10 October 2015

A Miracle?

Regular readers will be aware that I quite often go into the Ashmolean Museum, England's oldest public museum and part of this University, to commune with that great Pontiff, Papa Lambertini, Pope Benedict XIV. Upstairs, and right along to the furthest room to the West, there he is just inside the door, carved by a very competent anonymous Baroque sculptor, as one of a set of four busts of eighteenth century popes,

Today, he was silent; and then I noticed a tear, a single tear, rolling down from his right eye.

After a few moments of puzzlement, I decided to take a look at the other three Sovereign Pontiffs. Yes! Each of them was clearly lachrymose.

Whatever can this portentous portent portend?

I shall not enable suggestions which are in more than twelve words.

21 comments:

Lepanto said...

..if they keep quiet, the very stones will cry out..

Patrick O'Flynn said...

And Jesus wept.

Eliseus said...

O tempora o mores.

Jacobi said...

He defended the indissolubility of Marriage!

AnthonyMunday said...

U kiddin me? Everyone cries in public nowadays. Don’t need a reason.

David Nelson said...

October 13

Mary Kay said...

My goodness...such wonderful comments!!

Tamquam said...

Sorrow over the great consequences of great sin man brings upon himself.

diff said...

Defensor matrimonii

The Saint Bede Studio said...

They have discerned the purpose of strange devices hovering around : camera & microphone.

Joshua said...

Francisco franciscatur.

(Franciscare = "hacer lío.")

Tony V said...

Two words: England rugby.

Charlesdawson said...

Aeneid I.462

Sue Sims said...

Sunt lacrimae virum.

Pax--Tecum said...

"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables."
(II. Peter 1:16)

RichardT said...

Either the Barque of Peter is leaking, or the Ashmolean roof is.

Tamsin said...

John F. Kennedy said...

quid me solliciti sitis?

fenfrk said...

for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine...

Tamsin said...

Wait, are those tears of sorrow, joy, or laughter?

Liam Ronan said...

"My Soul is sorrowful even unto death". Mt. 26:38