Sunday, October 31, 2010

Where to Get a Pumpkin in Rome

Campo de' Fiori.

Latin: Our Catholic Language

See here:

Relic of Pius XII: His Cuff

Photo taken at the Rome conference on Pius XII. 

Rome Pius XII Conference

Oct. 29, 2010.

Conference hosted by Comitato Pacelli at Oratorian House in downtown Rome.

In attendance were four cardinals, two bishops and lots of VIPs.

Thanks everybody for bringing this together and making it work!

Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J.

From 1945 -1958 Fr. Bea was the confessor of Venerable Pius XII, of blessed memory.

Each Saturday he heard the confession of Pius XII along with the 3 sisters who took care of his household.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pius XII Conference in Rome

Hosted by Comitato Papa Pacelli

Friday, October 29, 2010
4:30 p.m.
At Rome's Chiesa “Nuova” (Santa Maria in Vallicella)
In the room of the Cardinali or that of San Filippo
Entrance off via della Chiesa Nuova, 3. 

Welome by Rev. Edoardo Aldo Cerrato, Procurator General of the Oratorians.

Brief introduction by the Secretary of the Comitato Papa Pacelli, Prof. Emilio Artiglieri, Esq.

· His Eminence Antonio Cañizares Llovera, prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship.
· His Excellency Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy.
· His Excellency Enrico Dal Covolo, Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical Lateran University.
· Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of Ceremonies of the Supreme Pontiff.
· Msgr. Timothy Verdon, art historian, director of the office of Arte Sacra e dei Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici, Archdiocese of Florence.
· Prof. Giovanni Maria Vian, editor of L’Osservatore Romano.
· Sr. Margherita Marchione, biographer of Pius XII.
· Prof. Livio Spinelli, authority on Pius XII and secretary of Sr. Margherita Marchione.
· Dr. Alberto Di Giglio, director of the magazine Cultura & Libri.

Conclusions by Very Rev. Dr. Nicola Bux, cofounder of the Comitato Papa Pacelli and consultor of the Roman Curia. 

N.B. Pontifical Mass will be celebrated at the Chiesa Nuova on Saturday, October, 30 at 6:30, p.m. by His Eminence José Cardinal Saraiva Martins.

Old Altar Cards of St. Peter's Basilica: Bring Them Back

Old Altar Cards of St. Peter's Basilica: Bring Them Back

Photo circa 1960s.

Somebody knows where these are. 

Perhaps stored in cardboard boxes somewhere in the sacristy of the Vatican Basilica. 

Old Altar Cards of St. Peter's Basilica: Bring Them Back

Photo circa 1960s.

Altar of the Chair: Bring It Back

Photo circa 1960s.

Consecrate a new one in place of this one, which was destroyed in 1994. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tiara: Unity of East and West

Image from the Internet.

Mrs. Roberta Ricci: Rome's Mother of 12 Children

Model of Catholic womanhood.

Meet Roberta Ricci, born in 1964. 

She is the mother with the most children in Rome and was just recognized as such by the mayor with a special award.

Married in 1982, Roberta had 12 children in 19 years.  5 boys and 7 girls. 

Between 1983 - 1987 she had her first 4 children. 

In 2001 her most recent baby was born.  The youngest is now 8 and the oldest 27. 

Each afternoon the kids are taught catechism.

Laus Deo.

Catholic China

Link here:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ritus Ordinationis Diaconorum: Fratrum Franciscanorum Immaculatae

October 24, 2010.

Diaconal Ordinations of Franciscans of the Immaculate at Church of St. Francis at Tarquinia, north of Rome.

Ordaining prelate was Most Rev. Velasio de Paolis, of the Vatican.

Nine men were ordained deacons, including one American.

Ritus Ordinationis Diaconorum: Fratrum Franciscanorum Immaculatae

Ritus Ordinationis Diaconorum: Fratrum Franciscanorum Immaculatae

Ardour, beauty and glory of the Usus Antiquior seen in Latium. 

Passionists in Nettuno: Before and After Tomb of St. Maria Goretti

Formerly she was entombed inside the custom altar seen in the above photo (pilgrims were able to walk behind it to pray next to the body).

Now, sadly, since the callow '60s she has been entombed in the basement bunker as seen in the lower photo.

What is Wrong with this Picture?

Tabernacle of the Basilica at Nettuno.

Nettuno: Tomb of St. Maria Goretti

Basilica of Our Lady of Grace and St. Maria Goretti
(Basilica Madonna delle Grazie e S. Maria Goretti).

The tomb of St. Maria Goretti is located inside this church.

Nettuno: Tomb of St. Maria Goretti

N.B. Feel free to put this pic on the Wiki page.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Visitatio Quam Dicunt "Septem Ecclesiarum" (Pellegrinaggio delle VII Chiese)

Rome and Vatican:
12 hours...
7 churches...
2 shoes...
0 money...

Join Rome students on the famous seven church pilgrimage and "cammina" con noi!

Saturday, Novemeber 6, 2010
Meeting point: Vatican Basilica
7 a.m.!/event.php?eid=117051255023236

International Festival of Music and Sacred Art

Hatred for the Tiara in Rome

The fury of nineteenth century Masonic rage vandalized this papal coat-of-arms circa 1870.

Tiara, keys and image on the crest of Gregory XIII were hacked off. 

The revolutionaries took the building and never gave it back.

The property, constructed in the XVI century, had been the center of learing in Rome, the Palazzo Collegio Romano (now a state high school, E.Q. Visconti). 

Pompei: Tomb of Blessed Bartolo Longo

From priest in a church of Satan to papal knight, read his life story:

N.B. Somebody please replace the current Wiki pic of his remains with this one.