Book I’m Reading

One of the books I’m reading right now is Charles Journet’s The Meaning of Grace. Ron insists that it is one of the best books he’s ever read. He has put it in my hands many times and I am finally getting through it.  Here is a summary of some of his first points in…

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Fathers’ Day in Rome

Fathers’ Day in Rome

Enjoying Fathers’ Day in Rome! Here is the gelateria Dad introduced us to! LOVE YOU, DAD!!! Ron took us to Tre Fontane, the site where Paul was martyred. It is now a Trappist monastery, a silent oasis in the heart of a bustling city! I think it’s beautiful that Ron chose this is as how…

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Summary of Christianity

Here is a summary of Christianity:  Even though it looks like things are bad in the world, God invites us to divine life (giving us grace we are nowhere near deserving) and forgives us (throwing our sins as far as the east is from the west). So, the dice are loaded–all in our favor. The…

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Time off

Time off

Annie, Sebastian and I have taken to having picnics in the park. We eat our little meals, read a book and play music. It is so relaxing! A much-forgotten pass-time! (And it’s just too hot in Texas most of the year!)

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A Dinner of Great Import

It was impossible for me to imagine a dinner on the last day of high school for my first child whom I began formally educating when he was 4 years old. His education started with adding and subtracting strawberries from the Ponchatula Strawberry Festival, and ended with latin, history, philosophy, physics and more in Italy….

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Mighty Is Her Call Retreat

The retreat team for Mighty Is Her Call is busily looking into dates for a fall retreat in Irving. It will be at the Hilton hotel. Guests will enjoy a full day retreat with a plated lunch in the ballroom. Very, very exciting! The retreat is called, “Mighty Is Her Gift” and considers the gifts…

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School Finished!

Little Annie finished 4th grade today! I can hardly believe we made it through the year. Italians grade on a 10-point scale. Annie is at the top of her class, having gotten all 8’s, 9’s and 10’s! She got one 7 which was in Italian. We’ll give her a pass for that. Incredible that she…

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Day 90–It is the end! Praise the Lord!

Today is exactly 90 days from the closing of schools due to the coronavirus outbreak. Look at the news: the virus has lost its force! Even those who test positive in Italy are experiencing a much less dangerous disease. Oh, thank you Lord! [Other Italian doctors are furious that this doctor is saying this. ….

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