Coronation Pope Francesco

Coronation Pope Francesco

It was pretty big news here in Rome, and everywhere, last month when Benedict XVI put in notice. It happened really fast, he announced on 11 February that his last day would be 28 February. I was mostly excited that … (read more)

Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

Abbazia delle Tre Fontane

On March 14, 2012 Daniele and I visited the Abbazia delle Tre Fontane. This is an abbey built on a site of three springs, the site of martyrdom of St. Paul. This write-up and photos are from over a year … (read more)

Monastery of Saint Benedict – Sacro Speco

Monastery of Saint Benedict – Sacro Speco

On March 5, 2012 Daniele brought me to the Saint Benedict Monastery of Sacro Speco. This write-up and photos are from over a year ago, March 2012, but they never made it up. I’m trying to upload old pictures and … (read more)

Assisi Pilgrimage

Assisi Pilgrimage

On Feburary 25, 2012, Daniele and I spent the day in Assisi as part of a weekend visiting his family in Umbria. This write-up and photos are from over a year ago, February 2012, but they never made it up. … (read more)

Musei Vaticani

Musei Vaticani

Today I finally went to the Vatican Museum. When my mom, Aunt Linda, and I came to Rome four years ago we made our “Vatican” day Sunday. We did this to get our stuff blessed by the pope, not realizing … (read more)