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Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek

 My first flash cards in 20 years! I love Greek–I am firing on all cylinders.  These pristine cards have now traveled on a train to Rome, hung out in a coffeeshop in the Termini train station, diner lots of good work in the study hall at the Angelicum, and seen me to my first test…

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A New View of Lent

 Reading Fr. Roch’s Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology, I was struck by his exposition on Jesus’ temptation in the desert.  “[The] one great temptation Jesus faced during his public ministry [was] to become a Messiah who fulfills the expectations of the people” (p. 98).  This is the focus of my Lent this year, as we…

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Roman Pizza

Roman Pizza

 Kathryn : Since you are gifted at making authentic Roman pizza, can you tell me if this recipe looks okay?  Alessandra: Well, I suggest you use fresh yeast, not the dried granules.  Kathryn: What is that and where do you find it?  Alessandra: [Sends photos of fresh yeast packaging] After a trip around the grocery…

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Annie’s Valentine Pun

 For years, Annie has made puns. Constantly. She finds pun material everywhere.  Today, she was making pizza dough. She kneaded it for about 10 minutes. Then she grinned her most mischievous smile, held out the dough in the shape of a heart, and said, “Doughn’t you think you should be my valentine?”  Speaking of Valentines,…

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A Wonderful Mom

A Wonderful Mom

 My mom is wonderful! On the occasion of her birthday, I am reminded of so many happy memories:  Rollerskating and having picnics in Central Park Eating at a Jewish diner near our apartment and ordering blueberry blitzes Walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her and looking at mother/daughter images Going to ballets, plays…

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Ron and I in Rome

Ron and I in Rome

 Ron and I had a wonderful Saturday in Rome. We now have a new favorite church, Santuario di San Salvatore in Lauro, that houses the gloves of Padre Pio, and a new restaurant, Da Francesco. Lovely, relaxing day; so happy to see Romans out and about. So happy WE were out and about!

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