Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Catholic Graphic and Heraldic Designer

Rome Quotes

"Disorder in the society is the result of disorder in the family."

-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Best Driver for Hire in Rome

People always ask: "Anybody know a good driver to hire in Rome?"

Look no further.  Pasqualino is the best.  He comes highly recommended.

Italy Ride has their site in English: http://www.italyride.com/.

Nicest people.  And they speak English.  Punctual, friendly and knowledgeable.

Hire them to drive you to and from Fiumicino airport or the port at Civitavecchia.  Excursions in and outside the city.  Day trips in all directions.  I have been highly satisfied with them and highly recommend them.    

What Papal Stationary Looks Like

Papal Treasury of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Mitre of Pius V

Treasury Museum of St. Mary Major in Rome.

What the Faldstool Cover Looks Like

In both photos can be seen that of Pope St. Pius V, of blessed memory.

Treasury Museum of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Chasuble of St. Jerome

Treasury Museum of St. Mary Major in Rome.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Catholic Culture: Conversion


Beloved Trailer

Birthday of Rome Celebrations

The celebrations each year are spread over three days.

It is a lot of fun to see the hundreds of costumed actors who walk in the parade.  You can visit them in the Circo Massimo to see their tent camp.  


Dominican Schola: Sacerdotes Domini - William Byrd (arr. G.W.W.) - prep ...

Catholic Culture: Helping Widows

Urgent request for widowed mother of 8 with newborn...

From Fr. Z:


Temperamental Discourses: Know Your Temperament

Yours truly first took this test while doing mission work in Russia.  It can be very helpful in marriage prep as well as seminary formation.  Know thyself!


Marriage is a Sacrament

Catholic Culture: Catholic Intellectuals

"Liberals claim to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views."

-Bill Buckley - Great Catholic Intellectual of the XXth Century

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe

"Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercession for Holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the every Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance."

Partial indulgence

Blessing of New Processional Banner for Canadian Pilgrimages

From the Blessing of Processional Banners in the Roman Ritual.  This is how it's done as seen in Vancouver, Canada.  Thanks to all the great volunteers involved and very fine chaplain! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Choir Boy

Prayer request for the repose of the soul of our friend of blessed memory, Ray Patterson (1941 - 2015). May his memory be eternal.  Photo taken in 1940s South Africa.  He was a fine man.  Requiem aeternam. 

World War II Mass (Tip of the Fedora to Fr. Z)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pius XII on Vatican Radio


88th Birthday for Pope Benedict

2015 March for Life in Rome Schedule


In less than a month, on May 10, we will meet in Rome for the March for Life. 

Meeting begins at 2 p.m. at Castel S. Angelo.

Many foreign delegations have already confirmed their participation.

Also this year's March for Life in Rome will be preceded by the international conference of the Rome Life Forum on May 9th, at 2.30 pm, in the St Pius X Hall, with the participation of major pro-life groups from around the world. His Eminence Card Pell will be the keynote speaker.

Best regards,

Italian March for Life