Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is widely celebrated in Italy and is a public holiday. The day commemorates when Mary, the mother of Jesus, was graced by God to lead a life “free of sin” according to Catholic belief but yet gets pregnant with Baby Jesus on this day. Nowhere is... Continue Reading →

Easter Traditions In Rome

I have had the pleasure of spending Easter in Rome a number of times. The city is very crowded with tourists and often school children. "La Settimana Santa" or the Holy Week is considered a perfect time to visit the Eternal City. Many hope to see the Pope who is in residence and gives Mass... Continue Reading →

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