Father B. Jerabek, J.C.L.Birmingham, Alabama (older posts from Rome, Italy)
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- The Placement of the Corporal – and the Hands
- A Story about Devotion to St. Joseph
- More on Communion Rails
- Where do the candles go in a procession?
- Blessing of Holy Water
- Lenten Abstinence for Vegetarians and Vegans
- Quinquagesima Sunday – Choosing Our Lenten Penances
- Sundays in Lent – Both/And
- Month of Saint Joseph
- Reflecting on Altar Rails
- The Parish Ritual – UPDATED 2/27/19
- What Makes Us Like God
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A condensed form of my Sunday homily for this week is available on Vocation Boom, featuring my currently-crackly voice (another doctor’s appointment this Tuesday…). “A face made for radio and a voice made for print!” Anyway, I post a link … Continue reading →
This is what people see as they go to leave Mass early out the main door of one of my parishes: (It was installed by a previous pastor, I think.)
I am enjoying a brief visit to Germany* before returning home. Today we drove through part of the Rhineland, very scenic. Here is an altarpiece in a church we stopped to see called the Rheingau Cathedral (although apparently it is … Continue reading →
Today seems like a good day for a nice photo. Here are some swans that I saw in the beautiful town of Bruges, Belgium: Incidentally, I always thought that this photo would look good as an impressionist painting. Some photo … Continue reading →
I picked up some provisions today… …If it’s not too late after I get home tonight from the Easter Vigil, I might dive in. Otherwise, they’ll be waiting for me tomorrow!
Went to the gardens at the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo today. Here is a cameo shot. I have a lot more photos to share but it’ll have to wait a day or two, given technology limitations.
One of Rome’s stray cats, sleeping on a broken column (or something), not far from where Julius Caesar was assassinated.
I posted recently about something that I am already planning to miss, once I will have returned home. Here is something else: walking past the Trevi Fountain. I won’t miss the tourist hordes that are always mobbing it; no, I’ll … Continue reading →
I saw a note on our bulletin board this evening – March 7, 2014 marked the 413th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of the residence that I live in. It was originally built as a Dominican convent. Well, … Continue reading →
Tonight, together with some friends, I made “tacos” (apologies to my Mexican friends) – by which I mean, “tacos” as we understood them to be when I was growing up, back in the days when we thought that Taco Bell … Continue reading →
Part of the floor in the Basilica of St. John Lateran: The Romans have long loved to put marble on EVERYTHING. Thus, they have gotten pretty good (and creative) at it.
Did you know that Vatican City-State has its own department store? It also has a supermarket, a pharmacy, a financial institution (technically, it’s not a bank), and three post offices (plus a mobile postal unit). Access to places like the … Continue reading →