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Closing out the evening with some much-needed downtime on the back porch with my housemates. Goodnight everyone, and thanks for following along! #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Scott Diekema
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September 28, 2016
The Meantime is closed for the day, and I'm here reviewing inventory to prepare our next order. These are just enough beans to last us through the week! #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Scott Diekema
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September 27, 2016
Hard at work trying to make my latte art look less like a Rorschach test...the espresso machine is now up and running, so baristas are taking today to get acquainted with the expanded drink menu, and I'm making sure that we have everything we need to keep operations running smoothly! #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Scott Diekema
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Life in Chapel Hill wouldn't be the same without TRU Deli. Fellow scholar Colby Kirkpatrick agrees. #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Scott Diekema
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Namaste from Hindi class! I'm captivated by South Asia and hope to live in the region sometime after graduation. Also, peep the MC-founded @thrillcitync sticker on my water bottle. #TakeoverTuesday 📷: Scott Diekema
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Good morning! I'm Scott Diekema, a sophomore from Iowa City, Iowa studying Economics and Asian Studies with a minor in entrepreneurship. This summer Lauren Eaves '18 and I worked on @meantimecoffee - a student-run, non-profit coffee shop that opened two weeks ago in the Campus Y. I spend most of my time at the shop, so to any coffee lovers out there, this #TakeoverTuesday is for you! 📷: Scott Diekema
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My final saint for the day is one of the two patron saints of Italy (the other being St. Francis of Assisi), one of the six patron saints of Europe, and one of the four women Doctors of the Church (a title given to saints who have made particularly important contributions to church theology or doctrine). St. Catherine of Siena never became a nun but was a third-order Dominican mystic who went from living a quiet life in her parents’ home to being a theologian, philosopher, writer, and diplomat whose accomplishments included helping establish peace among warring city-states in Italy and helping convince Pope Gregory XI to bring the papacy back to Rome from its exile in Avignon, France. Thank you for following along with my SEP adventures, everyone! I leave you with an inspirational thought from St. Catherine: “If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” Clockwise from top left: Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, one block from the Pantheon in Rome, where St. Catherine is buried; interior of the church; tomb of St. Catherine. 📷: Megan Mazzocchi #MeganMondays #StCatherineofSiena
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If you visit St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, you might want to wear your rubber boots! Because of its proximity to the Grand Canal and because it is gradually sinking (!), St. Mark’s can get a little wet during higher tides. As you can see from the two shots taken from inside the narthex of the basilica, intrepid pilgrims are willing to wait in line on risers and wade in if necessary (I have to admit, my feet got thoroughly soaked!). It’s well worth it, however, to be able to visit the tomb of our most concise gospel writer (the Gospel According to Mark is the shortest, yet most detailed, of the four gospels) and to see the glittering mosaics and other works of art inside the basilica. Clockwise from top: tomb of St. Mark; St. Mark’s Square under water; mosaic in the main apse; gift shop in the lobby—on a platform above the water; an entrance to the basilica. 📷: Megan Mazzocchi #MeganMondays #StMarktheEvangelist #StMark #Venice
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You may have heard St. Anthony of Padua referred to as the “finder of lost articles.” I’d never really thought about why people ask for his intercession when they’ve lost something, but during my SEP I learned the backstory: St. Anthony himself lost a very precious item and prayed fervently for its return. St. Francis had put St. Anthony in charge of the Franciscan friars’ studies, and St. Anthony had a book of psalms in which he had written copious notes and comments that helped him while teaching the brothers. This irreplaceable volume was stolen by a novice who decided to leave the order. As a result of St. Anthony’s prayers, not only was the book returned, but the novice returned to the order as well. St. Anthony died in 1231 at the age of 36 and was canonized less than a year later. Clockwise from top left: a Franciscan brother snaps a pic of a statue of St. Anthony; excellent signage in the Basilica di Sant’Antonio di Padova; the tomb of St. Anthony; a gorgeous reliquary containing important artifacts from St. Anthony’s life. 📷: Megan Mazzocchi #MeganMondays #StAnthonyofPadua #StAnthony #Padua
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You might think it strange that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, is among the saints I visited on my pilgrimage to Italy. Although Elizabeth was born and raised in New York City in the late 1700s, a visit to Livorno, Italy, with her ailing husband was pivotal in her journey toward sainthood. Her husband died in Italy while still in quarantine, and Elizabeth was taken in by the family of his Italian business partner. While attending Catholic churches in Livorno, Elizabeth was drawn to the faith. Upon her return to New York, she converted to Catholicism and later established both the first congregation of religious sisters in the United States (Sisters of Charity) and the nation’s Catholic parochial school system. Though there are many churches in the United States named for Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first was in Livorno. Clockwise from left: Statue of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the graves of her husband, William (right), and his business partner, Filippo Filicchi (left), in the churchyard of the Church of Santa Elisabetta Anna Seton in Livorno; William’s gravestone; the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in Livorno, where Elizabeth often prayed; a plaque outside and one of several frescoes inside the church dedicated to Mother Seton, depicting scenes from her life. 📷: Megan Mazzocchi #MeganMondays #StElizabethAnnSeton #MotherSeton #Livorno
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