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?