Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Peace Museum at the Immaculate was so amazing that I had to go back with M.
Msgr. Ryan's seminary textbooks are there more than one hundred years later...
A beautiful sanctuary lamp in the dusty garret...
"Madison 3559, and make it quick, operator."
Dusty old Jesuits:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The place is a mish-mash of architectural styles. Or, as the architect described it, "eclectic." The exterior is Tudorish. The drawing room is French Empire. The smoking room is Moroccan. The dining room is medieval. Etc.
Here's a Moroccan lamp in the smoking room:
Cool old knick-knacks in the grand hall:
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Where else would you find the 1968 interior decorator's plan for the office of a seminary president....
Or a hand-tinted Bishop Junger...
Or a spiritual bouquet for Bishop O'Dea--can't believe the children of St Alphonsus only offered 25,000 aspirations and prayers...
Or an easy-to-assemble orphanage complete with nuns and orphans?
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Tonight we celebrated the almost-200th birthday of Herman Melville with Chris and Rebecca. They really get into character, and I do mean really.
There were temporary tattoos for everyone along with a plank to walk and a deck to swab for those so inclined.
A meal suited for the long nights at sea. There was even hardtack.
The pièce de résistance. Possibly the most extraordinary dessert ever created.
Literary crafts with pages from "Moby Dick" and grog to end the evening.