Just a quick post to thank you all for your prayers. . .
My gloom (purely self-imposed) about the thesis was quickly lifted when I checked the WISH LIST and noticed that generous souls had been busy browsing and buying! As always, I am grateful.
I owe a few folks Thank You notes. . .I may wait until after Christmas to send them. I don't trust Poste Italiane as a matter of course, but I really don't trust them during the holidays.
Mille Grazie, Fr. Philip, OP
P.S. Closer to early morning in the U.S., I will repost an old homily for the Immaculate Conception.