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Models of Purity: St. Thomas Aquinas’s Devotion to St. Agnes

St. Thomas Aquinas’s feast day (January 28) is the octave day of the feast of St. Agnes (January 21). While this may seem inconsequential, there are many points of connection between these two great saints. First, they are both from central Italy: St. Agnes from Rome and St. Thomas from just south, Aquino, between Rome and Naples. Second, they both were from influential aristocratic families, Agnes from a noble Roman family and Aquinas from a mixed Germanic and Italian family, related to the Hol...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Rome, Italy, Jesus, Purity, Saints, Naples, Thomas, Mary, Lucca, Roman, St Thomas, Agnes, Thomas Aquinas

Burning With Love: St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar

A snapshot in time.  That’s what this moment was; but not some faded black and white photograph or oil on canvas.  No, this was real, live and in color — Rome, 1866. An assembly of cassock-clad clerics at the Polish College was listening intently to an address by Blessed Pius IX, the Pope who only a dozen years before had declared the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception.  He was greatly esteemed by the students for this and for what one of them would describe as his “angelic bearing, his unyieldi...
Tags: Religion, Rome, Poland, Jesus, Pope, Bishop, Krakow, John Paul II, Virgin Mary, St Thomas Aquinas, Krakow Poland, Assisi, Jagiellonian University, Congregation, Przemysl, He Himself

Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock

ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven’t succeeded. Another vessel crowded with migrants and taking on water, meanwhile, put out an urgent, separate appeal for help in the […]
Tags: News, Rome, Nation, Libya

Survivors: Up to 117 migrants missing in capsizing off Libya

ROME (AP) — Three survivors of a rubber dinghy that sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya say up to 117 other migrants were aboard at the time of the capsizing, a U.N. migration official said Saturday. It appeared to be the latest tragedy on the dangerous central Mediterranean route from North […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Nation, Libya, Mediterranean, Mediterranean Sea

Best European cities on a budget

With expensive flights (assuming you don’t want to be a sardine in a rickety budget carrier) and even more expensive cities, a big European vacation isn’t always cheap. There is, however, good news for those who feel they can’t afford to go short of hitting the lotto. Don’t let money keep you from an amazing European trip. The trick is to avoid major tourist cities like Paris or London, and instead visit places where your dollar will go much further. In these cities, you might even be able to...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Rome, Danube, Prague, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Italy, Romania, Vatican City, Budget Travel, Rhine, Charles Bridge, Eastern Europe

6 Places To Visit In Italy That Aren't Rome

These destinations deserve a spot on your travel list, too.
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy

Why You Need to Love Yourself and When You Need to Change Your Friends, Job and Life

--> Recently, I returned home from Asia on a horrible airline ticket that made four separate connections before it finally arrived in Los Angeles. On my trip, I had the occasion to sit next to a series of businessmen also travelling back from various places I stopped along the way. The people were Japanese (1), American (2), Australian (1), and Indian (1). On trips, I like to start up conversations and get to know the people I am sitting next to. What I noticed was that each of the people I was ...
Tags: Asia, New York, Featured, Love, Religion, Careers, Los Angeles, Rome, Italy, Life Lessons, Judge, Kaczynski, Fairfax, Palm Beach, Salinger, Ted Kaczynski

10 Wonders of the Rosary

In my youth, I was fascinated with the Seven Wonders of the World presented in my science and history books. The descriptions and images of the wonders made me want to travel the world and see them in person. What a disappointment it was to learn that six of the wonders had been destroyed centuries ago — the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, is the only one that remains. Today, people and organizations around the world have put together new lists of wonders. Many of these wonders are places that peo...
Tags: Featured, Religion, World, Rome, Croatia, Grand Canyon, Great Wall Of China, Wonder, Mary, Giza Egypt, Pisa, Faith & Spirituality, Rosary, Athanasius Schneider, Immaculate Heart of Mary Hopefully

Quiz of the Week: What's the fountain furore in Rome?

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
Tags: News, Rome

5 Foods to Eat For an Authentic Taste of Rome

There is no shortage of things to do in Rome.   Y ou could fill an entire lifetime just visiting activities involving the history, churches and art. What keeps me interested in returning is something far tastier – the food.  And I know I’m not alone. I’m always excited to eat my way around the city, have some fun and spend time with the locals. Swapping stories and sampling some of the best Rome’s tastings is an experience that never disappoints. Rome has it’s share of amazing places to eat; li...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Bianca, Porchetta, PANNA Gelato

Study of Leonardo’s 1st landscape finds he had 2nd thoughts

ROME (AP) — The first-ever scientific study of a drawing Leonardo da Vinci did in his youth shows he added details to an earlier sketch. The Uffizi Galleries said the 1473 “Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria della Neve” was taken on Thursday to a Florence restoration laboratory for study. Uffizi director Eike Schmidt said initial […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Rome, Nation, Florence, Leonardo, Santa Maria, Leonardo da Vinci, Neve, Eike Schmidt

Berlusconi’s back, runs for Euro parliament after ban lifted

ROME (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi is back. Again. The three-time Italian premier, who has made a career out of rebounding from legal woes, personal scandal, heart trouble and political setbacks, is running for the European Parliament in May elections. The 82-year-old Berlusconi announced his candidacy with his center-right Forza Italia party Thursday in Sardinia. He […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Nation, Silvio Berlusconi, European Parliament, Berlusconi, Forza Italia, Sardinia

Comment on foolproof cacio e pepe by Ellie

This is interesting ! The spaghetti that done only basic ingredients reminds me about my trip to Rome years ago. I didn’t even add some salt or other spices but the dish is very delicious and unforgettable flavor.
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Court orders Italian govt to publicize cellphone risks

ROME (AP) — A consumers' group says an Italian tribunal has ordered a public information campaign about the possible health risks of cellular and cordless phones.The Lazio region's administrative tribunal ruled that Italy's health,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Rome, Italy, Lazio

Brendan Lorber's Playlist for His Poetry Collection "If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Brendan Lorber's impressive poetry collection If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving repeatedly transforms the banal into the beautiful and thought-provoking. In his own wor...
Tags: Music, Minneapolis, China, San Francisco, Rome, Radiohead, David, Brooklyn, Williams, New Jersey, Rosetta, Broadway, Argentina, Cia, Scorsese, Osborne

Starz App February 2019 Movies and TV Titles Announced

Starz App February 2019 movies and TV titles announced The Starz App has released their upcoming titles that will be available throughout the month of February, including the Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood documentary premiering exclusively on Starz on Monday, February 11. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(funct...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Rome, TV News, Starz, Miami, SCHMIDT, Shaun, Erin Brockovich, Bowers, Scotty, Leatherface, Bobby Fischer, Joe Louis, ComingSoon

Famed Naples pizzeria latest target of bombs linked to mob

ROME (AP) — A popular Naples pizzeria is the latest target of bombings in the area which Italian authorities have linked to mobsters.A small blast outside Pizzeria Sorbillo in the city's historic center early Wednesday damaged the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Rome, Naples, Pizzeria Sorbillo

Pope to attend all sessions of high-stakes abuse summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend all sessions of his high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit next month that will include plenary meetings, witness testimony and a penitential Mass. The Vatican said Wednesday that the organizers of the Feb. 21-24 meeting met last week in Rome and briefed the pope on […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Nation, Pope Francis, Vatican, Pope, Vatican City

Interim Director of Anglican Centre in Rome declares, “Christ is Risen!”

The newly appointed Interim Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome has offered a statement attempting to lay to rest the controversy over remarks he made over a decade ago concerning Jesus’ resurrection. Earlier this month, the Archbishop of Canterbury appointed the Very Revd Dr John Shepherd as interim director to fill the position vacated by Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, until a permanent successor could be chosen. But critics questio...
Tags: Facebook, England, Australia, Religion, Rome, Vatican, Catholic Church, Justin Welby, Jesus, John, Perth, Western Australia, Canterbury, Christ, Daily Telegraph, Shepherd

How the Months Got Their Names in the Italian Language

I mesi  The months  The original Roman year had ten named months, beginning with Martius, named for Mars, god of war. This was the month when the mighty Roman legions resumed their battles to conquer and rule the known world. It was also the time when farmers began working the fields and preparing for planting.  The other months were:  *Aprilis (April), dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite (Venus)  *Maius (May), for Maia, the goddess of new plantings (who also gave her name to il maial...
Tags: Travel, Books, History, Rome, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Calendar, Language, Italy, Mars, Italian Expressions, Junius, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Numa Pompilius, Julian

ECB's guidelines on bad debts hit Italian banks, irk Rome

News that the European Central Bank wants euro zone banks to set aside more money for their soured loans sank shares in Italian lenders and sparked a rebuke from one of the country's top politicians on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, European Central Bank, Rome, businessNews, Ecb

Travel Inspiration – 4 best Places for a Gap Year

Work, school and stats homework; they all take a toll on the body and mind. So the best thing you can do to refresh your body is to go on a gap year. Your reasons for such trips might be different from others. But whatever the reason behind your decision, a gap year will undoubtedly be one of the best times of your life. It’s a good time to unwind and explore other places you have been dreaming of visiting. So, if you are thinking of where to spend your gap year but can’t figure out an ideal loc...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Japan, Spain, Rome, La Liga, New Zealand, Tokyo, Rome Rome, Europe Spain, Takayama Matsuri, Barcelona Valencia Madrid, Seville Watch

Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert.
Tags: Science, Ap, Rome, Egypt, Cairo, Western Desert

The Church Can Change the World Again

Have you ever heard someone say that if Jesus returned today, He wouldn’t recognize the Church? This sentiment seems to pop up now and then, often on social media, posted by people who revel in finding fault with the Church. It’s true that in every age of history, Christians have done things that would make Jesus cringe. But to say that He would not recognize the Church is to imply that somewhere along the way the Church went completely off track — that the Church that Jesus founded was meant to...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Rome, Culture, United States, Christianity, Revolution, Jesus, Matt, Constantine, Orthodoxy, Church the Church, Sophia Excerpts, Matthew 16:18 Jesus

Former UCLA water polo coach, Long Beach State All-American Bob Horn dead at 87

Former Long Beach State aquatics All-American and longtime UCLA swim and water polo coach Bob Horn died Friday after a long illness. He was 87. Coach Bob Horn in 1979. Photo: Courtesy UCLA athletics Whether it was his days as a player or as coach, Horn was a titan of the water polo and swimming scene, not just in Southern California but nationwide. “He’s one of the dominant figures in water polo history,” said former USA water polo president Rich Foster. “Just the combination of his athletic...
Tags: Usa, News, Minnesota, Australia, Oregon, Sports, Sport, Rome, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, College sports, Ncaa, Bob, Local News, Dorothy

Rome and the Catholic Church fighting over change tossed into the Trevi Fountain

Every year, visitors to Rome's famed Trevi Fountain toss in more than $1.7 million in coins. Historically, the Catholic charity Caritas has taken that money to help poor people. Now though, Rome mayor Virginia Raggi wants the cash for repairs to the city's infrastructure. From the BBC News: We did not foresee this outcome," Caritas director Father Benoni Ambarus told Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference. "I still hope it will not be final."The newspaper ran a scathing a...
Tags: Video, News, BBC News, Rome, Charities, Catholic Church, Federico Fellini, Fountains, Trevi Fountain, La Dolce Vita, Caritas, Catholic charity Caritas, Virginia Raggi, Father Benoni Ambarus

Turkey Billionaire Said in Talks to Sell Hotels to #Dubai - Bloomberg

Turkey Billionaire Said in Talks to Sell Hotels to Dubai - Bloomberg:Turkish billionaire Ferit Sahenk is in talks to sell some of Europe’s most famous luxury hotels to the investment firm owned by Dubai’s ruler as part of a debt restructuring, people with knowledge of the matter said.The discussions involve properties including the historic Capri Palace in Italy, the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese in Rome and Istanbul’s Grand Hyatt, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are p...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Rome, Italy, Dubai, Istanbul, Jumeirah Group, Dubai Holding, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Bloomberg, Capri Palace, Ferit Sahenk, Turkey Billionaire Said, Aldrovandi Villa Borghese, Aldrovandi

Cesare Battisti arrives in Rome after almost 40 years on run

Brazil’s new far-right president oversees speedy extradition of former leftwing guerrillaCesare Battisti, a former leftwing guerrilla fighter wanted by the Italian authorities over four murders in the late 1970s, has arrived in Rome after almost four decades on the run.His return follows a strengthening of ties between Brazil’s new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, and Italy’s populist coalition government. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Americas, World news, Rome, Italy, Brazil, Bolivia, Matteo Salvini, Jair Bolsonaro, Cesare Battisti, Battisti

I baptize you in the name of …

We believe in one God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sin. The words of the creeds which we say each Sunday and in the Daily Office. Perhaps the greatest sign of Jesus the Christ in his Glory is the existence of the Church. How did the early church pull this expression of God’s will for all of humankind together from hints in the Jewish Scriptures and bits and pieces of oral tradition from those who knew Jesus on earth? And how did baptism become t...
Tags: Israel, Church, Religion, Rome, Egypt, Spirit, Jesus, Trinity, John, Abba, Christ, Mark, PAUL, Berkeley California, Jacob, Nero

Italian fugitive heads home to serve life term for murder

ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago is heading home to serve a life sentence, after his life as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia by a team of Interpol agents. Cesare Battisti was handed over to Italian custody late […]
Tags: News, Ap, Rome, Nation, Interpol, Bolivia, Cesare Battisti