Archive for the ‘potpourri of popery’ Category

History in the Making

May 5, 2011

His feast will be October 22!

Bl. John Paul II, Pray For Us!

May 1, 2011

What a happy day in Christendom! But let us remember a beatification isn’t about the man, but about what God perfected in the man.

From the Vatican, Palm Sunday 2010

March 30, 2010

It is always remarkable to witness the activities of the Pontiff especially during Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum.

Photos found at NLM:

Sorry blogging has been light. Blogging must come second to living. I’m helping my mother prepare for full communion with the Church this Easter. Pray for her!

Pius VI, My Hero

March 2, 2010

It’s a copy, but:

Brought to my attention from The Crescat who got it from FarSight who got it from Vatican Splendors.

Church > State

January 29, 2010

Just an interesting observation. It is customary for bishops to wear simple damask mitres while in the presence of the Pope:

In the presence of a monarch, however, no chance. Take that, kaiser! *Update* (Yes, I know it’s Bl. Karl. This doesn’t change the observation just because he is a blessed; So don’t make a big deal out of it all of you who are writing in)

Papal Tiaras, Finally:

January 21, 2010

We had to mention them at some point didn’t we? And I am in a good mood, so for your approval,

Papal Tiara

Madness!

And Im obligated to show you this hideous piece which lies in state in the crypt of the National Shrine.

I doubt we’ll ever see one in use again. I’m sorry to say it. If any future popes out there are reading this, don’t be afraid to try one on. It’s your right.


The Ubiquitous Msgr. Ganswein

January 1, 2010

Where the Pope is, he is:

Santo Subito!

December 20, 2009

The cries of the people at the funeral of John Paul the Great, “Santo subito!” (make him a saint quickly) are being heard. Today Pope Benedict opened a new door to the canonization causes of John Paul II and Pius XII, declaring them venerable.

Venerable Pius XII:

Venerable John Paul II:

Leo XIII, Patron of Papal Bling:

December 15, 2009

Well not really, but:

His Seminary, Lueven:

A ceiling fresco from the Vatican Museum:

One of his albs. More lace = more grace:

And why is he the “patron” of blingery? Take a look at his cope clasp! (Oh Em Gee!)

Canonization Revisited

December 14, 2009

Pics from the congregation during the recent canonization of 5 new saints: