Happy Christmas Eve to all from Claire who is nursing her blisters after opening 55 oyster shells.
Three cheers for Emperor Henry II, the only canonized emperor. Here he is scolding the Romans:
When “Emperor Henry II came to Rome for his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor, he was surprised that they did not recite the [Nicene] creed. He was told that since Rome had never erred in matters of faith there was no need for the Romans to proclaim it at Mass. However, it was included in deference to the emperor and has pretty much remained ever since . . .”