Art

Madonna del Bagni: Hidden Italian Marian Shrine of Miracles

Anyone who has ever visited European churches, especially churches in Italy, is familiar with the framed silver images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that are often found displayed on the walls of these holy places. In some of the … Continue reading

St. Fina

I have been blessed to visit San Gimignano in Tuscany, more than once, but had not heard much about St. Fina (Seraphina), this gentle Italian saint, until my most recent visit to this village. She lived her very short life in … Continue reading

Touring the Sistine Chapel

Imagine being in the Sistine Chapel with only a handful of people. No security guards repeatedly shouting “silenzio” as you make your way shoulder-to-shoulder through the galleries and down the narrow stairs and into the Chapel chambers, only to be … Continue reading