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Fabulous Leah!

Fabulous Leah!

 We were so HONORED and BLESSED to have my sister Leah come for a visit! She was with us all week and rolled up her sleeves and helped us with daily life! She really blended in and was a joy to have around. We had a fun Friday night party and she made carrot cake…

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What a Date!

 Ron surprised me and took me on a date. Saturday morning he said, “I want to take you to Cascia today!” He knew I was dying to go to the home town of St. Rita, a saint mother. And so we drove 3 hours each way and enjoyed the medieval town in all its loveliness….

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Halloween and All Saints Day

We had one of our best Halloweens ever! For school, Annie carved a pumpkin and dressed her up as Audrey Hepburn. Then she dressed as a Halloween-themed emoji! For Halloween itself, we went to the UD campus. Annie dressed herself as Audrey Hepburn this time, and Sebastian was originally a ninja but turned into a…

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Theological Thursday: Our Daily Bread

 Isn’t it interesting that Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread”? As a comfortable 21st century American, I am rarely hungry for long. I usually interpret this verse spiritually, asking God to supply all my needs and help me rely on him rather than engage in self-sufficiency or a Pelagian…

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Frascati Museum

Frascati Museum

 Annie and I had a wonderful time meeting up in Frascati with some other parents and students from her class. We went to the museum in Frascati where there are remains dating back to the 4th c. B.C! This area is rich, fertile and temperate. Culture after culture has re-made it for themselves. And here…

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Appian Way

Appian Way

 I had a lovely stroll down the ancient Appian Way, the Appia Antica, with an accomplished tour guide, Annie. She had gone with her class and learned so much. She shared with me all along the way! We walked for 3.5 hours! 

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The Italian Alps

The Italian Alps

They are ALL they are cracked up to be! In 5th grade, Annie learned about all the regions of Italy in her Italian school. She fell in love with Trentino Alto Adige, one of the alpine regions in northern Italy. She has raved about it for over a year. She says she wants to move…

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Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian

We went to Mass at the Basilica of San Sebastiano where St. Sebastian is buried. His tomb is above a beautiful statue of his martyrdom. Across from this enclave is another with Bernini’s last statue, Christ as Savior of the World. It is so beautiful.  Being in that church was very moving to me. It…

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Leigh is now at the Swiss School of Rome

Leigh is now at the Swiss School of Rome

 Look at who is starting high school–at the Swiss School of Rome! The primary language is German and the default language is Italian. She studied German all summer and is at the B1 level. And now she really starts learning!    She just went on an overnight excursion with her class to a place with…

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