Wednesday, December 07, 2005
12 November 2005, Saturday
Insofar as you are apparently an Augustinian in Rome . . .
I love getting emails like this.
In point of fact, my current residence is in the Commonwealth of Virginia, i.e. Old Dominion. I am, I grant, an Augustinian, and an inveterate one at that, but probably not the kind of Augustinian you're looking for. The only vows I took were about having and holding, and something about making babies.
. . . where St. Augustine of Hippo's relics from Pavia were recently translated for veneration, (and because he is my confirmation saint) . . .Mine is St. Thomas. But probably not the one you think.
. . . I am writing you, to seek your help, in my obtainin[g] a valid 3rd class relic medal or badge of St. Augustine of Hippo, either from the Augustinians, from the Church in Pavia, the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, or some other Vatican or church source.
I'm happy to help in any way I am able. But you might have more luck speaking to someone who actually lives in Rome.
With my sincere thanks, and apologies, and looking forward to hearing from you soon, I am
Very Truly Yours,
And I yours.
# posted by Jamie : 2:03 PM