Merry Christmas and happy feast day of Saint Genevieve! As a one time resident of la Ville Lumière, I developed a piety of fascination with the city’s patroness. It is a pity that the theomachists desecrated her temple and her relics, but the Panthéon still stands as a testament to her place in the city’s heritage and life. When a Christian king once again rules France, Parisians will honor Saint Genevieve properly. They can even leave M. Arouet in the temple’s basement, as he could probably benefit from the nearby prayers of the faithful. As for Jean-Jacques, well, I suspect that there might be a legitimate limit to Christian charity.
Last week, Fr. Z. posted a charming tribute to the Mars Rovers: “Spirit and Oppy on Mars.” It included this xkcd comic:
One of the commentators opined that little Spirit would one day return home to be lavished with attention at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. I thought the same when I saw the comic. One day . . .