Friday, August 28, 2009

FINIS: and that's all she wrote...

Brethren:

This blog, sadly, is just now at the end of its course.

There is simply no more storage room.

1013 MB (99%) of 1024 MB has been eaten up.

Hope everybody liked it.

But just remember: what was done was done for you.

Let us pray,

JPSonnen
Paulopoli de Minnesota
AD MMIX

91 comments:

Fr Ray Blake said...

How sad

Jane Teresa said...

Oh! Will you consider starting up under a new address? Your blog is very valuable!

Anonymous said...

You Can't stop! I hope you get more memory. You were giving all of us here in America hope.

Musicus Philologus said...

Caro John,

sono italiano e, dal momento che vivi per buona parte dell'anno nell'Urbe, ho pensato che ti potessi scrivere nella mia lingua. Grazie per le belle fotografie che ci hai mostrato e le testimonianze cristiane che ci hai fatto conoscere!
Una domanda: non potresti fondare un Orbis Catholicus 2?
Ti aspettiamo!
Musicus Philologus

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Nooooooooooooooooo !!!!

Can you please set up Orbis Catholicvs 2 on Wordpress or Blogspot, or something??

This Orthodox lurker/reader enjoys your blog immensely :-)

Raphaela said...

Can't you just create a new Google ID and start a new one? ISTR the Catholic Mom of 10 does that on a regular basis when she runs out of storage space...

This Blog Must Not Die, John. Do whatever it takes to let you keep blogging. :)

Quentin said...

John;
many thanks for a moving, fascinating, informative, occasionally infuriating, and always stimulating, blog.

I hope one day to meet you in person - preferably in Rome, of course - and to find you somewhere else in the blogosphere.

Until then, many prayers.

Quentin

Anonymous said...

I am really sorry to read this. Can you not continue the blog under another format ? You must forgive my lack of technical know-how !

Please be assured of my prayers for you.

With thanks and prayers,

a religious

Martin Bürger said...

That is very sad, John! Will you start a new blog? And will you keep this one online?

Anonymous said...

so we wont see any more postings when you get back to rome?

Anonymous said...

did you flunk out of your roman school??? come clean!!!

your blog was silly.


be honest!!!

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so! How can we help?

sekman said...

It will be sadly missed. I sure hope you return to the blogosphere sometime in the future.

Rebecca said...

Well thank you. I have enjoyed your many posts and wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

What?!! Can't you remove some of the older posts, or open an Orbis Catholicus Part Deux blog or something? I cannot see the treasures of our common Catholic history on my own - without you and your Canon (or Minolta or Kodak) seeking them out for us!

No doubt this is a labor of love and your free time would increase severalfold without it; but if you're taking a vote, put me down for "keep going."

SyrianCatholic said...

How Sad! John, this has been such a wonderful blog, I'm so sorry to see it end. Thank you for the great favor of showing us Roman life. Looking at your blog has been a real Catholic treat.

In Christ Jesus,
Khaled

Anonymous said...

noooooooooooo!!!!! but are you gonna make an Orbis Catholicvs 2? cos that would be really great.

Alex Pittsburgiensis said...

Thank you very much, JP. Your images have been an inspiration.

Please consider perhaps starting another blog!

qualcosa di bello said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo........!

John said...

This wont do. There has to be a way around it. Please consider adding a hyperlink to O.C. II
Your blog is too good to just drop like this. And so suddenly.

Edward said...

Will you be starting another blog?
I hope so.

Clinton said...

Mr. Sonnen, thank you for your excellent blog. I'm
selfishly hoping that you decide to continue else-
where.

You strike me as a man with a good head on his
shoulders, one who loves Christ and His Church.

I wish you all the best in your future.

Anonymous said...

Your blog has been such an inspiration for me and your posts have been a joy to read! Since all the space is taken up, you are going to start a new one, right? Are you back in the states to stay?

A.E. Mack said...

How about setting up a new blog on blogger, and providing a link to it as your last post?

Shocked said...

John! We need you, it's an apostolate! What can be done to help?

Mark said...

Oh no! :(

No, "Orbis Catholicus Part Deux"?

sacerdosinaeternum said...

Why not start another one???

Anonymous said...

Hemingway of the Catholic world!

Baymedlevel said...

There were two John Pauls, why not Orbis Cathoilius II. Ask Fr. Z for a work around, he seems to be an expert these days. He resurrected the Lazarus like hardware.

Anonymous said...

good riddance to a divisive blog that had only schism from the True Church and the NO liturgy in mind. May God have mercy on you.

Roland de Chanson said...

John,

Non est finis! Continue under another id with a new blog name as others have suggested. There are several blogs out there that have done this.

Another way might be to save your oldest posts as a google sites page and reclaim the space here on the blog.

If you really do stop blogging, know that I have enjoyed your posts immensely. But do continue. Yours is a unique contribution in the Catholic blogosphere.

Thanks and all the best whatever you decide.

Anonymous said...

John,

So sorry to hear the "FINIS". I hope that you will reconsider starting Orbis Catholicvs, part deux! Blessings to you either way!

Gregorius said...

Thank you so much! Your exhortations to restore authentic Catholic culture and devotion were so helpful.

Oremus pro invicem!

Gregory said...

John,

Listen to your friends.
Orbis Catholicus mach 2.0.
It must happen.
Make it happen.

Anonymous said...

We await the sequel....

Bingles said...

I am going to miss this blog very much!!! Thank you for all your efforts!!!

Anonymous said...

"did you flunk out of your roman school??? come clean!!!

your blog was silly.


be honest!!!"

Silly only with regards to your support for the nutjob right-wing lunatic bible thumping red-necked "christians" (Small "c") like Sarah Palin et al, but MAGNIFICENT when posting photos of traditional Catholicism, religious Orders of nuns and friars, and Papal ceremonies.

The comment I cut/pasted above from another "anonymous" was nasty.
I never meant to be nasty in my posts...just honest gut reactions to some ideas which I think are alittle too strident (like last year during the campaign).

You sounded like all those "evangelicals", which of course no good traditional Catholic would want to be mistaken for!!

Other than that, your blog with the photos and interesting news was the best of all Catholic blogs....especially the photos.

THank you for instilling pride in us for our Church, which so often is in need of a boost like you so often gave!!

Anonymous said...

John, Hope you find a way to continue. I check your site daily and will miss it. Going to Rome soon. Will you be back as a tour guide?

Fr John Zuhlsdorf said...

contact me for a possible solution right away

Terry Nelson said...

OMIGOSH! You can't! This is one of the most entertaining Catholic blogs online - with wonderful art and photos and history and tradition and quirkiness. Can't something be done? Praying for you!

Michael Tober said...

Dude....you must not go.

Michael Tober from
Sober Inebriation Weblog

Anonymous said...

It all goes downhill once the memory starts to go...

:-(

Anonymous said...

Please provide a link to where you will be going...I will dearly miss the reminders of Latin and traditional pieces constantly posted on your blog not seen elsewhere..Certainly you can start up a new one and take us with you !!

Mitchell

Vincenzo said...

Don't end the blog. You can host your future images at one of the many free photo hosting sites, such as http://www.tinypic.com and then insert them into your posts.

Anonymous said...

The Work must go on.

Anonymous said...

Really, you need to be on the Internet to advertise your business as well as solicit donations. You will find a way unless you are leaving Rome.

Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. said...

nope, you have to find another server that will keep you going.

Quentin said...

As I've already said, I shall be very sad not having the next instalment of OC to look forward to . . . but I think we need to remember that John is primarily in Rome as a student. It just might be that he needs more time for his studies ?

I'm sure he'll be back when he can : till when, let's just be grateful that he's out there somewhere, keeping the faith; and let's remember him in our prayers for what he's done so far.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for you invaluable blogging, but I really hope you won't have to stop!

Mariana

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a pitty!
I wish you all the best, John!
God bless you!
God bless our Roman Catholic Church!

Let us pray!

Martin, Germany

Anonymous said...

No, you cant stop that. This is one big issue of evangelization on internet. I read about two blogs daily, that`s yours and NLM. And I just love to read your posts, cause they are very easygoing and not complicated. Please, dont stop. God bless you!

euripes said...

JP! I got upset when I read the FINIS that it took me few days to grasp the matter, and respond to it!, I feel like I lost a friend. Even though I respect your decision, I dont agree with it, because I am selfish. Your post has provided us with some wonderful information, photos and ideas! It gave us hope about our faith. This is a critical point in the life of the post Vatican-II church. Under the current Pope, matters are beging to turn around,and a momentum is starting to build up. There are signs that the reform of the reform in the liturgy is starting to materialize. Sites like yours are valuable sources of information that would feed and shape the minds of young catholics who are completely oblivious of what has been lost in the past 40 years in the name of "renewal", and modernity. Do not underestimate of what you have done in the past years. We need you, and want you back!

Truly yours
RipK
New York City

Joe Frances said...

John,

If we were to donate to the site, could you somehow upgrade and continue? It should be up to us, those who love this site, to help you find a way.

Unless, you don't feel you want to do this anymore.

Joe

Anonymous said...

REMOVE SOMETHING FROM YOUR BLOG AND REMAIN WITH US. PLEASE.....

Anonymous said...

John,
May I ask, Is it supply or storage demand?
Whatever you do, thank you for what you have done.
In Minneapolis

Mark Curley said...

oh well, and I just found you last week.

Now, this post is (or should be) just slightly humorous. There are many good reasons to stop a blog - including personal reasons (a desire to move on, a change in family circumstances, burnout).

But it should be remembered that personal reasons are just that - personal. There is no requirement to share. Even though your followers think of you as a friend, the Internet *itself* only creates crippled friendships.

But, if the *only* reason is that you ran out of disk space - that's silly. Sort of like a writer coming to the end of the page, or a pen running out of ink. Reminds me of that scene in Forest Gump - Running across the plains, then just stops and walks home.

Take care.

Mark Curley said...

oh well, and I just found you last week.

Now, this post is (or should be) just slightly humorous. There are many good reasons to stop a blog - including personal reasons (a desire to move on, a change in family circumstances, burnout).

But it should be remembered that personal reasons are just that - personal. There is no requirement to share. Even though your followers think of you as a friend, the Internet *itself* only creates crippled friendships.

But, if the *only* reason is that you ran out of disk space - that's silly. Sort of like a writer coming to the end of the page, or a pen running out of ink. Reminds me of that scene in Forest Gump - Running across the plains, then just stops and walks home.

Take care.

Gus said...

I understand if you cannot continue
but I truly hope that you find the way to.
Your blog was a wonderful way to celebrate Catholic culture and now more than ever we need champions of that culture, such as yourself, to communicate, defend, and expand it. This blog did just that, I truly hope that you will be able to continue it.

Pax et Bonum

Dom said...

Hoping you'll continue! You will be greatly missed otherwise.

Magdalen Ross said...

DO WHAT FR. Z. SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONTACT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy_of_Alex said...

JP: Seriously, this fine blog may be the closest I ever get to the Eternal City. Please keep it going if you can. Even a limited schedule with many hiatuses is better than nothing.

Joel said...

You have words from Father Z. Consider it pastoral advice or even spiritual direction. Contact him and keep doing what you are doing,..if it is God's plan of course.
Good Luck John no matter what you do, and thanks for what you have given.

TJB said...

Allow me to add my name to the list of those who have greatly enjoyed this blog. Thanks for all you have done.
I presume that you want to give it up or take a break, as you could easily just delete old entries or start under a new domain. Either way thanks and God bless.
TJB

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

Thank you for all your hard work. I know from experience that it's not always easy to get good photos, yet you seemed to come through with photos of excellent quality as well as information that only the Romans know. I always think of this blog as a modern version of Fr. Chandlery's classic "Pilgrim Walks in Rome".

As well, this blog presents Catholics all over the world with a paradigm for excellence when it comes to the externals of Holy Mother Church.

"Well done, good and faithful servant..."

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

Thank you for all your hard work. I know from experience that it's not always easy to get good photos, yet you seemed to come through with photos of excellent quality as well as information that only the Romans know. I always think of this blog as a modern version of Fr. Chandlery's classic "Pilgrim Walks in Rome".

As well, this blog presents Catholics all over the world with a paradigm for excellence when it comes to the externals of Holy Mother Church.

"Well done, good and faithful servant..."

Anonymous said...

Resta con noi!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll second Cathy of Alex.

Fr Z seems to have a solution, so if you can pursue it, we would pray that you do.

We'd love you to keep up your stirling work

Down Under

Joannie said...

look at all your fans! I'm sure a lot of them, like me, are coming out of the woodwork for the first time to tell you how much we have all enjoyed your blog.

I know that keeping up a blog while living in the Eternal City is a lot of work and can be a pain at times... but know that you have my faithful followers who appreciate your sacrifice!

Adolfo Brea Andrade MD. said...

How sad, your blog was one of my daily reading regarding catholic traditional, and how a catholic Church that revernce God is possible in the midst of this dark days. Bravo Maestro!

Volpius Leonius said...

Perhaps you could blog share with someone else John, that way you could keep this up without the pressure to post every day.

Steve said...

Good

Col. Hugo Thrumpington-Mange said...

John, thanks for your many inspiring posts over the past few years. The photos of Catholic culture have been excellent. Let's hope you can find a way to continue with OCv2.0.

Elizabeth said...

No, say it isn't so! Yours is one of my favorites - a traditional Roman Catholic living in the Eternal City. You have no idea how helpful and inspiring your blog is to us out here! I'll pray that you start another at another site.

Flambeaux said...

NOOO!
John, I've just started directing lots more people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, to your blog.

If you must, you must, and I'll understand. But if it really is just about storage space...well, that can be worked around.

If this is, in fact, the end, allow me to say thank you for all the hard work you've done.

Anonymous said...

it is wonderful not to see any further postings on this blog.

you need to get a job.

did you really flunk out of grad school?

a special commendation to the professors who kicjed you out of the academy.

Thomasso said...

Please do contact Fr Z for a possible solution and continuation of your excellent blog.

Although I have been to Rome on a number of occasions, your blog always brings something new for me to ponder and look up on a future visit.

Others are not so fortunate and so have not been able to visit the Eternal City - your blog has been their contact and connection with the hub of The Church.

I might add that this summer I was fortunate to be able to visit Northern Minnesota and loved the place and the people.

So thank you for all you have done; please continue to do it and God bless Minnesota.

TheSeeker said...

No no noes :-( Please don't leave us...I love your blog! You show me so much that I may never see, and I always enjoy your perspectives.

Cyril said...

Hah-Hah Johnny!

Those anonymous posters are cowards. No doubt they use White Zinfandel for their Masses of dubious validity.

I'm proud to see that you have no doubt earned the wrath of the inclusivity club.

Have a safe trip, bro.

Quietus said...

John, do not stop the blog. Please.

Prayers and greetings from Finland!

Anonymous said...

Your blog has been a great encouragement during discouraging times, and to my mind ranks with the now archived Solomon I Have Surpassed Thee blog from Westminster Cathedral for its detailed information on aspects of Catholic life. Msgr Schuler would have been pleased with your outreach. Perhaps at some future time, you will be able to return to the field in some form.

Marie said...

Don't stop, John. This Northern Minnesota homeschool family of 8 loves everything you write. (esp. the past few weeks in St. Paul.)

Thanks,
Marie

Jeffrey S. J. Allan said...

John, request denied! Continue please!

Orthodox said...

Sniff, Sniff, but why? Is there absolutly no means to carry on this specific project? It really is such a great read, sort of like a great coffee table book of our God and Holy faith, but on the net.

I shall storm heaven with prayers that some form of divine intervention takes place, for the good of Souls that is..

Anonymous said...

NO! Please not! Nonononono!

This cannot be!

This is by far the very best blog on the net, you cannot just stop!

Please open an Orbis Catholicus II somwhere!

A sad day...

A reader from central Europe

David said...

John, nothing is irreplaceble of course but your blog is truly unique. I hope that Our Lord will call you to continue it.

Anonymous said...

This is a super, original, helpful blog: one of the top ten trad cath blogs, for sure. I have been contemplating making a donation. I will if you decide to continue! Please do.

Hermit, without a permit. said...

well i only recently discovered your excellent blog, i do hope, God willing, you continue..maybe donations for a dot com??

pax

Anonymous said...

Dear John, Just so you know, you will be greatly missed. I've looked up Orbis C. and WDTPRS almost eavery day for over a year now. IF you could start a new blog???

priests of the third millennium said...

A thank you from we seminarians.

Anonymous said...

More forever..

Anonymous said...

You Can't Stop! I was hoping that you would have had photos of the new Saints' banners from yesterday's canonizations! Or even candid shots of the pilgrims from Canada and Australia! I loved your blog, John!

Please heed Fr. Z's advice!

Barb in NY