St. John the Baptist
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About the Author
I'm a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, working on a theology degree at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
I'll use this blog to chronicle any noteworthy experiences I may have while away from home, as well as muse on Catholicism, culture, etc.
My views are solely my own, based on a reasonable grounding in the Western Tradition, and subject to correction if necessary. They do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer or any institution with which I am associated.
Tag Archives: History
Every day on my way to class I pass the front gate of a luxury resort hotel on the Janiculum hill, called the Villa Agrippina. It looks like a very nice (if expensive) place for family and friends to stay, … Continue reading
I recently finished reading Evelyn Waugh’s biography of St. Edmund Campion, an Oxford scholar-turned-Jesuit priest who was martyred under Queen Elizabeth I. I find the history of the English Reformation fascinating, in part because England was not at all a … Continue reading
The Pope was in his chapel before day or battle broke, (Don John of Austria is hidden in the smoke.) Today is the memorial of St. Pius V, who was Pope from 1566 to 1572. He is an important figure … Continue reading