- Tuesday, 18 March 2014 13:17
The news from the Holy See is so secretive that a year ago Pope Francis thought he needed to find out for himself to what extent the Roman Curia needed reform. Only now are we able to reveal the pontifical secret. The bishop of Rome did the unusual: he went undercover. Apparently, Francis has caught the eye of the acclaimed show whose executives at CBS confirmed “that Chief Executive Officer of The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Pope Francis would be appearing in … the hit television show Undercover Boss.”
We know he prefers an alias, so anything is possible for the CEO of the Catholic Church to do his own investigation of the workings –or, not– of the Roman Curia. Watch the show to see who Bishop of Rome sends on vacation.
- Thursday, 25 April 2013 14:20
‘The Maastricht Hours’, Liège 14th century (British Library, Stowe 17, fol. 172r)
- Monday, 22 April 2013 15:16
a VIP party
(popes, cardinals, bishops and abbots on the left. kings, princes and dukes on the right)
Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France ca. 1450-1470 (Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 134, fol. 85r)
- Friday, 22 February 2013 22:46
Edward Gorey would have been 88 today had he lived; Gorey died in 2000.
Born in Chicago and lived on Cape Cod having lived at times in NYC, Gorey’s imagination is wild and very humorous if you can recognize his line of thinking. As with artists he’s got a complex
view of life and personal history.
Edward Gorey is a Harvard educated, self-taught artist of the Gashleycrumb Tines
and The Doubtful Guest
among other works.
Gorey is one who makes me laugh and think. And from the first time meeting his work by way of a Jesuit friend of mine, Gorey has provided me a chance to think outside the box with his mysterious, macabre and merry sense of humor. Thanks to my friend Camille for reminding of the birthday.