Whatsamatta, St. Ann? You got selective hearing?

... Look. I'm writing about something that has nothing to do with dieting. Be amazed.So here's a happy story about a woman who prayed to St. Ann and got herself a man. Not just any man...a Swiss Guard.You want to call me obsessive about anything, call me obsessive about the Guardia Svizzera Pontificia. Sigh. So molto bello.What's not to love? Handsome, single, manly, and Catholic.I'm happy for the soon-to-bride. No, really I am. I love that you all have sent me links … [Read more...]

And Catholic Fangirls Everywhere Swooned…

... Archbishop Georg Gänswein and the Swiss Guard. … [Read more...]

I Guess It’s Settled. I’m Rome Bound…

... Boy, that coin I threw in the Trevi two years ago really worked! Looks like I'm going to be heading back to Rome with my partner in crime for the canonization of two popes by ... wait, two popes. What does it all meeeeeean?Since I was there for the beatification of JPII and now his canonization I'm pretty sure this makes me an honorary Polack. And the biggest Catholic fangirl ever.Anyway, I have so much to do until then. Like figure out what I'm going to wear for that long … [Read more...]

Molto Bello Monday…

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Très Bien Thursday…

... Because I figured you all needed a little treat having put up with my junk all week. And really, why wait till Molto Bello Monday to enjoy a little gratuitous Gänswein?And a little Swiss Guard too. Blog can always use a little more Swiss Guard. … [Read more...]

Oh my gosh… I’ve neglected my stalking duties…

... In the flurry of excitement over the conclave and the election of Pope Francis I've completely forgotten my stalking duties. SWISS GUARD!Handsome and holy.Image source. … [Read more...]

Handy Dandy Guide To Get You Through The Conclave…

... Tomorrow the conclave begins, in case you hadn't heard. And so begins Pope Watch 2013. Below is some useful information you may need, and some fun pictures too. If you came looking for papabile gossip you're at the wrong blog.When To Watch...Their set schedule will officially begin on Tuesday at 7 a.m. [Rome time], when the cardinals are required to move in to Domus Santae Marthae for the duration of the conclave, and will end until a new Pope is chosen.Schedule for first … [Read more...]

A little something to hold ya over…

... I will be MIA for a few days. Various forces are converging on our nation's capitol and duty calls. By "duty" I of course mean lots of Catholic nerdy stuff, good food, and fine drink. In the meantime, please accept this picture of a very molto bello Swiss guardsman as an offering in reparation for my absence. Now let us quietly sigh and thank the Lord for His most wonderful creation... man. Handsome, dark eyed, chisel jawed, Catholic man. Image source.Hey... I'm not … [Read more...]

Is it possible there’s something cuter than a kitten…

CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters … [Read more...]