25 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Although it made for quite a late night, we were delighted to be able to attend midnight Mass at the Kapuzinerkirche in Vienna - the church where the royal Habsburgs are entombed. 'Twas a Solemn High Mass of the Tridentine Rite, offered by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and accompanied by choral gregorian chant. The reading of the Last Gospel was followed by Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.

To bed at 2:30, and awakened by Maria at 8:00. A reading of Luke's account of the birth of our Lord. And then presents, coffee, and cinnamon rolls.

Thomas looking exceptionally... healthy? in his new Irish sweater from Aunt Betsy

1 comment:

Cousin Monica said...

It seems that the trend toward the second baby is chunk. All the babies we know are chunky. And to think, yours started the trend thsi year!