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A Unique Gift: Adopt An Ancient Tuscan Olive Tree

If we have learned anything in dealing with COVID the past two years, we have hopefully learned, or at least have been reminded, of what is important in life. It is not money or material goods. Instead, it is faith, … Continue reading

St. Francis & The First Nativity Scene

In 1223, St. Francis of Assisi, a deacon, was in Greccio, Italy for Christmas. He had recently visited the Holy Land, and wanted to inspire devotion in the villagers, and himself, for midnight Mass. We don’t know exactly how the … Continue reading

T’s Homemade Cannoli Recipe

(Makes two dozen miniature Cannoli or about a dozen regular sized) Ingredients: 2 pounds of Ricotta Cheese Pre-made cannoli shells (can be purchased at bulk food stores or Italian markets) 1 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

With Thanksgiving behind us, many are beginning to plan for their Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinners. Even though the official holidays are a month away, it’s important to get a head start, given not only all the activities of the … Continue reading