19 April 2007

Happy anniversary!

To the Holy Father Benedict XVI, gloriously reigning, I wish a most happy and splendid anniversary on the occassion of his election to the See of Peter. May the Lord bless him with health and peace!

To celebrate this most happy of days, I wish to post a few of my favorite pictures of His Holiness. Many of these will be the "goofier" one and by them I mean to show no disrespect, but only my deep love and admiration of this man who is a blessing to the Church from God.
How can you not love this man?

Everybody needs a new hat from time to time.
Even the Pope gets thirsty.That's a lot of incense.

Simply spectacular!

Long may he reign!

16 comments:

  1. Jeron3:35 PM

    Anyone who overuses incense is alright by me.

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  2. I've always thought that if I leave the church - when incense was used - not smelling like incesen, I've done something terribly wrong.

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  3. You've been looking for an excuse to post those, haven't you?

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  4. One of the many joys of being a sacristan - I often go home reeking of the stuff.

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  5. Do you think "reeking" is the right word?

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  6. Don`t get me wrong.. I love incense as much a person can. However, reek is an apt term re: the stuff Father ordered last time:-) Mercifully, it`s almost gone.

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  7. Jeron6:48 PM

    When I was in the Air Force, I was prevented from going TDY to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. So, one of my squadron compadres who was a Navigator & "frequent flyer" over there brought me back a Saudi incense holder. It's absolutely beautiful, and I occasionally use it to get the whole house smellin' fresh!

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  8. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Re: BXVI, dico in latine: Ad multos et faustissimus annos! Vale!

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  9. Something else that's fun- blend your own incense! It's a lot less costly (if you like the finer blends), and it's a lot of fun to play around with different combinations. I've been making incense for years.

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  10. For some strange reason, I like patchouli. That's the only thing from the 60's that stuck.
    Sorry, Father, we seem to have hijacked your comment box while you were busy.

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  11. In order of posts:

    Jeffrey: Yes, I have been :)

    Brad: It's a great smell. Well, usually...

    Jeffrey: With some incense, yes :)

    Brad: Some priests just don't have good tastes

    Thom: It seems to take alchemical skills. Don't you have to know what you're doing? Do good smells together don't always make a better one, do they?

    Jeffrey: Hijack away.

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  12. In order of posts:

    Jeffrey: Yes, I have been :)

    Brad: It's a great smell. Well, usually...

    Jeffrey: With some incense, yes :)

    Brad: Some priests just don't have good tastes

    Thom: It seems to take alchemical skills. Don't you have to know what you're doing? Do good smells together don't always make a better one, do they?

    Jeffrey: Hijack away.

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  13. These pictures are gems - they show that the Pope is just a regular guy too.

    Thanks for sharing them.

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  14. Alchemy isn't necessary, Father, but trial and error is.

    You're right. Things that smell great indpendently can smell awful when mixed. :-)

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  15. Have you any recipes, Thom?

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