Category Archives: Catholica

Morning Has Broken

Well, today’s title is a skosh ahead of itself.  It’s 5:45 a.m. and dawn is still a way off but I am up, so, for me morning is here. I haven’t been a particularly good correspondent since Christmas.  Maybe my … Continue reading

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On Our Own Without Our Driver

Michael’s cough has gotten better, then worse, then better.  We made another trip up the hill to the farmacia and, after explaining his symptoms to another pharmacist, obtained a new kind of syrup. This one designed to relax the bronchial … Continue reading

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Siena

We drove to Siena today, which is a very different thing, I can assure you, from driving our Sienna, which is something we frequently do when home. From Narni it is a long drive, about two and a half hours. … Continue reading

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Excesses

And I’m not talking about Tuesday’s gelato consumption!  It’s that old time religion that’s the subject of this post.  Yep, you got it:  Catholicism.  What’s with these guys and their need to rub our noses in their wealth and power? … Continue reading

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Women in Black

Not all women in black are terrorists.  

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Pope Elmer?

Is it just my imagination or does this look an awful lot like Uncle Babe?  

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Auntie Billee Remembered

I had the great privilege of traveling several times with my mother and one of her younger sisters, Billee.  Billee was Catholic and she usually lit a candle when we were in cathedrals.  Since auntie Billee passed away, Michael and … Continue reading

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Avignon: 2015

What a difference 44 years make.  In 1971, when I was last in Avignon, my sister and I were doing the youth hostel, eurail, backpack thing.  We were 20 and 22 years old, respectively, and our finances were limited. This … Continue reading

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From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

After our lovely lunch at Chez Bebelle, Michael and I decided to take full advantage of the generosity of the French parking meter and, also, of the beautiful, sunny day and do a tiny bit of exploration in central Narbonne. … Continue reading

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Carcassone: Cite Medieval

There is more to Carcassonne that the walled, medieval city but you wouldn’t know it from this blog entry.  Michael and I headed over to Carcassonne on Tuesday, shortly after the rest of our group departed Cruzy for Toulouse and … Continue reading

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