthday, Fr. Z!!

  7. Ariseyedead says:

    Memorare said, 10:50 am CDT. Happy Birthday, Father!

  8. Lurker 59 says:

    Happy Birthday, Fr.

  9. Ms. M-S says:

    Done, said, and offered upward, if nothing else because you asked. Many happy returns of the day!

  10. PMK says:

    Memorare recited for your intention, Father. Ave for you. Happy Birthday!

  11. Angela says:

    Happy Birthday Fr. Z. My husband M. shares your day as well. Prayers offered.

  12. VForr says:

    Done! Happy birthday, Father Z!

  13. NB says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  14. Christina D says:

    Memorare offered. Here’s to many more years! Adding you to our rosary intentions tonight, as well.

  15. Diane says:

    As soon as I awakened this morning….I remembered it was your birthday, Father! Because this was the date of my serious cancer surgery three years ago when you promised to pray for me and I promised to pray for you! May we continue to pray for each other. God bless you always.

  16. Antonia D says:

    Happy Birthday! Praying for you & your intentions. You are a treasure of the Church.

  17. Antonia D says:

    (A video gift) Hilarious classic video for you:

    Backyarrd Squirrel Maze 1.0 – Ninja Warrior Course

    The attempts that follow are just as good.

  18. giveglory says:

    May God bless you on your birthday and always! I said my Memorare for your intention. And what a blessing to have Peter Kwasniewski there! He’s one of my favorite theologians/authors!

  19. TonyO says:

    Said and done.

    It’s not my birthday, but 37th anniversary of the day I started my job.

  20. Sue in soCal says:

    Happy Birthday, Fr. Z! Memorare said along with prayer for your parents. God bless!

  21. Adam Piggott says:

    Happy birthday, Father Z. I have always found that Italy is the very best place to turn one year older.

  22. DeeEmm says:

    Happy Birthday Fr. Z! I’m so pleased that you are spending it in a place that you love. Memorare said as requested.

  23. Liz says:

    Happy Birthday (yesterday) Fr. Z. I said a Memorare for your intention and for you. God bless you!

  24. Not says:

    Sorry I am late. HAPPY and BLESSED BIRTHDAY ! A Memorare said for you. You are always in our prayers.

  25. Mike says:

    Done. Ad multos annos!

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