I want to offer thanks and homage to Pope Benedict XVI who on this day eleven years ago issued the Moto Proprio Summorum Pontificum. It was not until 2012 that I took advantage of it, but I must profess that it has change my life, it has changed my prayer, it has changed my priesthood, It has changed the way I celebrate the Ordinary Form. It, I believe, was the principal cause of the liberal ire that got me ousted as Pastor, but it has opened so many doors to life and experience. I would not change any of it. So Her are the picture of my first Extraordinary Form Mass in September of 2012, and pictures of other evens and places from Rome, San Francisco, Norwalk and Santa Rosa. Here also is the story of my Extraordinary Life
First EF Mass, September 2012
An Extraordinary Life after 2015
But I still had time to take pictures. I was able to dine again at a favorite restaurant, took so picture of favorites, Antipasto di Mare, al Fettuccine Salmone. I had to text the picture to John who had to leave for the airport before pranzo.
It was a full day. First we drove across the Italian peninsula to the Adriatic Sea to visit Lanciano. There is the oldest Eucharistic Miracle. It occurred around the year 700. It is still an on-going miracle because the human flesh and blood is still fresh and living some 1300 years after the event. You cannot be in the presence of this miracle without realizing just how close and present God desired to be with his people, and how Eucharistic Adoration is the key to just about everything else. After spending a couple of hours there we decided to seek a place to have pranzo. Since we were near the Adriatic we decided on Fish and went searching. We found a delightful place on the water. The food was great and the Ambiance was stunning. Then we headed to Mannopello, another miracle. We were impressed with the devotion shone by a few Italian kind. We got an informational and inspirational tour of the veil by Sister Petra-Maria Steiner. According to Paul Badde she is the best guide for the Holy Veil in the World. We returned to Rome in the early evening and retreated to our favorite wine bar.
This was a day for shopping. My sister will receive the gift I got for her at Christmas. I spent a little time photographing a window and other special things at St. Peter. And the day ended in a regular manner with a glass of wine in the Borgo.
And what a day it was. Paul Badde very graciously wanted to show us the Icon, the oldest in Rome reportedly painted by St. Luke. We had Mass at the Convent, and then prayed the sorry together in front of the icon. The Journalist Edward Pentin joined us for Mass and the Rosary. Then we went to see some other Churches, principally San Andreas. We then explored Campo Fiore, purchased some Pepperoncino, and ended the day with a marvelous Cena with the Daughters of St. Paul.
Beautiful day, Piazza Navona, Church of the Mother of the Sacred Heart, St. Agnes, St. Augustine, Our Lady of Grace, followed by a marvelous dinner with Joan Lewis on top of St. Agnes.
Omnia Christus Est Nobis
Christ is everything for us!
I am a Roman Catholic Priest from California. I spent 13 wonderful years years as a member of the Province of the Pacific in the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The outline of my life can be traced here.