The 40-Day Lenten Blogging Challenge

I'll say this in my best Ned-Stark-from-Game-of-Thrones voice: Lent is coming. For most people in the US, this is an annual thing where Catholics walk around with weird black letter T's on their foreheads, and they start exercising for a few weeks and frequent McDonald's for their yearly Filet-O-Fish sandwich on Fridays. But for practicing Catholics, …

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The Pope’s Angelus

"Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of …

Monte San’Angelo

Hey all, Mass gallery post of a few things we did over the weekend at San Giovanni Rotondo and neighboring mountain town Monte San'Angelo, on the slopes of Monte Gargano region in southern Italy, before departing north for Florence & the Tuscany region. The small town of Monte San'Angelo was beautiful, with a central castle and narrow …