Monday, April 16, 2007

Christus resurrexit!

We're already out of the Octave, but I still want to wish each and every one of you the grace, joy and peace of our risen Lord!
I hope you had a fruitful and spiritual Easter break. I know I did.

Well, time for the solution to our little game. I had some problems beating back the hordes that were willing to take the challenge...

Okay, seriously: Even if Castor only had gotten one out of the ten right he'd still be the winner, because he was the only one who gave it a try. And he did well. Score: 8 out of 10!

Here's the solution:
1. Giobbe
2. Tisserant
3. Bacci
4. Cento
5. Cushing
6. Landazuri-Rickets
7. Larraona
8. Rugambwa
9. Tappouni
10. Tardini

So, congratulations, Castor! Your price: A nice color photograph of Albert Cardinal Meyer, Archbishop of Chicago.

Everybody else look away. That's Castor's price!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. 4 is NOT Lercaro but Cento.

9:11 AM  
Blogger leo said...

Now will you look at that!
You are completely right!
I really thought it was Lercaro, but once I read the name "Cento", my eyes were opened.
Too bad you didn't take part in the competition. You might have won!

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am fairly new to this great blog. However, in reviewing past wonderful posts and photos, I find that I may be able to solve a mystery: In February 2006 photos, there is a photo of an "unidentifiable cardinal receiving his galero from an unidentifiable pope." I actually think that it is, believe it or not Saint Pius X!!
Why do I think this? In the right of the photo, you can make out a youngish private chamberlain with a big head of dark hair. This may be Msgr Sanz de Samper. He was a most unusual character in his own right and he fits this description. Although his privy chamberlainship extended for a few years into Benedict XV's and Pius XI's reign, the quality of this photo shows it to be from an earlier stage of photo expertise. Look at the Pope after this observation and you will see that it does look like S Pius X indeed!
Those are my thoughts which I hope are valid observations. I throw it out there...

6:55 PM  
Blogger leo said...

Thanks for the input!
You made quite a point there!

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Cas said...

No, it's Pius XI, albeit with the interesting observation of Sanz de Samper, who went mad at the end. I'm glad I won the prize.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes you say Pius XI with such authority? I would be glad to accept the verdict but what can you adduce that's not equal to my speculative appraisal?
I know Sanz de Samper went mad. He would make a fascinating study!

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Castor said...

Someone should do the study. Salvador Miranda of Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church has collected lots of info.

I say it with only my own authority. I can recognise the face. Also, there are some other indications but I can't rmember them off hand. I am writing a doctorate on Ratti.

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Castor said...

I've looked at the photo again. It's just a poor quality photo. If you look closely, you will see that the pope is wearing little oval glasses. Pius XI. Also, on the right, that's not Sanz but Respighi, the Master of Ceremonies, who wore choir dress for those occasions, and he's not a Privy Chamberlain but a Domestic Prelate, in a manteletta. Also, at the bottom of the stairs IS a Privy Chamberlain, Confalioneri, in croccia and ermine. Confalioneri was called by Pius XI to become cameriere segreto partecipante, as he knew him from Lombardy.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhapscastor or someone else has already made this observation: Again, being a recent fan of this excellent blog, in reviewing previous posts, may I refer to January of '06? Delle Piane was never created a Cardinal. He died as an Archbishop. He's wearing the watered silk of a Nuncio (notice the pom on the biretta). Easy for us to analyze, the blogmaster does all the wonderful work!

8:27 PM  
Blogger leo said...

Thanks for the input and the praise. I'll be up to my cheekbones in studies for the next month, so posting might become a bit scarce. We'll see...

11:55 AM  

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