Some of the brethren seem to regret the decision to move the offices of our American embassy to the Holy See from the current location near Circus Maximus to the Via Veneto.
I know very little about it. But I do know this much:
The new location is a five-minute walk to the famous “Capuchin Crypt” church.
I would think:
The more frequently our diplomats can visit these chapels, the better.
Sicut transit gloria mundi.
One thought on “Embassy to the Capuchin Crypt”
The Catacombs of San Callisto in Roma, those of Stefansdom in Wien, or, most directly, the l’Ossuaire Municipal in Paris, are a reminder that a lot of people have died. The attempts to keep the dead among us was never more direct to me than in Peru, where the ancestors bones are a household item. The Bible is very direct about it, “My brothers, one can confidently say to you about the patriarch David that he died and was buried, and his tomb is in our midst to this day.” [Acts 2:29].
We live in a time and place where a large part of the populace is trying desperately to ignore the reality of life that is death. Not just the diplomats, all must keep this reality firmly in mind. Which brings us back to the Mud Diggers: no sense in hunkering down, we must be about our business. Nous devons tendre nos jardins.
In God we trust.