ROME 22/10 – Day 9: Processions and digressions

7:14 is the time for the Roman sun to appear and it is slated for disappearance at 18:41. The Ave Maria is at 19:00. It is the Feast of St. John Leonardi (+1609), founder of the Clerics Regular of the Mother of God. More about that, below.

It is the Feast of St Abraham, Old Testament Patriarch.

Yesterday evening there was at S. M. in Campitelli a ceremony of sung Vespers, of it in Latin, and then a procession in the streets of the quarter, including seminarians of the Propaganda College up on the Gianicolo. St. John Leonardi, whose remains are at SM Campitelli, was a founder of Propaganda. I got some shots and vids. I hope they come through.

This is great.  The celebrant goes to incense the remains of the Saint and set off the proximity alarm.  I love Rome!

The procession and a band and there were helpers from the Confraternity of Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, as it was fitting. St. John was a disciple of St. Philip Neri, after all, and the churches are neighbors.

This was great.   The procession went by S. Angelo in Pescheria, which I featured on Friday, last.   I have a video of what was going on in there as the procession was passing.  I’m at the side door of the church.

You have to understand the state of liturgy in Italy to get the impact of this.

The seminarians of Propaganda really needed to come in their house cassocks and surplices.  There were a couple of servers properly dressed.  Not enough.  C’mon guys!

Ah, Roma!

Yesterday I met a friend and his wife for lunch.  He is a lawyer who dedicates a lot of his practice to the defense of priests who are being abused by their bishops or superiors.  It is interesting that canonists and civil lawyers are getting organized and fighting back now.  It’s about time.   But things had to get really bad before something finally shattered the patience of the laity in this regard.  There are so many priests who are being canceled or bullied into moral injury and PTSD.   And they are financially exposed to devastation as well as the permanent scarring of their reputations.  I digress.

Anyway, we had a great lunch while he told me what he is doing.

Rigatoni alla norcina… sausage and black truffle.

Spigola, in the oven, with potatoes and artichokes.  It could have had more artichokes, frankly, but, hey.  And the restaurant, a long time favorite, was really on point.

Rome has its charm by night.

Woah.. I just tried to upload more video but my site says I have reached a limit for my subscription.   I can get a monthly with a large upload … if you want more videos.

Grrrr.  I can convert with Blender, but it uses massive resources and is verrrry slllllooowwww.   Grrrr.

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  1. The Vicar says:

    Per the house cassocks and surplices, the house rule in some of the seminaries in rome is you can wear a cassock and surplice if you serve, and (really) if the Mass is pull out the stops (perhaps ordination or installation of lectors).

    Some men wear cassocks but in this post conciliar era it is not looked upon favorably.

    The standard uniform in the seminary is black shoes, black pants, and clerical shirt. When not wearing clerics it is expected that seminarians wear slacks and a collared shirt.

    A particularly strict Dean of Students will chew out a seminarian whose shirt is not tucked in.

    Some men wear cassocks for the Pope’s Angelus, but **it is not common**

  2. Neal says:

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  3. TonyB says:

    You can convert video using ffmpeg. It’s lightweight and available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

    I prefer Linux

    R -> G2?

    I’d like to try forcing black’s hand, but BQ has mate in 2. RG2 seems likely to block that, to me.

  4. JonPatrick says:

    Spigola = Sea Bass gutted and stuffed with parsley, garlic and herbs. Sounds wonderful.

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