6:44 was sunrise and 17:03 will be sunset in Rome. The Ave Maria should ring at 17:30.
Also, there is now talk of my returning to Rome for Holy Week, or at least the Triduum. More on that to come.
For this day we thank you, Lord.
It is the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, a magnificent and important figure of the Counter-Reformation. While his body is in Milan, where he was Archbishop, his heart is in Rome, behind the main altar of the church dedicated to him on the Via del Corso.
The writing is St. Charles motto: HUMILITAS.
A detail from the fresco above the little chapel.
San Carlo al Corso
WHITE to move. Get that King!
Priestly chess players, drop me a line. HERE
Thanksgiving is coming up. How about some excellent beer for your meal from the traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia? This is really good, especially with savory foods.
Finally, a note to donors and benefactors. Some of you have moved over to Zelle for regular donations. While that works well, there is one little problem. Whereas the other services for donations included an email for you, Zelle does not … unless you include it, I think. Therefore it is nigh on impossible for me to send you a thank you note unless I can match you up with previous donations with another service.
Please know that I still note everyone’s names and I pray for you regularly. Here in Rome I have been offering Masses for my Roman Sojourn donors especially, but also all you benefactors. It is my pleasure and my duty. I ask prayers for myself, especially now.
Especially in the next three days.