Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Statu quo (as things were before)...
When I frist saw this photo, I had but one thought that came to my mind: Pontifex! A special word of thanks to a dear friend of mine (Athanasius Contra Mundum) for this wicked old photo. One can see the sophia (wisdom) of our Catholic ancestors: they understood beauty and craftsmanship and they lived it (their vocation)!
Just imagine the newly created Patriarch of Venice, arriving to take possession of the cathedra of his new See, wearing all this glory, blessing the throngs from a gondola in the canals…with a giant oil base flag painted on the high prow and stern!