Today at the store we experienced a surprise bibliographical visitation by Fr. John Berg, superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Father Berg, a native of the Twin Cities, has had a long history of making pilgrimages to the store. We were pleased, as always, to be able to provide a nice stack of good books for good uses. (As is evident in the photo at right, Fr. Berg is pleased with his book selections.) May God bless Fr. Berg and the FSSP!
Which leads me to consider more the idea of making a "pilgrimage" to Loome Theological Booksellers. I am amazed at just how many people refer to their trips here as pilgrimages. Even prelates of the Church have used the expression!
So what would it take to have an indulgence attached to visiting the store (with the usual conditions, of course)? Could we have the store named as a sort of Holy Book Shrine? I should have asked Fr. Berg while he was here.