Thursday, December 11, 2008

Velletri: in the footsteps of the famous Fr. Z...

The great Fr. Z, famous for his technology and Internet evangelization (, is a priest of the Italian diocese of Velletri-Segni, near Rome. Today, in the rain, yours truly made a little pilgrimage there.
Velletri is an interesting town packed with some really nice little churches. Tourism was never in the mix and the people have always been poor. Then came the war when everything was bombed and then hastily rebuilt (on the cheap). But in Velletri one will eat the most wonderful (and cheap!) food in the world as Velletri is in the area of the Colli Albani/Castelli Romani.
For lunch yt had fresh milk from the farm, fresh baked bread and magnificent pieces of cheese and ham from a local butcher and the bill was half of what would have been paid in the City (Urbs).
Yt was last in Velletri in 2006 for a wedding in the Tridentine rite and was delighted to get back today to finally see the diocesan museum, one of the best in Italy. Small, but good. It was inaugurated by the then Joe Card. Ratzinger, now gloriously reigning.


Anonymous said...

God reward him for his faithfulness always.

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf o{]:¬) said...

I was rector of that church and oversaw its repairs. Santi Pietro e Bartolomeo.