Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

“ seems abundantly clear that fasting represents an important ascetical practice, a spiritual arm to do battle against every possible disordered attachment to ourselves.”
Pope Benedict XVI


  1. well, ain't that a perfect message for our era? If ever a culture suffered from disordered attachments, reckon it is ours. Mercy.

  2. Chalice2, they are not Prada shoes. Do a little research please. The shoes that you are backhandedly referring to are handmade. Perhaps they are a bit showy due to their color but they seem very practical for a man of the Pope's age. A much younger man could perhaps be a fisher of men and wear a sandal, would you rather he wear White Nike Hightops untied with the laces flopping???

  3. Prada is a very established, family-owned leather/apparel goods company in Italy. It would seem most fitting for them to make shoes for the pope. I see nothing wrong with that.