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{Tuesday, January 26, 2010  }

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St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony of Padua
Hot dam! What a saint.


Bernini's Noli me tangere from the interior of the Angelicum's chapel, S. Domenico e Sisto

Hello again my bloggians whom I neglect far too much (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa),

I'm pleased to report that all is well with the Cnytr these days and, having had the good fortune to have returned to Rome recently, will hopefully be blogging on some of the interesting finds both in the Eternal City and in Bologna -- a city visited for the first time in the eight years I've been visiting bella Italia.

That being said, I'm still in theory planning a wedding to ENS Geoffrey (!), which is taking up, if not all my time, at least all my sanity. P.s. the "in theory" refers to the planning, not the wedding, which is happening whether it's planned or not/whether we elope or not. cough

However, if my head doesn't roll off my shoulders and hide itself under the piano bench where Bertie the Boston Terrier will eventually find it and play fetch with it, I hope to report a solemn high Nuptial mass in all its Liturgical Awesomeness to y'all. In fact, given the way word of high Trid events spreads around the blogosphere, I've half a mind to put out a general invite to the chapel. Marriage is, after all, a witness ... a visible image of Christ and the Church and is a sort of catechesis meant for all the faithful (which is why, theologically speaking, there are no secret weddings).

In the meantime, I've two things for your general amusement:

A) A while back I blogged about the Catholic Chapel at Naval Station, Norfolk. I have since found a more excellent photographic rendering of said chapel, the images of which are paired with the words to the Navy Hymn "Eternal Father Strong to Save".

2) Secondly, I have had the very good fortune to meet a fellow blogger studying in Rome, one miss Deirdre of Give Tongue, a name which references St. Anthony of Padua, and hence the reason for the eloquent and moving verses at the beginning of this post. A fascinating gal, she breaks all my stereotypes, and we share the same or simlar taste in dance, shoes and medieval humor, not to mention several other totally random things. She was kind enough to link my blog before ever I met her, and so I think it is high time to return the favor. Hopefully she'll blog more in the future. Lord knows the Italians provide her with enough blogging material. Or ... perhaps she provides the, ha, material to them. ;) In anythecase, checkitout.

That is all for now. Hopefully I'll remember to post a follow-up about the Mercedarians/the Trinitarians, an "Agnus Dei" (not the one you think!), more about St. Dominic, the Dominicans and Bologna, and some random lovely Triddie images seen in Piazza del Popolo.

God bless, all. ~~

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