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Glorious Roman church eye-candy

At the Mail online there are some spectacular wide-angle photos straight up at the ceilings of some Roman churches. Here is one. These churches are expressions of identity. They express who Catholics believed they were and who they believed the Church … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 2: Vestments edition

This morning the group went off to the Audience and some time in the Museum, both of which I passed. On my way to meet a priest friend at Gammarelli I stopped at Sant’Eustachio.  Just a nice view, inside a … Continue reading

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October Rome Pilgrimage – Summorum Pontificum

John Sonnen, who is from my native place, lived in Rome for a long time and was a tour guide there.  He is also staunchly traditional.  He now has a tour company that will be doing a pilgrimage to Rome … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 14: Store windows and raw red meat

Some last errands before I leave Rome. I went to a Vatican “Bank” ATM to check on the status of my account, which I have maintained since the 80’s. I spent time in the Augustinianum library today. It is the … Continue reading

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Scholarships to study Latin in Rome (16-24 year olds)

This caught my eye.  From my email: Announcement of Competition: Latin, Greek and Humanities at the Academy Vivarium Novum in Rome – Italy Academic year 2014-2015 The Academy Vivarium Novum is offering ten full tuition scholarships for high school students … Continue reading

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Rome/Venice Day 6 – Of trains, boats and a phoenix

We headed down to the hated Stazione Termini this morning. I get a shiver when I got there, after the years of daily commuting. I rather miss the clackety clack of the flipping cards on the departure and arrival sign, … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 3 – more food, more churches, the usual

We had a late start today, which was welcome. Mass at S Maria della Scala. the sacristy situation was … just as Roman sacristies usually are, especially in the hands of religious. Any one who has lived here knows exactly … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 2 – Un pò di ‘relax’

I am just hanging out without controversy swamp fever. Sometimes I just need to breathe. Coffee at Sant’Eustachio with some folks who wanted to go. I stepped outside to let them finish and ran into Card. Zen. A great man. … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 1 – settling back into it

I got settled in safely and soundly this morning and, for lunch, had caprese. Later in the afternoon I said Mass at the tomb of St. Philip Neri in the Chiesa Nuova.  I will say Mass for the intention of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Meandering to Roma – Part 2

The journey continues after a sojourn in New York. This morning I sought something for a friend in Rome because is what we long time expats do for each other. Did you know that there was vanilla mint Chapstick? I … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: meandering towards Rome

It isn’t much like the Via Francigena. As help for the trip my mom sent me some money. I miss Lire. UPDATE: On the ground. I said I was meandering, after all. It is cold in Gotham, and windy, but … Continue reading

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Rome update

I am in Rome, as some will recall. Since the end of the pilgrimage I have been doing as much nothing as possible. Alas, a lot of nothing is not possible, so I do as much nothing as possible. Here, … Continue reading

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ROME Day 4: Raphael, ravioli and so forth

Today began with a private tour of the Vatican Museum. A friend of many years was our guide. It was the first time I had ever seen him at work. Brilliant. I even learned a few things. Some shots for … Continue reading

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ROME: Day 3 – audience, palaces… you know… the usual

The pilgrimage group attended the papal audience today. Nothing special to report about that other than the atypically dreadful weather. Lunch is at a place on the Gianicolo called “Scarpone”. It has been a favorite for years and it has … Continue reading

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ROME: Day 1 – arrival, Mass for benefactors, and something to eat

The flight was mercifully uneventful. I was, however, able to buy some outward bound marines a drink on the plane. A shot from the cab on the way into town while we were stuck at a light. Having checked in … Continue reading

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