...pro omnibus, quae retribuit mihi? Calicem salutaris accipiam: et nomen Domini invocabo."
"How shall I make a return to the Lord for all that He has given me? I shall take up the chalice of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord."
--Psalm 115, from the Vespers for Monday, Breviarum Romanum. In thanksgiving for 46 years of life and 16 in the Holy Priesthood. Thanks be to God.
(Photo: Altar of Saint Leo the Great, Saint Peter's Basilica, Roma. "The Meeting between St. Leo the Great and Attila" depicted here is the only altarpiece in St. Peter's consisting of a monumental marble relief. The pope repels Attila and the Huns from attacking Rome; Attila raises his arm as Sts. Peter and Paul appear in the sky. Offered Holy Mass at this altar for intentions of family members 30 April 2008.)