Areviderci sottana!

June 3, 2007

I couldn’t make it to Rome this week with my friends (sniff, sniff, tear, tear) but at least my cassocks are there. My good priest-brothers were in need of this distinct clerical garb for their trip to the Eternal City so they borrowed mine.

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16 Responses to “Areviderci sottana!”

  1. Lynne said

    Montgomery Cliff? I Confess?

    I just watched that for the first time last weekend. Very good movie!

  2. Anonymous said

    So good of you to lend your garb. Now go grab a couple of tissues, take a deep breath…and pray that your priest brethren have those cassocks dry-cleaned when they are back in the USA…After all, it would be cruel to return your garb if had little reminder of good meals they had without you. You know, veal scallopine splatters, fresh-basil-tomato sauce smears…

  3. Anonymous said

    There, there. Chin up, old chap. Just think of the stories your cassocks will tell! Fabulous tales! Transforming lore!

  4. p.j. said

    Areviderci soutana = See you later alligator…or See you late white garments?

  5. jean and paul said

    No need to hide your face in this photo. We are sure you have grown up to be a fine looking fellow. And if not fine, well then quite passable.

  6. t.t. said

    Why couldn’t you go? Did you forget your passport, too?????????????????????????????

  7. rev fr lw gonzales said

    Yes! Excellent! You win the prize!

  8. rev fr lw gonzales said

    Soutana = sou•tane [soo-tahn] –noun Ecclesiastical. A a cassock.
    [Origin: 1830–40; < F < It sottana, fem. of sottano placed below, equiv. to sott(o) below (< L subtus) + -ano -an; form of the F word influenced by sous under]

  9. Anonymous said

    Did they borrow that odd little hat too?

  10. larry said

    Looks like Rock Hudson to me.

  11. Anonymous said

    What is the prize? Hope it is something good for the sake of that winner!

  12. t.j. said

    By the way, Fr. Gonzales,how is your old pal “Sorka?”

  13. Anonymous said

    She’s fine.

    But she can’t remember her password.

  14. Anonymous said

    I should amend that last coment to “I am fine”

    and then I should have said: “So, why are you asking?”

  15. Gerdie said

    Rev. Fr. L.W. Gonzales, You simply must stop modeling yourself after priests — even those who are movie stars — who do not show recent photos of themselves on their blogs! — Gerdie

  16. Dr. Bombay said

    Padre, I’m disturbed that your priest buddies don’t have their own cassocks. There’s an idea…..wouldn’t that make a wonderful “Welcome back to America” gift for the lot of them?

    Yes…yes, it would.

    And you do qualify for the clergy discount. I’m just sayin’….

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