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Formerly entitled: "What Does The Prayer Really Say?" - Clear, straight commentary on Catholic issues, liturgy and life by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf    o{]:¬)



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By: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 15:06:23 +0000

I am informed that some types of the feed are gone. I will have to make some purchases when I get back.



By: irishgirl

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:46:37 +0000

Very nice bird painting-to think that it has survived after being buried by Vesuvius! Yes, your birds will be flocking to you when you get back home, Father Z...and they'll be saying, 'FEED US! FEED US!' ; )



By: AnAmericanMother

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:14:23 +0000

My goodness, that bird has big feet! (and a big beak too). Wonder what he is - the Romans were very accurate in their portrayals of nature.



By: wanda

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:52:32 +0000

Sweet little bird in the painting. I'm sure the birds will be glad to see you and get their feeders filled up again. I think they will be waiting and not wander far. They will probably be there to greet you whilst drumming their little toes.



By: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:08:44 +0000

Anita: Yes, that Agrippa Postumus. Makes the story concrete, doesn't it?



By: New Sister

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:08:40 +0000

Supertradmum – I agree - in 2004 a surgeon friend of mine in IN operated on a woman who had been dead for 45 minutes (blood clots in her lungs). She miraculously awoke from a coma within 48 hours after the surgery, and recounted to him her “life after death” experience – she said she found herself in a garden (lush beyond description) and was met by Our Lord, who walked with her briefly through the garden before sending her back …she said there were countless birds that crescendoed in song as the LORD passed by them. (My friend included all this in his medical report!) I’ll try to find it on line – she came back with no brain damage whatever – just attacks from satan for a while, and a period of sadness adjusting back to the world after having been “up there,” in this garden.



By: doanli

Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:43:15 +0000

Wow--- I wonder if it's still in existence? (Bird lover here too, obviously!) My sister heard a bird singing outside her daughter's window at midnight, the anniversary of our mother's departure from this world, and we believe it was our mama singing to them. ;) (She loved singing.)



By: Anita Moore OPL

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:30:44 +0000

Is the owner of the bedroom the same Agrippa Postumus who was the grandson of Augustus and son of Marcus Agrippa, Augustus' lieutenant, and alleged to have been the best boyhood friend of Claudius in Robert Graves' I, Claudius (and portrayed in the miniseries by John Castle)?



By: Supertradmum

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:06:48 +0000

I love birds and think that their morning and evening choruses are like Vigils and Vespers. I really do think they sing to God. Birds represent beauty, simplicity of life, freedom, especially in the air, and transcendence. I like to think that one reason we love them is that they are so vulnerable as well as beautiful. I am glad this bird got berries from someone. As you know, however, the Romans, at least, were famous for their bird recipes, so I hope this is a happy rminder of birds, rather than a reminder of meals to come. The fact that the painting is in a bedroom indicates romance and love rather than eating....