Category Archives: Rome

Arrivederci, Roma

“Our bags are packed we’re ready to go…” Isn’t that a Peter, Paul and Mary song?  It may be a paraphrase, but it does describe the reality for us on our last night in this most amazing of cities.  Are we … Continue reading

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Veglia Missionaria Diocesana: “Spezzare pane per tutti i popoli”*

I write this entry with the deepest sense of humility and gratitude to the Lord for what He is doing in our lives. This past Thursday evening, October 21, David, I and Katie, along with another couple (going to Zambia) and two sisters … Continue reading

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Surprised by English

Bernini angel in Sant’Andrea al Quirinale Have you ever been reminded in a fresh way of the obvious? We had that experience yesterday. Admittedly, we were primed for it – it was raining, we were semi-lost, the Roman sights that … Continue reading

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Judging by Appearances (part 2)

   Working amidst the distractions of Rome Sr. Angela told us before we came that there was a good view of St. Peter’s from the VOICA house. When I mentioned this to Claire at the time, she was unimpressed, … Continue reading

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Judging by Appearances

We’ve always loved thinking about architecture. Eons ago when we were dating, we would walk through neighborhoods, admiring and critiquing the houses as we passed. We still award the “Green Weenie” to the most disastrous house that we see.   Rome … Continue reading

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We’re Italians Now!

So, what has to happen for someone to be considered Roman? Or, how does one move from “tourist” to resident? Is it simply the passage of time, or does one have to yawn as one passes the Colosseum or St. Peter’s or … Continue reading

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Cortona, by accident

The big event of the week was the arrival of Mark and Naomi and babies in-utero from Jerusalem Saturday evening.  The good news was that Sr. Angela said she was happy to pick them up by car, accompanied by Rory.  … Continue reading

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