I was messaging with a colleague about the Closing Mass for the Synod on the Amazon, and I was suddenly overwhelmed with a great desire to spend another month-long working holiday in Rome. 

Goodness knows when Benedict Ambrose and I will be able to do that. My guess is as good as yours, but I’m putting my metaphorical money on an October, maybe a November lockdown, to last until April. At some point in 2022, I’m hoping, there will be ticker tape Victory Over COVID parades, and then I can book a flat. 

I’m thinking a triumphal progress around the western world. First Canada, to see every member of our Canadian family and all our Canadian friends. Then Poland to see my Godling and her beautiful parents and their family and friends. 

Praise the Lord

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