Tag Archive: Italy

The Many Faces and Phases of St. Francis of Assisi: From Soldier, to Beggar, to Troubadour, to Saint

“But as his faith and fate converged and intervened like the inseparable ivy vines that cling and climb upwardly, attaching themselves to a towering tree or a castle’s tall, fortified walls, he was inspired to veer off his former course and peruse a heavenly path…”

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Pax et Bonum: A Movie Review of “Francis of Assisi”

“While many of Assisi’s prominent citizens dismiss him as a lunatic, he begins to draw a following among those who seek to live the rule of total poverty in the spirit and service of Christ.”

“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry”: A Spiritual Reflection on St. Padre Pio

“This ‘Mystic Monk’ embraced the cross and carried it with heroic humility, fidelity, and extraordinary perseverance during his eighty-two years upon the earth…”

The Eyes of the Heart: A Movie Review of “Prince of Foxes”

Enjoy this review of classic swashbuckling adventure “Prince of Foxes”, which not only manages to tell a rousing adventure story but also convey a message about the role of beauty in conversion of life.

Divine Time

“It seemed I knew the name of she who once was there before her soul took flight into Heaven’s light:
Filomena…”

Walking the Green Path: An Herbalist Discovers Her Calling in Assisi

“Those were the days when we were supposed to ‘wander in the wilderness,’ walking out of the community with no thoughts of a destination, because God would lead us to wherever or whomever we were supposed to meet…”

Visions in the Streets: A Movie Review of “Don Bosco”

Don Bosco, a saintly Catholic priest and mystical visionary, dedicates his life to helping the underprivileged youth of Turin, Italy, in spite of opposition he faces from all sides.

When in Rome: A Pilgrim’s Experiences in the Land of St. Peter

Enjoy this traveler’s engaging account of his journey to the “capital city” of Catholicism.