Arrevaderci Roma

Arrevaderci Roma

How often have we sung that song? And remember La Dolce Vita. Well, Roma still carries a flame in history… read more

Assisi and St. Thomas

Assisi and St. Thomas

Back in the day as an art historian, I spent two summers in mid-80ties hopping on trains with a pass… read more

Fendi Day

Fendi Day

There’s nothing religious about FENDI. But one takes a pilgrimage of sort to its star shop when there is an… read more

Basilicas and Bones

Basilicas and Bones

Major Basilicas are the last step before the Pearly Gates. They are often destinations of pilgrims. The ones in Rome, Italy… read more

A Saint Survival

A Saint Survival

One yellow helicopter, one distant white one, and a bevy of pigeon flew overhead, the latter probably irritated that every… read more

A Piece of Paris

A Piece of Paris

Paris, France is a blitz of beauty mixed with maximum security, bi and motorcycle riders, cafes with red awnings where… read more

Water and Our Lady

Water and Our Lady

Visiting Lourdes, France, on the edge of the Pyrenees, is a step into religious mania and passion. It is, first,… read more

Holy Barbecue

Holy Barbecue

Barbecue has a holiness about it that seduces lives, soothes fears, heals souls, and slows down living since it takes… read more