A Time to Say Goodbye

Written by Allyson Escobar for her Lolo (Grandpa) Pete Lagrosa. Throughout his life, Pedro "Pete" Lagrosa, 81, has always cared for others. He admires the Italian saints Padre Pio, St. Peregrine, and St. Francis of Assisi for their qualities of courage, devotion, and sympathy for people everywhere. Wanting to pray and follow in their holy footsteps, …

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Of the Saints: Forli, Siena, & Assisi

Other than roaming around some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, we also took multiple side-trips to several small towns along the countryside, as part of our saintly pilgrimage. These towns, while comfortably sewn into the landscape and not as sprawling with tourists, are particularly known for their charm, their antiqueness, and what got them onto …