The Poetry of Apollo

Jul. 20th, 2017 05:46 pm
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On July 20, 1969, man first set foot upon the Moon. The project that took us to the Moon was called Apollo, ostensibly after the Greek god associated with hunting, harmony, and healing.
Perhaps the folks over at NASA had sense of humour, or maybe God the poet was at work again, for July 20 is... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/the-poetry-of-apollo-2017/)



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This is a lovely example of a Spanish street (alley, really) with steps. You will find these pre-automobile streets everywhere on the Camino where a town or city has a serious elevation gain. And since most medieval towns were built on or next to easily defensible hills, that’s a... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-some-streets-have-stairs/)



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Camino Photo of the Day: Lost No More

Jul. 19th, 2017 03:10 pm
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I confess that, what with all of the mazy, crooked streets and endless courtyards in the medieval center of Burgos, I may have gotten slightly lost in my exploring. Of course, with no clear destination to my wandering, I suppose I wasn’t technically lost. I’d just misplaced myself... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-lost-no-more/)



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These statues are another feature of life in urban northern Spain. Some of them are quite delightful, others puzzling. I enjoy this elderly couple just relaxing on the plaza. I’m somewhat curious about the gentleman’s hat, as it seems more Basque than Castillian.

Date: 12 April... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-park-bench-in-burgos/)



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Like many medieval cities, Burgos is full of these lovely hidden courtyards, sometimes accessible only through covered archways. This one is by no means atypical, though I did find it particularly pretty. The streets are a bit of a labyrinth, particularly when the buildings are tall enough and... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-hidden-courtyard-in-burgos/)



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This weird method of tree grafting may be seen throughout Castilla y León. Not sure why it’s so popular. One can only assume that these trees look better once their leaves come in.

Date: 12 April 2016
Place: Burgos (Castilla y León, Spain)
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Did I mention you can see the Cathedral everywhere? Well, you pretty much can. I’ll say this – despite the mazy winding of the medieval streets and the random, hidden courtyards, it’s extremely difficult to actually get lost in central Burgos. You can always find your way to... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-across-the-river-from-burgos-cathedral/)



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After touring the Cathedral and having a bit of lunch, Francine rested in the albergue while I popped across the river to the Post Office. I mailed home a number of postcards and a box of accumulated souvenirs and “things I’m unlikely to use again on this Camino”. This... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-burgos-post-office/)



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The Emperor Saint

Jul. 13th, 2017 03:21 pm
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It’s a pretty rare thing when Kings become saints, or at least become canonized saints. I can only think of a handful off the top of my head, though I’m sure there are more: Saint Louis IX of France, Saint Edward the Confessor of Anglo-Saxon England, Saint Stephen of Hungary.
Today... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/the-emperor-saint-2017/)



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Camino Photo of the Day: El Cid

Jul. 13th, 2017 03:04 pm
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El Cid was a medieval Spanish nobleman, military leader, and subject of song and story. His real name was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, and he lived from about 1040 to 1099. He received his nickname from the Moors, probably from the original Arabic al-Sayyid meaning The Master (Doctor Who fans take... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-el-cid/)



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On Vestments

Jul. 12th, 2017 05:02 pm
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There is a tendency in the modern world to minimize the use of vestments in the liturgy. In my early days as a Catholic, it was not unusual to see a priest celebrate Mass wearing only an alb and a stole. Often, this was taken as a sign of humility on the part of the celebrant. It is, in fact,... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/on-vestments/)



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File under: Rants, Rev. Michael Wagner, Save the Liturgy, Save the World

Camino Photo of the Day: Nice Things

Jul. 12th, 2017 03:03 pm
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This is why we can’t have nice things: the shop is closed. This shop, with its English-language name, is located in the medieval center of Burgos. Across the street is a frozen yogurt parlour named Smöoy. I’ve no idea what language that’s meant to be.

Date: 12 April... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-nice-things/)



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Random Political Thought of the Day

Jul. 11th, 2017 05:42 pm
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"I don’t know which is worse: that everyone has his price, or that the price is always so low."

(Calvin & Hobbes)
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In every city, town, and village along the Camino, you will find restaurants, cafés, and bars that serve a “Menú Peregrino” (pilgrim menu). Usually, this is a three-course meal featuring a starch, an improbably large amount of meat, a small dessert, and a half-bottle of local wine,... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-pilgrim-menu/)



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Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Deus

Jul. 11th, 2017 02:32 pm
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Pray and work! is the perennial exhortation of the Order of Saint Benedict. However, the motto of the Order, found at the end of chapter 57 of the Holy Rule is “Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Deus”. In English, this is rendered as “That in all things God may be glorified”.... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/ut-in-omnibus-glorificetur-deus/)



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We are walking through the drizzle down a side street away from the Cathedral in pursuit of the large and well-appointed Albergue Municipal de Burgos. Just before reaching our destination, I turned around and snapped this photo. The Cathedral dominates the view, as it does from almost everywhere... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-finding-our-albergue-in-burgos/)



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This is the last of the photos I will post of the interior of Burgos Cathedral from our tour this day. We end, appropriately, with a model of the Cathedral that can be found in the museum.

Date: 12 April 2016
Place: Burgos (Castilla y León, Spain)
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Burgos Cathedral is monumental, with side chapels, sacristies, choirs, crypts, a cloister, and a museum. We spent a good chunk of the day inside, and we didn’t see nearly all of it. I took more than 400 photos, of which I restricted myself to twenty in this series. To see all of them,... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-burgos-cathedral-interior-20/)



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Summorum Pontificum Roundup

Jul. 7th, 2017 10:40 pm
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Here are some of the best articles I’ve seen on the ten-year anniversary of Summorum Pontificum:
On the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, we can safely say the doomsayers are wrong by Dom Alcuin Reid (Catholic Herald)
Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon celebrates a... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/summorum-pontificum-roundup/)



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File under: Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, History, Latin, Pope Benedict XVI, Save the Liturgy, Save the World
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Extraordinary!
TEN years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI caused to be published the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. With the stroke of a pen, the ancient rites of the Mass (last edited in 1962) could suddenly be celebrated by any priest of the Roman Rite.
Deo gratias!
This ancient form of the... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/summorum-pontificum-tenth-anniversary/)



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File under: History, inside baseball, Latin, Pope Benedict XVI, Rev. Caleb Insco F.S.S.P., Rev. Michael Stinson F.S.S.P., Rev. Michael Wagner, Rev. Nicholas Wichert, Save the Liturgy, Save the World

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