Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rome Priestly Ordination in Usus Antiquior

German seminarian from Rome, Rev. Mr. Daniel Kretschmar, will be ordained priest in Rome on June 1 at 2:00 pm at the church of Santissima Trinita' dei Pellegrini by His Excellency Wolfgang Haas, Archbishop of Vaduz, Liechtenstein. All are welcome.

Nuns Who Knew Venerable Pius XII

The sister in white received his last public blessing at Castel Gandolfo and the sister in black was friends with his niece who went to boarding school in America.

Entering Rome at the Old Lateran Gate

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Cleaning Rome

Lovely Rome Flats

In Rome is always seen the gene of beauty - seen here on Esquiline Hill. 

Rome Antipendium with Image of St. Philip Neri

Rome Rooms of St. Philip Neri (Sacellum S. Philippi)

How to Build a Nice, Simple Church

During WWI, many Our Lady of Victory parishes were constructed in Italy.  This one is located in the resort town of Santa Marinella.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Convents Along Rome Seashore

This seaside villa is owned by the Congregazione delle Ospedaliere dette Sorelle della Misericoria (located at 188 Via Aurelia in resort town of Santa Marinella, northwest of Rome).  The sisters have not used this property in years.  Would be nice to see some fine new order get their hands on it.  Would make a great FSSP HQ.  Just a thirty minute drive from Rome's international airport.

Port of Rome Civitavecchia: Ave Maria!

Catholic Culture: Hand-Painted Paschal Candle

Choir of Rome's Venerable English College

Blessed John Paul II Banner in Latin

Tiara Pin

Blessed John Paul II Sign in Latin

June 6 Rome Conference for New Pius XII Museum in Rome

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ex Oriente Lux

"And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit at table in the kingdom of God."  --Luke 13:29

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The New Papal Tiara

Images courtesy of Dieter Philippi (www.dieter-philippi.de).

The Catholic world at large appreciates the nature, duties and perogatives of the papal office and this appreciation is due chiefly, if not entirely, to the pontifical acts as teacher, ruler and high priest, whose teachings, authority and spiritual ministration have exercised an influence on all humanity, as well as on Catholic subjects.   

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pope Receives Tiara From Catholics and Orthodox Today in Audience

At today's weekly general audience the Holy Father received a new tiara made for him and presented by Catholic and Orthodox Christians.

The tiara was commissioned by Dieter Philippi (http://www.dieter-philippi.de/), a German Catholic businessman who has a great devotion to the papacy as well as to the call to Christian unity.

The tiara was created in Sofia, Bulgaria by Orthodox Christians of the Liturgix studio (http://www.liturgix.com/).

Today a small delegation of Roman Catholics and Bulgarian Orthodox on pilgrimage in Rome had the honor to present the tiara to the Holy Father in the name of Christian unity.

Congratulations to Dieter and to all German Catholics and Bulgarian Orthodox involved with this wonderful project.

Ut Unum Sint!

(Images from l'Osservatore Romano).

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Tutti Auguro una Santa Domenica!

Lunch today in Italy - highly nutritious pollo alla cacciatora.

Rome's Best Beach: Santa Marinella

From Roma Termini take any train to Civitavecchia, Grossetto or Pisa Centrale - two trains each hour.

Spring Flowers in Lazio

Francis of Assisi at the Lateran Archbasilica

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Treasures From the Preconciliar Papal Liturgy

Photographs of these objects do not exist.  People do not even know what they are, let alone what they are called.  They were used until circa 1964 in the papal liturgies.  These particular objects were used at the Lateran Archbasilica and only just now were brought to the Vatican's Museo Storico (Historical Museum) for display.  The employees do not even know how to describe them.  The bird cages represent the Holy Spirit.  The wine caskets represent the precious blood while the bread on plate represents the Blessed Eucharist.  The bread representation is actually hollow and can be lifted off the plate.  They were used, I guess, in the rite of episcopal consecrations.

Treasures From the Preconciliar Papal Liturgy