Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Doing the Pope's bidding …

After Mass this morning, our pastor told us that the Pope had requested that those of us who got ashes for Ash Wednesday take a selfie and show it around. Here's mine.


  1. May you have a wonder-filled Lenten season. And so say something about the picture on the wall behind you.

  2. The painting is by Daniel Murphy, a college classmate of mine and also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It is a fantasy based on rocks and other things observed in the desert of southern Utah. It is exceedingly well painted.

  3. I thought a man eccentric when I saw him taking a selfie on the steps of St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington yesterday evening. I didn't know that he was acting on the the Pope's request.