Archive for the ‘Romanitas’ Category

Thank You, Pope Benedict

February 14, 2013

 

And with that, I can finally end my attempts at keeping this blog alive. It’s far too difficult and I’ve lost interest in the Church anyway. Even though I will be watching the conclave very very closely.

 

Farewell readers!

Assumpta Est Maria

August 15, 2012

Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

 

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.

Good Friday 2010, Via Crucis at the Colosseum

April 3, 2010

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!

Solemn High Mass at the Pantheon

March 14, 2010

When the pagans built this temple, they had no idea that the worship of their gods would be replaced with that of the one true God, and that the statues of the demons that posed as Venus and Mars would be replaced with images of the venerable saints.

The Pantheon, a church for 1400 years!

It’s a shame that most tourists don’t understand they’re walking into a church when they visit.

It’s Coming…

March 11, 2010

Every day, the Sacred Triduum gets closer to us. I hope you are all preparing well.

Holy Thursday at Rome’s FSSP parish:

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.


San Pietro in Vincoli

January 11, 2010

“And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shined in the room. And he, striking Peter on the side, raised him up, saying: Arise quickly. And the chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said to him: Gird yourself and put on your sandals. And he did so. And he said to him: Cast your garment about you and follow me, and going out, he followed him. And he knew not that it was true which was done by the angel: but thought he saw a vision. 10 And passing through the first and the second ward, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city which of itself opened to them. And going out, they passed on through one street. And immediately the angel departed from him.” –Acts 12.

St. Peter in Chains is unremarkable on the outside. On the inside, however, it contains a great treasure. The chains from two of St. Peter’s imprisonments. They fused together miraculously when Leo the Great held them together. Oh, and Michelangelo’s masterpiece (he was a sculptor, not a painter) the tomb of Julius II.

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It was originally designed to be about 2/3 bigger. Still it is one heck of a tomb.

This is the guy who build St. Peter’s basilica more or less. You can thank him in the hereafter.

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