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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

The Angelus And How To Pray It With The Pope

During this beautiful month of October we celebrate so many wonderful feast days including recently both the Feast of the Archangels and the Feast of The Guardian Angels. With angels on our mind and our liturgical calendar, here’s a video … Continue reading

Visit San Giovanni Rotondo – The Home of Padre Pio

The poor hill town of San Giovanni Rotondo is located in the northern part of Italy’s heel or the Puglia (Apulia) region, and is made famous by the incredible life of one of Italy’s, and the world’s, most beloved modern-day … Continue reading

The Basilica of St. Mary Major

The Basilica of St. Mary Major, is one of the four papal major basilicas, and the largest, and perhaps oldest church dedicated to the Blessed Mother in the western world. It is also known as “Our Lady of the Snows” … Continue reading