Monthly Archive: January, 2014

Story of Your Life


Third Sunday in Ordinary Time It has taken me about two weeks since getting back from Italy to shake off a really nasty cold. But I’m better now, way better than I’ve ever… Continue reading

Final Stop: the Pontifical North American College


The Janiculum Hill is one of the best locations in Rome for a breathtaking view of the innumerable domes and bell towers that pierce the skyline of the multi-hued architectural museum. … The Janiculum … is… Continue reading

Epiphany Parade


The Christmas Season comes to a close with the celebration of Epiphany, the 12th night of Christmas. The scriptural account of the visit of the Magi from the East is brought to life… Continue reading

Tour of Florence


Back home we celebrate Epiphany, the Manifestation of the Christ Child to the nations through the visit of the Magi from the east, on the first Sunday after 1 January. Here however, 6… Continue reading

Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze


As we approached the city of Florence, we stopped at a scenic overlook. From that height we glimpsed the Duomo of Firenze, the Arno River, and the Pontevecchio, which is among Florence’s top… Continue reading

Sunday Morning in Assisi


We had three hours on our own in Assisi on Sunday Morning, after which we would hit the road for Florence. After breakfast, we packed our bags and checked out. We didn’t plan… Continue reading

A Night in Assisi


We hit the road the morning of Friday 3 January for Assisi, home to Francis and Clare and their humble companies of religious men and women. Our first stop at the end of… Continue reading

Five Days in Rome – Part 7


The Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven (Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara coeli al Campidoglio) is located on the highest summit of the Capitoline Hill. It is still the designated Church… Continue reading

Five Days in Rome – Part 6


Symbol of Rome: Romulus and Remus being nursed by the she-wolf. It was our one free day in Rome before heading up to Assisi and Florence. So we arranged for the tour bus… Continue reading

Five Days in Rome – Part 5


Now, just because the title says 5 days in Rome, that doesn’t mean … this post is in fact just part 2 of day 3. But you weren’t thinking that, of course. After… Continue reading

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