Thursday, April 08, 2010

I suppose they've heard it all...

... so why do they still ask where you're headed to in such a hurry? Oh, you should have heard Mr. Highway Patrol laugh when I told him I was late for mass on a Saturday night. I really was though. Anyway, I have traffic court tomorrow morning for that ticket... 82 mph in a 65 zone.

Whose intercession should I seek for this? Is there a patron saint for terrible drivers and merciful judges?

16 comments:

doctoreric said...

You should pray to Sts. Elias the Prophet, Christopher, Francis of Rome, Sebastian of Aparicio as the patrons of automobile drivers; Sts. Ivo of Kermartin, John of Capistrano, and Nicholas (of Santa Claus fame) as the patrons of Judges; and Sebastian and Michael the Archangel as the patrons of policemen.

I told you hagiography was one of my hobbies. :-)

Heather said...

Thanks doctoreric! That's handy to know! =]

Kat, I hope you have a great time on your trip. We went last year in March with our kids. Rome is my favorite city on earth. The Scavi tour under the Vatican is going to blow you away!! Keep in mind though that you aren't allowed to take pictures. Take notes for me, would ya?? I was so awestruck by it all that now I can't remember all the details.

The Crescat said...

I dont think I am getting those Scavi tickets. I havent heard from the excavation office. I made my request only 60 days ago and they need at least 90 days advance notice. But I will still go and see if they had anyone not show up and see if they can squeeze us in.

nazareth priest said...

You might want to add St. Raphael, patron of travelers...I don't know how well he does with speeding tickets (yikes! 82 in a 65mph zone?...anyway) but, it can't hurt!

John said...

Kat,

Its probably best not to point out to the judge that in south Florida the ticket would have been for obstructing traffic.

Just another mad Catholic said...

Perhaps you could ask Our Lady and St Joeseph for their intercesion

Jon said...

First of all, you should've said you were simply taking the opportunity to familiarize yourself with Italian traffic.

Second of all, if you were going to Mass Saturday night, it wasn't the Traditional Mass or the Byzantine Liturgy you were flying to. You were speeding to the Novus Ordo.

I say take your punishment like a man.

Suburbanbanshee said...

St. Thomas More, pray for us!

You might also have a word with good old St. Expeditus, who was your basic fastmoving Roman infantry martyr. Or the martyrs of Abitina -- they understood the need to get to Mass!

Bring your church bulletin or a copy of the Mass schedule with you. At least they'll know you weren't lying.

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ocd sister said...

Crescat--

Before I entered the cloister I went to Rome. I just showed up at the office and said I had to see the schiave before leaving Rome. They told me I should have done it in advance, etc, but I told them (truthfully) that Mother Prioress had told me not to leave Rome without seeing the schiave. The gentleman in the ticket booth gave me a ticket for the next day! Don't fret too much. Just go (with a copy of your request if you have one) and ask one of the carabinieri to show you where to go get the ticket. Once at the booth, very kindly insist that you must see the schiave, etc.

Best wishes tomorrow at court and in Rome!

The Crescat said...

Jon, a local parish has a monthly mef the first Saturday evening of every month. Now they have it weekly. But at the time I was stopped for speeding I was heading to Latin mass. I would never hurry for the NO. :-P

and OCD Sister... see the post above! I got tickets! WOOOOOOOOOO

Badger Catholic said...

I would never hurry for the NO.
LOL!

The Crescat said...

oh, btw... I got the ticket reduced and court went fine. I am not blogging frm cell block C.

PaxetBonum said...

So, the judge was Catholic?

Enjoy traffic school, if it's done well it's a good refresher on your state vehicle code. I get a refresher course on the Calif VC every couple of years, myself, almost always for "speeding", natch. When it comes to "speeding", everyone here (including the cops) are criminals. But I don't think they ever ticket themselves.

Too bad the Church doesn't have "Mass cops" who ticket liturgical terrorists for abuses and compel them to take a mandatory refresher course on the Catechism and the GIRM.

nazareth priest said...

Kat: Praise Jesus!

Nan said...

But officer, I was hurrying to pray to God that I'd get my ride in the Popemobile.