Italy

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

Epiphany in Italy

Although in most of Christendom, especially on the Catholic liturgical calendar, we have the eight days or the Octave of Christmas, along with the feast of the Epiphany on January 6th, you wouldn’t know it in the U.S. thanks to … Continue reading

Christmas 2022: Away In An Italian Manger

Location of the First Nativity Gives New Insight to Old Christmas Carols   As I stood there overlooking the Rieti valley, in the hilltop town of Greccio, the lyrics to more than one much-loved Christmas carol came to mind. Away … Continue reading

Summer 2022 Newsletter: Lovely Lakes & Limoncello

Summertime in Italy Lovely Lakes & Limoncello Summer 2022   Caldo, piccante, bollente. The words may look and even sound better in Italian, but when it comes to summer in Italy, there is only one way to describe the weather; hot, … Continue reading